Urban Design Forum

The Urban Design Forum serves members and the community by bringing forward critical issues facing Puget Sound neighborhoods and cities, in order to inform, engage, and support advocacy by AIA Seattle members and others who share a concern for the quality of the built environment.

The Urban Design Forum hosts monthly panel discussions, case studies and presentations. Previous topics have included such topics as bicycle and pedestrian master planning, transit-oriented development, neighborhood planning and more.


The Urban Design Forum typically hosts events on the 4th Wednesday of the month, though sometimes speaker’s schedules require off-day events.  Please check our calendar on the top-right of this page. To receive upcoming meeting and event details, subscribe to our email list on this page.

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The Urban Design Forum serves AIA Seattle’s Society vision.


AIA Communities by Design
Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association
Urban Land Institute Northwest


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In conjunction with YAF, the Urban Design Forum is hosting a design competition for 2020. This competition seeks ideas and proposals for incrementally reshaping our region’s automobile-centric areas towards walking and transit.

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Committee Chair(s):

  • Dylan Glosecki AIA
  • RJ Van Liere AIA
  • Daniel Herhold AIA
  • Andres De Wet
  • Nicolas Vivas
  • Adam Bettcher
  • Lisa Awazu Wellman
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    Updates from Urban Design Forum

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    YAF + UDF Release Design Competition

    The Young Architects Forum and Urban Design Forum recently released a design competition that is live now! This competition seeks ideas and proposals for incrementally reshaping our region’s automobile-centric areas towards walking and transit. The competition is open to anyone

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