Women in Design

The Women in Design Committee celebrates women in the design professions and supports their professional development and leadership growth by providing a forum for thoughtful discussion and networking. We seek to raise the awareness and understanding of the current state of gender diversity and elevate the influence of women leaders in our profession.

The Women in Design Committee hosts evening panel discussions, book salons, dine around events, Mommy meet-ups, and co-presents monthly happy hours with the Young Architects Forum which are hosted by local architecture, construction, and built environment design firms.  In 2015, the Women in Design Committee hosted the national Women’s Leadership Summit.


The Women in Design Committee meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon at AIA Seattle.  Every other month, we will have a discussion topic.  To receive upcoming meeting and event details, subscribe to our email list.  AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community.

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The Women in Design Committee serves AIA Seattle’s Member vision.

Committee Chair(s):

  • Jennifer Caldwell AIA
  • Emily Doe AIA
  • Genevieve Therioakes AIA
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    Updates from Women in Design

    Welcome New 2018-19 Board of Directors

    AIA Seattle’s Board Nominating Committee is pleased to present this slate of accomplished members to fill open seats on our Board of Directors beginning September 1, 2018. Our nominating committee – Ron Rochon FAIA (Chair), Vicki Ha AIA, Stephen Jablonsky, Amy Janof

    2018 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

    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,


      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.

    Volunteer & Committee Awards

    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