This is the first session in the 2023 Code Reload Series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee.

This two-day program will provide an understanding of the changes between current 2018 IBC based codes and the new 2021 IBC based codes, including the codes as adopted by the City of Seattle. It will also go into how to interpret and apply key code provisions that apply to most buildings. Join us March 22 + 23, 12-2pm each day.

AHC’s Spring Conference includes one day of in-person interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies, and conversations with a focus on designing for the Native American Healthcare Experience. Presented by Architecture for Health Committee, this session will explore how healthcare design can respond and support aspects of culture through architecture and planning. April 7 in Ferndale, WA.

SIAF + DRT + NOMA’s Social Hour at Mithun | March 22

SPARC’s The Past and Future of Regional Design in Puget Sound | March 23

AADU’s Ace Your Next Interview | April 7

YAF + WiD’s Happy Hour – Integration | April 13

SPARC’s Methow Valley Architecture Tour | May 13

Look to our events calendar for committee meetings and other upcoming events.




This Month in Advocacy:
Washington’s State Legislature is back in person; Housing bills are voted off the Floor; and the release of several proposed budgets and taxes.

Join our Comp Plan Work Group that meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 12-1 pm to discuss crucial questions around how we accommodate growth over the next two decade, distribute opportunity, what our neighborhoods should look like, and changes needed to create a more sustainable and resilient city.

AIA Northwest Washington (NWW) serves our members in North Puget Sound, supporting and promoting the design profession through educational programs and other activities. Check here for their latest updates.


As AIA Seattle reflects on our pursuit of racial justice, we are committing to a process of transparency in what measurable actions we are taking. As a member-led organization, we are establishing this evolving list for the sake of mutual accountability — so you may see what we are doing, and tell us where we should be moving in the future.

We know there is hard work to be done to achieve Racial Justice. We’ve compiled an evolving list of Racial Justice Resources. we’ve found helpful in this work.

AIA Seattle believes our world needs the visionary and integrative thinking of architects and designers, and that design solutions can positively impact our communities. Guided by our values of excellence, advocacy, integrity, equity, stewardship, and collaboration, we prepare our profession to lead, and deploy design to make a difference, so that we are all able to do our best work in a culture of design that fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities. Read about the planning process, member feedback and our mission, vision, values in our strategic plan.


Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival connects designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - The 2022 Festival was August 20-26. Read more


  • Registration ends TOMORROW at 5 pm! Join us for Code Reload to learn more about the 2021 building code updates: PM Mar 20th