About AIA Seattle

AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design. We open doors, provide connections, keep our members and the public informed, and demonstrate our commitment to great design as the key ingredient for livable, sustainable places.

A chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Seattle is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, membership service organization. Founded in 1894, AIA Seattle is comprised of over 2,000 architects and allied professionals throughout the Puget Sound region. AIA Seattle membership is open to anyone with a professional or personal interest in architectural practice, and in the creation or appreciation of the built environment.

AIA Seattle is the eighth largest urban component of the American Institute of Architects, with members throughout the Puget Sound area. AIA Seattle is one of six components affiliated with AIA Washington, and the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region, both based in Olympia.

In 2011, AIA Seattle founded Design in Public, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to celebrate all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle.

Our Mission

AIA Seattle advances the design profession and improves the community. We lead by developing
expertise and building connections.

Our Visions

Serving our SOCIETY

AIA Seattle is the leading credible voice for quality design and the built environment.

Serving the PROFESSION

AIA Seattle is the recognized leader for knowledge about the practice and profession of architecture.

Serving our MEMBERS

AIA Seattle delivers on-going value to members through programs and services that effectively meet, anticipate and exceed their needs.

Serving the ORGANIZATION

AIA Seattle influences all levels of the Institute to promote the best interests of members and improve organization effectiveness.

Our Values

DESIGN

AIA Seattle elevates design as a public and professional value, recognizes and rewards design excellence, engages other disciplines and encourages a culture of design.

SUSTAINABILITY

AIA Seattle educates our members to design more responsibly and promotes architects as a resource on questions of sustainability.

ADVOCACY

AIA Seattle empowers our members to promote public policy that advances the interests of good design and the architectural profession.

ENGAGEMENT

AIA Seattle promotes member engagement through the content, structure and pricing of its programs and the deliberate cultivation of new talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.

MEMBER SERVICE

AIA Seattle supports the professional and career diversity needs of our members through promotion, education, networking, contracts, media and member service.

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