Call for Submissions: Home of Distinction

Through our partnership with Seattle magazine, AIA Seattle shares our members’ work with a discerning audience and provides connections to local clients who are interested in working with an architect. Projects selected through the Home of Distinction program are showcased to Seattle magazine’s 270,000 readers and 175,000+ monthly online visitors.

Join us in communicating the value of working with a licensed architect by submitting to the Home of Distinction program! Apply by July 30, 2021.

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AIA Seattle members, Member Firms, and Non-members are invited to submit innovative residential design solutions from across the Puget Sound Region to be highlighted in Shelter, a bi-monthly section in Seattle magazine.

To reflect the homes within the Puget Sound Region that AIA Seattle member firms and architects serve, the Home of Distinction program seeks submissions of projects for homes of all scales and types. Projects that were completed in the last five years will be considered for publication, including designs for new or renovated homes of all architectural styles, single rooms, outdoor spaces, and even furniture, hardware, or design objects.

Based on the significant lead time required for print publication, AIA Seattle is seeking submissions by July 30, 2021 for publication in the January /March / May 2022 issues of Seattle magazine.

Why Submit?

  • Each selected residential design will be presented as a “Home of Distinction” in Shelter, as well as in an article and image gallery on
  • Seattle magazine will publish resources to connect its readers and website visitors with the architects behind the designs.
  • Each Home of Distinction will be featured on the AIA Seattle website and social media platforms.
  • Even homes that aren’t selected as Homes of Distinction are of interest to the magazine for other articles and potential for publication as well.

Download the Home of Distinction Application today. Submit by Friday, July 30, 2021.

Important Dates

Friday, July 30, 2021
Submission Deadline

August – September 2021
Site visits to select projects

By October 31, 2021
Notification to all submitters

Late October 2021 – April 2022
Selected projects will need to be available for photography and interviews between late October 2021 and the end of April 2022.*

*Due to the current health advisories, the magazine is working with winning firms to produce images and will conduct virtual interviews with the design team and owners. In-person interviews or photoshoots may become an option if advisories are lifted during the years and all parties are comfortable with proceeding.

Would you like to be a part of the group that decides the winning submissions? Then get involved with our NW Residential Press Committee! 



Submission Deadline

Friday, July 30, 2021, 5pm

Photo of November 2021 Home of Distinction by David Van Galen AIA. 

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