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 half-day, full-day, and series continuing education programs. Additionally, member committees present programs and host events on a variety of topics throughout the year.


Registration Open! | Code Series: Decoded | February 24, April 28-29, July 30, September 21-22, November 30-December 1
Join us in 2021 for a five-part series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee and experts covering topics including Tall Wood 2021 code changes, FHA/ADA/IBC Chapter 11, Practical Guide to energy code compliance, 2018 IBC Update encore, and land use code bonanza.

2021 Thought Leadership Summit: Just Transition: Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Decarbonization | May 17-19
Join us May 17-19 to explore the equity and social justice impacts of a transition to clean energy sources, materials, and processes. Now available online through aecKnowledge!

Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City | June 7-8
Join us June 7-8 to examine the concept of complete neighborhoods as an urban design framework and explore how Seattle can support full-service neighborhoods by providing a mix of housing options for homeowners, renters, and people of different ages and walks of life. Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City is the kick-off event of AIA Seattle’s new advocacy series, 15-Minute Seattle: Creating Livable Places for All.

More details provided 6-8 weeks before event dates.


Just Transition: Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Decarbonization (2021 Thought Leadership Summit)
Earn up to 7 LU (HSW) Save 20% when you purchase the 4-part series

Adapted from the virtual May 17-19 2021 Climate Leadership Summit, Just Transition: Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Decarbonization is now available online through aecKnowledge for up to 7 continuing education HSW credits. This 4-part series delves into the upstream and downstream impacts of decarbonization and explores how building design with a strong focus on equity and social justice can vastly improve our health, economy, and communities. Learn about the impacts and opportunities that “just” transitions to clean energy sources, materials, and processes have on our most vulnerable communities as we aggressively push towards our climate action goals.

Virtual Collaborative Spaces with Sheryl Cababa

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, AIA Seattle hosted a live webinar on how to best keep your team creative and collaborative in a time of exclusively-virtual work, using some common web-sharing tools. These offerings can translate to community engagement, team design ideation, or any other form of collaborative design. The presenter, Sheryl Cababa, is VP of Strategy at Substantial, a Seattle-based digital design and development studio.

Digital Firm Management Solutions with Carlos Obando

Offered with the support of Allied members Mercer Island Telecom, founder Carlos Obando presents solutions for intra-office management, IT support, and client communication. He covers technical options, including Google Suite products, Zoom, and RingCentral, as well as how to use the respective software, their individual capabilities, and how to integrate into architecture practice.

COTE Earth Day Sustainability Slam

COTE’s annual series of short presentations focused on sustainable design.

Density Done Right (2019 Housing Design Forum)
Earn up to 7.25 LU (HSW) Save when you purchase the 7-part series

Filmed live on May 20 at the 2019 Housing Design Forum, Density Done Right is now available in 7 individual sessions online through aecKnowledge for up to 7.25 continuing education HSW credits. This series of case studies and lightning talks offers innovative strategies for achieving higher housing density, creating more housing options that support vibrant communities, and promoting equity, sustainability and livability in rapidly changing neighborhoods. Learn from architects, planners and developers on the forefront of density done right.

Inspiration, Innovation, Impact: The Future of Residential Design
Earn up to 5.75 LU (HSW) Save 20% when you purchase the 5-part series.

Filmed live at AIA Seattle’s 2018 Housing Design Forum, Inspiration, Innovation, Impact: The Future of Residential Design is available online through aecKnowledge. This series features 10 captivating speakers and combines keynote presentations, case studies, research and provocative dialogue. Find out how today’s most inspired architects and thinkers employ innovative performance strategies, explore materials, and engage with questions about the future of housing design. Featuring keynote speaker Stephen Kieran, FAIA, LEED Fellow (KieranTimberlake).


Our major continuing education programs in 2020 included:

Download our 2020 Program Calendar


Program questions? Contact Zoë Guckenheimer, Programs Manager

Sponsorship questions? Contact Kristen Lound, Associate Director, Growth & Operations

Explore additional learning opportunities on our Calendar.



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