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2022 YAF/WID Happy Hour Series

White text on blue/teal background. Imperial logo in top-right which reads: AIA Seattle. White text in top-right reads: Presented by Young Architects Forum & Women in Design. Centered text reads: 2022 Happy Hour Series. Below, two clip art pieces of glasses and beer glasses "cheers"-ing. Center-left text reads Looking Forward What is the Future of Seattle Architecture? bottom silhouette of a black Seattle skyline with Mount Rainier in the background.

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community. This year’s series will explore the exciting innovations and advancements that

Posted in For the Public, Women in Design, Young Architects Forum

International Women’s Day 2022

A collage of Women

In principle and in practice, AIA Seattle values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of architecture. Over 60% of AIA Seattle leaders are women, including Board, Committee Chairs, and Staff, and our chapter continues to exceed the national average

Posted in Diversity Roundtable, For the Profession, For the Public, Women in Design

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Diversity By Design

  Visit the Diversity by Design website to see projects that have already been submitted. By continuing to promote and share the impact and experiences as underrepresented designers, Diversity Roundtable hopes to encourage not only youth but currently practicing professionals

Posted in Committees, Diversity Roundtable, Seattle International Architects Forum, Women in Design

International Women’s Day 2019

AIA Seattle delegates pose with Rep. Pramila Jayapal

According to data from NCARB, women and men have been graduating with architectural degrees in roughly equal numbers for the last twenty years and yet, as of 2017, only 19% of licensed architects are women. Fewer than 1% of respondents

Posted in Committees, For the Profession, For the Public, Home Page, Women in Design

2019 SIAF + DRT Social Hour

The AIA Seattle Social Hour Series is a bimonthly gathering presented by the Seattle International Architecture Forum and Diversity Roundtable committees to encourage connections amongst diverse practitioners within the Seattle design community. Please join us for an opportunity to engage in discussions

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, For the Public, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Seattle International Architects Forum, Sponsors, Students, Women in Design

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. The retention statistics are alarming. We are losing potential talent and important perspectives. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Committees, For the Profession, For the Public, Women in Design

2018 Happy Hour Series

YAF WID Happy Hour series

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community. This year’s happy hours will explore the social, environmental, and cultural responsibilities of design. JOIN US EVERY

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Committees, For the Profession, For the Public, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Sponsors, Students, Uncategorized, Women in Design, Young Architects Forum

Thank You to 2017 Departing Board Members and Committee Chairs!

It is through these passionate members that we have successfully engaged our community of architects and other design related professionals in meaningful conversations about the value of design and the professsion. A tremendous thank you for the gift of your time,

Posted in For the Profession, Steering Committee, Uncategorized, Women in Design

2019 Happy Hour Series

Attend the AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series for the chance to grab a drink, socialize with peers, and hear from designers at the host firms. Read more

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Committees, For the Profession, Home Page, Recent Graduates, Students, Women in Design, Young Architects Forum

YAF OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING – ARE 5.0 Transition

  Join us for our monthly meetings set the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30pm at the AIA Seattle office. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community.

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, For the Profession, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Sponsors, Steering Committee, Students, Urban Design Forum, Women in Design, Young Architects Forum

Volunteer & Committee Awards

Mary Wyllie, Peggy Heim, David Mead & Michael Fiegenschuh

AIA Seattle recognizes our hardworking and dedicated volunteers through a set of awards, the Volunteer Award and Committee Award, to acknowledge individuals and committees who demonstrate a high level of leadership, involvement and outstanding contribution to the organization. Read more

Posted in Committee on the Environment, Committees, For the Profession, For the Public, Home Page, Women in Design