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


Download our 2019 Program Calendar 
More details provided 6-8 weeks before event dates

REGISTER NOW! | 2020 Medical Design Forum | February 6-7 | 10+ LU/HSW 
Join AEC and healthcare professionals at this year’s Medical Design Forum + Project Tour to find out what’s driving innovation in community healthcare, rural communities, and urban organizations, and what to expect next. PLUS, stay tuned for info on related Architecture for Health Committee’s May and November day-long programs, each with 6 HSW.

REGISTER NOW! | 2020 Codes Series: Cracking Code | February 20, April 29, July 23, September 23, November 4 | 4 LU/HSW per session
This year’s series will include five half-day sessions that explore a variety of codes-related topics. Each year, codes experts determine the most relevant topics to focus on, including recent local code updates, existing building requirements, accessibility, and compliance issues and implications.

REGISTER NOW! | 2020 Project Management Series: Getting It Done: The Art of Project Management | March – June | Submitted for 24 LU
This revised 4-part project management series is tailored to reflect the deep interdisciplinary collaboration that distinguishes architectural practice in our region. Each moderated course will convene local experts—architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and other industry voices—to present content and participate on interactive panel discussions.

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2020 | Thought Leadership Summit – Action Now: Accelerating Pathways to Decarbonization (Previously titled Scaling Up Sustainability)
Our annual thought-leadership summit brings together interdisciplinary leaders and design professionals to explore a relevant, provocative topic. What are the new frontiers of sustainability? For many years, our focus as a professional association has been on reducing or eliminating operating carbon from new buildings. But the significant scale and urgent time frame of our climate crisis demands responses that are broad and immediate. This year’s thought leadership summit will explore high-impact design strategies that make actionable differences in atmospheric carbon.


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 2019 included:


Program questions? Contact Professional Programs Manager Cassie Blair

Sponsorship questions? Contact Managing Director Kimber Leblicq

Explore additional learning opportunities on our Calendar.