• Senior Programs Coordinator

    Andrea Aguilera

    Senior Programs Coordinator 206-957-1909 (she/her) Awards & Program Registration + CE's Festival Coordination, Job Board
  • Associate Director of Programs and Community Engagement

    Annalee Shum

    Associate Director of Programs and Community Engagement 206-957-1915 (she/her) Seattle Design Festival partnerships + production, Major Education Forums, & Continuing Education Partnerships
  • Senior Coordinator of Member Engagement

    Anthony Collins

    Senior Coordinator of Member Engagement 206-957-1911 (he/him) Committee Engagement, Membership Dues, Find An Architect
  • Senior Communications Manager

    Bray Hayden

    Senior Communications Manager 206-957-1916 (she/her) PR + Media, Branding + Visual Identity, Websites, Co-promotions + Partnerships
  • Communication Coordinator

    David Le

    Communication Coordinator 206-957-1918 (he/him) Social Media, Enews
  • Senior Graphic Designer

    Leah Vendl

    Senior Graphic Designer 206-957-1913 (she/they) Visual Identity, Branding
  • Executive Director

    Melissa K. Neher

    Executive Director 206-957-1910 (she/her) National, regional + local partnerships, AIA Seattle + Seattle Design Festival Board of Directors, Advocacy, General Feedback
  • Development Manager

    Zee Mars

    Development Manager 206-957-1922 (she/her) Sponsorship (Corporate Allied Partnership), Membership Development, Seattle Design Festival Sponsorship
  • Senior Programs Manager

    Zoe Guckenheimer

    Senior Programs Manager 206-957-1912 (she/her) Major Education Forums, Honor Awards, Continuing Education Partnerships

About Us

We are a small office of highly collaborative team members that supports flexibility, creativity, and leadership. We are here because we all believe in what we’re doing and are excited by the prospect of helping our members make a difference in our city. All of us are involved in strategic planning and thinking about the future of the organization, and we value new ideas and perspectives that improve our work.

We actively seek applicants with a range of backgrounds, viewpoints and work styles. One of our organizational goals is to support industry-wide culture change, so that architecture and the allied professions actively attract and retain more people of color, women, and non-binary people. Through all our programs and processes, we are working to value and promote diversity. Our entire team has received training using the Intercultural Development Inventory, and we have gone through the JUST-certification process. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

Compensation and Benefits

AIA Seattle is committed to progressive and equitable compensation standards, including full-time employment as the primary basis of our workforce, and pay scale equity.  We completed our JUST certification in 2019, and commissioned a bi-annual compensation study to benchmark against other area non-profits. We provide generous benefits, including fully paid health and disability insurance, 401k match of 4%, bonuses, professional development opportunities, and generous public holidays including the week between Christmas and New Year off.  We respect work-life balance, and allow flexible work schedules and work from home as appropriate to the position.  Most of us work from home on Mondays, when our office is closed to the public.



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 - and will be August 17-22, 2024 Read more