Advocacy

Architects care about the places they live, and have the knowledge and tools to make a difference through design.

Through advocacy, AIA Seattle promotes a well designed, sustainable city and creates opportunities for architects to prosper. Our advocacy agenda spans all scales of design in our city. AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board (PPB) leads our advocacy efforts. Each fall, the PPB seeks member input on advocacy priorities, then selects a handful of issues as the focus of our work for the coming year.

Support I-1631, the climate fee ballot initiative

AIA Seattle has endorsed Washington Initiative 1631, the Protect Washington Act, which would establish a carbon fee to reduce incentives for fossil fuel use, generate funds to invest in renewable resources and promote energy efficiency. For more information, and to find out how to get involved, click here.

Advocacy Interests Survey

Are you interested in receiving advocacy information straight to your inbox? Take this 5-question survey to subscribe to our new Advocacy Update Enewsletter and let us know your advocacy interests.

Ongoing Advocacy Priorities Include:

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State Advocacy

AIA Washington Council is hard at work for you, promoting legislation on green buildings and livable places, supporting a sustainable state economy, and protecting your ability to practice architecture. Learn more at aiawa.org.

National Advocacy

The AIA represents the interests of architects before federal government and policy-making bodies. This outreach, coupled with sustained member participation and active involvement in the political process, enables the AIA to advocate on behalf of legislative, regulatory, and related issues important to AIA members. Learn more at aia.org.

Contact

For additional information on AIA Seattle public policy priorities and activities, or to share your views as an AIA Seattle member, contact Manager of Policy & Advocacy Kirsten Smith.