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2020 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture

The Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is AIA Seattle’s annual marquee program, drawing hundreds of attendees to an event of unique rigor and breadth. This nationally-recognized program provides an important opportunity for the design community to share and celebrate its achievements among practitioners and with the community at-large. Award winners are revealed for the first time at the live event.


For the health and safety of our community, this year’s live event will be virtual.

On Monday, November 16, grab your favorite drinks and snacks, and tune in to the 2020 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture Oscars-style awards reveal. At 6:30 PM, the “lobby” will open with music and a visual showcase of all 100+ projects submitted. Get ready for the show with your 2020 Honor Awards Bingo Card!

At 7:00 PM, the program will commence with a welcome from AIA Seattle Board President Brendan Connolly, and go on to feature behind-the-scenes highlights from the jury deliberation process, Award announcements with winning project images, insights from jurors Pascale Sablan, Tatiana Bilbao, and Marsha Maytum, and commentary by your fashionable co-hosts and Honor Awards Committee Co-chairs Kevin Snook and Ming-Lee Yuan.

We are sorry to miss gathering in person this year, but look forward to your engagement via social media during the live broadcast. We encourage you to get creative with small group viewing parties, and we can’t wait to “see” you on the red carpet!


6:30pm | “Lobby” Opens

Join us in the virtual lobby to view all of the project submissions for this year’s Honor Awards!

7:00pm | Program Begins

All ages welcome! Awards will be revealed for the first time during this broadcast.

by 8:30pm | Program Ends


This year’s (virtual) live event will be broadcast live, and we welcome folks to join us in the virtual lobby as early as 6:30pm Pacific Time. Although this free event can be accessed directly via AIA Seattle’s YouTube Channel, we encourage interested parties to RSVP to receive pertinent communications leading up to the program.

Click here to RSVP

If you would like to discuss physical or cognitive accessibility needs for this program, please e-mail AIA Seattle Program & Event Coordinator, Zoe Guckenheimer


Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects | San Francisco

Marsha Maytum FAIA, LEED AP, is a founding Principal at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMS) in San Francisco, winner of the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award. Marsha has focused her career on community, cultural, and socially-responsible projects that promote sustainable design, including the creation of new buildings, rehabilitation of historic buildings, and adaptive reuse of existing structures. LMS has received over 175 regional, national and international design awards, including ten AIA COTE Top Ten projects. Marsha is a frequently invited juror and critic and has lectured nationally on the topics of sustainable design and adaptive reuse. She is a member of the National AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group, and served as its 2019 Chair. Marsha has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon, the University of California, Berkeley and California College of the Arts.

Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP | S9ARCHITECTURE | Beyond the Built Environment, LLC | New York

With over 13 years of experience, Pascale Sablan has been on the team for a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects in the U.S. and globally. Currently a Senior Associate at S9ARCHITECTURE in New York. Pascale is the 315th living African-American female registered architect in the U.S. She is an activist architect who works to advance architecture for the betterment of society, bring visibility and voice to the issues concerning women and diverse designers. She founded the Beyond the Built Environment organization positioned to uniquely address the inequitable disparities in architecture. She was awarded the 2018 Pratt Alumni Achievement Award, BD+C 40 Under 40; featured on the cover of the 09/2017 issue. Pascale is a 2018 AIA National Young Architects Award Recipient. Pascale has given lectures at Colleges and Universities nationally; cultural institutions such as the United Nations and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Tatiana Bilbao | Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO | Mexico City

Tatiana Bilbao began her eponymous studio in 2004 with the aim of integrating social values, collaboration and sensitive design approaches to architectural work. Prior to founding her firm, Bilbao was an Advisor in the Ministry of Development and Housing of the Government of the Federal District of Mexico City, during this period she was part of the General Development Directorate of the Advisory Council for Urban Development in the City. The work of the office intersects with research allowing to design for diverse circumstances and in reconstruction or crisis scenarios. Bilbao holds a recurring teaching position at Yale University School of Architecture and has taught at Harvard University GSD, AA Association in London, Columbia University GSAPP, Rice University, University of Andrés Bello in Chile, and Peter Behrens School of Arts at HS Dusseldorf in Germany. Her work has been published in The New York Times, A + U, Domus, among others. Bilbao has been recognized with the Kunstpreis Berlin in 2012, was named in 2010 as an Emerging Voice by the Architecture League of New York, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize by the LOCUS Foundation in 2014, as well as the Impact Award 2017 Honorees for ArchitzierA + Awards, Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal of 2020 and the Marcus Prize Award 2019.


Questions about the (Virtual) Live Event? Contact AIA Seattle Program & Event Coordinator, Zoe Guckenheimer.

Sponsorship Questions? Contact AIA Seattle Associate Director, Growth & Operations, Kristen Lound.



November 16, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm




AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938