AIA Seattle hosts a diverse range of award programs to recognize individual architects for their work, as well as recognizing projects that represent the highest level of design achievement and leading members onto regional and national AIA boards and commissions.


AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is a nationally-recognized program that explores and honors projects designed by architects throughout the state of Washington.


The AIA Seattle and Design in Public Volunteer Awards recognize individuals who demonstrate attributes of an emerging leader, poised for significant contribution and accomplishment through their work, community service, and/or active participation in AIA Seattle or Design in Public programs and committees. The Committee Award recognizes and honors a group of AIA Seattle volunteers who has made an outstanding contribution to the organization. Learn more about the Volunteer and Committee Awards.


AIA Seattle has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA. Learn more about our awards for individuals, including timelines, nomination guidelines, and more. Currently, AIA Seattle manages awards, and nominations for regional and national boards and commissions, for individuals on an annual cycle running from around the New Year through early March.


AIA Seattle supports the future of the profession through University-level scholarships and pre-collegiate internships.

Home of Distinction

AIA architects are highlighted in Shelter, a bi-monthly section inside Seattle magazine, which boasts 270,000 readers and 175,000+ online visitors each month. Learn more about the Home of Distinction program and deadlines.


Seattle Design Festival

Kalidespace by CallisonRTKL and Bayley Construction at SDF 2021

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival connected designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 21-22, 2021. Read more