Join members of our Fellows & Honors Committee, Center for Architecture & Design Gallery Associate Megan Harmon, and 2017 Travel Scholarship recipient Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA to discuss what it takes to craft and execute a successful scholarship application, trip, and exhibition.

Join us at the Info Session and learn more about the Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, including timeline, application, and past recipients, click here.

Back by popular demand, the committee ends the Code Dependent Series with ADU/DADU Redux December 4 after the City of Seattle approved a swath of new legislation relating to their construction citywide. Common issues for Residential projects will be addressed: Land Use, Building Code,  Energy Code, and current design issues for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)/Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADU), home business/office, Substantial Alterations, Existing Non-conforming Conditions and site access and environmentally critical areas (ECA).

Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

SIAF’s Pecha Kucha Mexico | November 18

UDF Happy Hour + Planning | November 20

AHC’s Healthcare Design + Construction | Nov. 22

and CAE’s Tour of Lincoln High School | November 22


Join us for the final course in our Sessions for Small Firms 2019 Series. Effective Sales Planning for Doer-Sellers will cover how can Doer-Sellers prepare for important, high-stakes conversations and meetings with prospective clients and how planning can help Doer-Sellers gain a competitive advantage when pursuing a new business opportunity. Shift from a “vendor mindset” to become a trusted adviser to your long-term clients with the planning concepts and tools you need to be a successful “part-time salesperson”.

AIA Seattle believes our world needs the visionary and integrative thinking of architects and designers, and that design solutions can positively impact our communities. Guided by our values of excellence, advocacy, integrity, equity and stewardship, we prepare our profession to lead, and deploy design to make a difference, so that we are all able to do our best work in a culture of design the fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities. Read about the planning process, member feedback and our mission, vision, values in our new strategic plan.

AIA Northwest Washington (NWW) serves our members in North Puget Sound, supporting and promoting the design profession through educational programs and other activities. Check here for their latest updates.

Congratulations to all the 2019 NWW Design Awards winners! 

Join NWW for an End-of-Year Party | December 6

Seattle Architecture Foundation’s 22nd Annual Architectural Model Exhibit, Symbiosis, brings the work of local architects and designers to the public, forging a deeper understanding of the design process and the built environment of Seattle. Symbiosis explore the positive products and constructive outcomes of interdependence, and to imagine how the work of architects and designers can incorporate disparate entities together in an impactful whole. The exhibit will be in  the gallery through November 23.

This month in state and local advocacy: AIA|WA’s Advocacy Summit, pre-approved plans for DADUs, AIA Seattle’s Housing Policy Statement, Seattle’s budget process, and more. Read the full October Advocacy Update .

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 14-23, 2020. Read more