Education Programs

AIA Seattle offers over 50 continuing education opportunities annually.

Learn more about Continuing Education requirements for licensed architects, as well as maintaining your transcript, and online education options.

This page details AIA Seattle’s major in-person, virtual, and series continuing education programs. Check out our 2024 major programs and events here. Additionally, AIA Seattle offers on-demand education programs and member committees present programs and host events on a variety of topics throughout the year. Explore additional learning opportunities on our calendar.

AIA Seattle is proud to continue to deliver critical education that aligns with our Mission, Vision, Values, & Imperatives and to extend discounts to our valued members and provide reduced rate / scholarship opportunities. Our pricing is calculated by cost per credit hour determined by member status + flat fee hard costs associated with the production of programming and CPI increases each year. Visit our membership pages to learn more about the benefits of joining AIA Seattle.


2024 MAJOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

Safety Assessment Program (SAP) | March 5-6, 9am-1pm PT 
The 2024 Safety Assessment Program: WAsafe Building Safety Evaluator equips architects, engineers, officials, and inspectors to assess buildings and infrastructure post-disaster, training them as first-responders for a safe transition to reoccupying, clearing, or demolishing structures. Students who take the class will be eligible to join WAsafe, Washington State’s program for volunteer Building Safety Evaluators (BSEs). This program is presented by the Adaptation & Resilience Committee.

Building Code Series | March 19-20, May 14-15, Sept 10-11, Oct 28 | Registration Open for Session 2!
The AIA Seattle Code Committee, featuring experts from both public and private sectors, annually selects vital building code topics for the AEC community, with the 2024 Code Series: Code Mode featuring four sessions exploring the latest developments in local codes, existing building requirements, accessibility, and compliance issues.

Climate Summit | April 15-16 
Our annual Climate Summit amplifies the role of the profession in climate and sustainability at varying scales, exploring critical topics such as resilience thinking, rapid decarbonization, and a just transition, and considers conditions that allow future generations and ecosystems to thrive. The 2024 (Virtual) Climate Summit: Future Forward: Accelerating Change Together will explore practical and collective solutions in the built environment that promote adaptation, resilience, equity, and overall well-being for communities and ecosystems now and into the future.

AHC Conferences | Spring (May 17) and Fall | Registration Open for Spring! 
For over 30 years, the Architecture for Health Committee (AHC) has connected and educated healthcare professionals in Washington and Oregon. AHC conducts programs with keynote speakers, panel discussions, and tours focusing on innovations, codes, and adaptations in the region’s healthcare systems and their integration with the built environment.

Housing Design Forum | June 17 | Registration Open! 
The annual Housing Design Forum explores design trends, policy regulations, practice innovations, inspiring case studies, and demographic changes that impact those designing and advocating for housing in the Pacific Northwest. The 2024 Housing Design Forum: Housing: A Stage for Life will foreground users while addressing actionable solutions to develop more plentiful, quality, diverse, and sustainable housing options in Seattle and beyond.

Justice & Equity Series | Fall
Expanding upon the Culture Change in Practice cohort program and with the goal of building a more equitable profession and built environment, this series will explore opportunities to advance individual culture competency, organizational equity work, and industry-wide change.


THE ARCHIVES

Our major continuing education programs in 2023 included:

Our major continuing education programs in 2022 included:

Download our 2022 Program Calendar

Our major continuing education programs in 2021 included:

Our major continuing education programs in 2020 included:

Download our 2020 Program Calendar


QUESTIONS?

Program questions? Contact Zoë Guckenheimer, Programs Manager

Sponsorship questions? Contact Melissa K. Neher, Executive Director