Explore the equity and social justice impacts of a transition to clean energy sources, materials, and processes.
Join us May 17-19 at our 2021 Climate Leadership Summit, Just Transition, to explore the equity and social justice impacts of a transition to clean energy sources, materials, and processes. AEC professionals are working on design and policy changes to rapidly eliminate carbon emissions from our built environment. What are the upstream and downstream impacts of these changes on jobs, housing affordability, health and communities?
Downtowns up and down the West Coast have been hit particularly hard by the COVID crisis. As we look to rebuild, how do we ensure our post-pandemic downtowns are lively, thriving and welcoming to all? Join panelists from San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle to explore shared challenges and opportunities, including where we are and where we go from here. West Coast Downtowns: Resiliency, Recovery and Beyond | May 26 5-6:30pm. Presented by the City of Seattle, Office of Planning & Development, and AIA Seattle.
Join us June 7-8 to examine the concept of complete neighborhoods as an urban design framework and explore how Seattle can support full-service neighborhoods by providing a mix of housing options for homeowners, renters, and people of different ages and walks of life.
Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City will examine the concept of complete neighborhoods as an urban design framework and explore how Seattle can support full-service neighborhoods by providing a mix of housing options for homeowners, renters, and people of different ages and walks of life. Kicking off with the Opening Keynote, 15-Minute Cities for People by Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen, Partner, Director of Gehl in Copenhagen.
AIA Seattle is seeking a Programs Coordinator to support our educational programs and events, our signature design awards, and the Seattle Design Festival (SDF). The ideal candidate will be collaborative, detail oriented, and able to efficiently juggle multiple projects and priorities. More information here – Apply by June 7!
AIA Seattle's Advocacy Update Enewsletter delivers advocacy information right to your inbox.
This month in advocacy: a federal push for greater housing supply; the State Legislature adjourns on April 25; King County’s new energy code update; housing development around Sound Transit’s new light rail stations; opportunities to participate in AIA Seattle’s policy programming; and more! You can find the full April Advocacy Update here.
Plus, check out some of the ways we advocated for architects in 2020 here.
AIA Northwest Washington serves our members in North Puget Sound, supporting and promoting the design profession through educational programs and other activities.
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.
When Seattle Shakes explores how to align the goals of historic preservation and resilient design by understanding the most effective ways of protecting a city’s historic building stock against earthquakes.
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.