Leadership Opportunities

Each year, AIA Seattle welcomes new leaders to represent a broad range of architects and related professionals with a passionate interest in our five priority areas: Design, Sustainability, Advocacy, Engagement, and Member Service.



Potential Board Members are identified in the first quarter of each year, and contacted in advance of member voting in June. The nominees for leadership are a qualified and talented pool of potential Board Members, and the Member Advancement Committee reviews and vets all nominations to promote inclusion and belonging. We strongly encourage the nomination of women and nonbinary people, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans. For more information, see the Board Member Role Description.

If you or someone you know would make a great board member, please fill out this form. Nominations received by February 8, 2023, will be prioritized for review by the Membership Advancement Steering Committee, which vets potential board members for service through the 2023 nomination cycle. The three-year term of service begins September 1, 2023.

AIA Seattle’s nominating committee is also inviting applications for an emerging professional or student as a non-voting participant in the board space for one year of service starting on September 1, 2023. This is a paid position to bring diverse perspectives into the Board leadership space. For more information, see the Emerging Professional Role description. A statement of interest and resume should be sent to melissan@aiaseattle.org. Applications received by February 8, 2023 will be prioritized for consideration for the role starting September 1, 2023.

All nominees will be asked to disclose any violations of the AIA Code of Ethics in the last seven years. Please review the AIA Code of Ethics here.