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2019 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture

LIVE EVENT November 4 at Town Hall Seattle

The Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is AIA Seattle’s annual marquee program, drawing hundreds of attendees to a lecture-style event of unique rigor and breadth. This nationally-recognized program provides an important opportunity for the design community to share and celebrate its achievements, both among practitioners and with the community at-large. The award winners will be announced for the first time on stage at the live event.

Monday, November 4 

  • 5:30pm – Lobby and Bars Open
    • Ticket includes 21+ open bar (beer & wine only) until 6:45pm 
  • 7:00pm – Program Begins
    • All ages welcome
  • 9:00pm – Program Ends


This year’s live event will be held at the newly renovated landmark historic building, Town Hall Seattle. Please enter the Lobby using the Main Entrance on 8th Avenue.


All tickets must be purchased online in advance (Eventbrite link below).

Submitters receive one (1) free ticket per project submission, to be distributed to whomever they choose. Promo codes will be distributed via e-mail after September 30 when submission close.

$45.00* General Admission
$20.00 Student (with valid student ID)
$40.50* Group Rate Discount | Save 10% with purchase of 10 or more tickets –  Group rate sale ends October 14

*Eventbrite fees apply 

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Bryan C Lee Jr Juror

Bryan C. Lee Jr. | Colloqate | New Orleans, LA

Bryan is an Architect, educator, writer and Design Justice Advocate. He is the founder/Design Director Colloqate Design a nonprofit multidisciplinary design practice, in New Orleans, Louisiana, dedicated to expanding community access to design and creating spaces of racial, social and cultural equity. He has led two award-winning youth design programs nationwide and is the founding organizer of the Design Justice Platform. He was most recently noted as one of the 2018 Fast Company Most Creative People in Business, a USC MacArthur Civic Media Fellow and the youngest design firm to win the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices award in 2019.

Lisa Matthiessen | HGA | Santa Monica, CA

Lisa leads HGA’s approach to high-performance building design, guides related research and education, and support industry-leading projects. She has more than 25 years’ experience in sustainable design and planning, focusing on architecture and design, engineering and energy-efficient building systems, urban and campus master planning, policy development, and cost management. Throughout her career, Lisa has progressed from designing individual buildings that set new green benchmarks to framing the national dialogue on sustainable design through her work on national committees, associations, and forums.

Jonathan Tate | OJT | New Orleans, LA

Jonathan Tate is principal of OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate), an architecture and urban design practice based in New Orleans. The office engages in numerous design-related activities, including applied research, opportunistic planning, strategic development and conventional architectural practice. A recent focus has been on the conceptualization self-development of entry-level urban housing, titled Starter Home*, which has received wide recognition, and Wetland Urbanism, a research and publication project that was exhibited at the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. Tate, and the practice, have been recognized as part of the 2017 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of New York, a Next Progressive by Architect Magazine and a 2018 finalist for the international Architecture Review Emerging Architect Award. They have received numerous awards for their work, including a 2018 National AIA Housing Award and a 2019 National AIA Honor Award for Architecture.

Moderator: Elizabeth Golden | University of Washington | Seattle, WA

Elizabeth is an architect and an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, where she teaches in the areas of design, materials, and building technology. Since joining the UW faculty in 2009, she has organized and participated in a number of design initiatives that combine expertise from the University of Washington, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and other educational institutions. These collaborations have resulted in the realization of the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Afghanistan, and Niamey 2000, a multifamily housing project located in the capital of Niger. Both projects have been widely published and have garnered awards from the American Institute of Architects, Architect Magazine, and the AIA Seattle. Prior to teaching at UW, Elizabeth practiced internationally, most notably as an architect on the Potsdamer Platz project in Berlin, with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop / Christoph Kohlbecker GmbH. She is also is the author of Building from Tradition: Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Architecture.


Questions about attending the Live Event? Contact AIA Seattle Program & Project Coordinator, Zoe Guckenheimer.

Questions about the Honor Awards or submitting? Contact AIA Seattle Professional Programs Manager, Cassie Blair.

Questions about Sponsorship? Contact AIA Seattle Managing Director, Kimber Lebliq.


honor awards list of sponsor logos


November 4, 2019
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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