Please join us in congratulating these AIA Seattle members on their exciting achievements: to JoAnn Hindmarsh Wilcox AIA for being a recipient of a 2020 Young Architects Award. To Stacey Crumbaker Assoc. AIA for being a recipient of a 2020 Associates Award and to Lisa Richmond Hon. AIA for being a recipient of a 2020 Honorary Membership. We look forward to celebrating them during the AIA Conference on Architecture and at our President’s Dinner in early June. More information and member bios

Join us at these other upcoming committee events:

Laddership: 2020 Winter Social | February 25

UDF’s Happy Hour + Committee Meeting | February 26

YAF + WID Happy Hour | February 27

and don’t miss committee’s regularly scheduled monthly meetings – check the calendar here.

Submit by February 28 to showcase your work as an AIA Seattle Home of Distinction in the Fall / Winter 2020-21 Seattle magazine & online! Projects selected through the Home of Distinction program are showcased to Seattle magazine’s 270,000 readers and 175,000+ monthly online visitors. Check out the latest Home of Distinction online or in the November 2019 print issue.

Join us for the Opening Night Reception for “Proactive Practice,” the next exhibit @ the Center for Architecture & Design.

Proactive Practice examines how architects self-initiate projects to nurture vibrant and adaptive communities.

Opening Night Reception | March 5, 6-8pm

AIA Seattle strives for diversity in leadership. Your nominations are critical to our chapter’s ability to recognize and encourage design leadership across the breadth of our profession. Consider nominating one or more of your peers for a local award, the College of Fellows, or for the AIA Seattle Board of Directors. AIA Seattle welcomes nominations for these awards and honors through Friday, March 6.

For many years, our focus as a professional association has been on reducing or eliminating operating carbon from new buildings. But the significant scale and urgent timeframe of our climate crisis demand interventions that are broad and immediate, and that recognize decarbonization is directly correlated to health, safety, and equity in our communities. Join us on April 21 for a full day summit to learn from thought leaders and identify immediate actions we can take to accelerate decarbonization in the built environment.

This month in state and local advocacy: a Trump Administration proposal on federal building design; the state legislative session passes the halfway mark; new solid waste guidance from SPU; Seattle’s Green New Deal; Mayor Durkan’s Affordable Middle-Income Housing Advisory Council issues recommendations; and more! Read the full February Advocacy Update here.

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.

And congratulations to all the 2019 NWW Design Awards winners! 

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.

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 15-23, 2020. Read more