Join us online June 8-12 for a full week of continuing education webinars, discussions, film screenings, art and engagement focused on small scale residential design inspiration and practice innovation. The week kicks off with keynote Omar Gandhi’s presentation "Defining a Process", and concludes with keynotes Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe presenting "housing/house/home".
AIA Seattle joins powerful community voices raised to condemn the murder of George Floyd and the broader system of racism, violence, injustice and inequity that it represents.
AIA Seattle joins powerful community voices raised to condemn the murder of George Floyd and the broader system of racism, violence, injustice and inequity that it represents. We see the sustained anguish of Black people in our profession and in our broader community. Black lives matter. We know there is hard work to be done. Social justice is inextricably linked to the built environment. Architects choose this profession out of a passion to make our communities better. Never has that urge been more important. Read the rest of our statement here.
What does work look like and how will we design differently in the era of social distancing?
AIA Seattle’s Design After Quarantine series examines the landscape for architects and firms during and after COVID. What does work look like in the era of social distancing? How will we design offices and homes differently? What will be the ongoing impacts to our cities and the way we think about public spaces? Join usJune 15 for Medium/Large Firms and Jun 17 for Small Firms.
Feeling cut off and looking for socialization as you work from home? Join Laddership to connect with small groups for peer mentorship, now! Submit an application to join now, either as a Mentor or an Emerging Professional.
Do you have a skill you’d like to share with your community? Are you interested in building connections to your fellow architects during the time of social distance? AIA Seattle is seeking members of our community to offer one-hour, free skill-shares to our members for the purposes of networking and community-building. We’re interested in architectural and non-architectural skills!Submission details and more info here.
AIA Seattle’s 2020 ADU Tour has been moved to an online format – the ADU Showcase. We are accepting applications for attached or detached ADUs to showcase on our website. You can find more info here and access the submittal form to submit your project. Stay tuned for the online showcase!
Propose your ideas for programs and experiences by June 15. Save the Date for the festival - August 15-23!
2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Seattle Design Festival. This year’s festival theme, About Time, ponders our past, present, and future, and seeks opportunities to act during this unique moment in time. More information can be found here on the Design in Public website. The Call for Proposals has been re-released for our virtual festival. Proposals Due June 15. Mark your calendars – Seattle Design Festival will be August 15 – 23, 2020.
AIA Seattle's Advocacy Update Enewsletter delivers advocacy information right to your inbox.
This month in state and local advocacy: inching toward Phase 2; designers hack hand washing on the streets; Seattle rolls out Stay Healthy Streets; your opportunity to help develop ICC codes; and more! Read the full May 2020 Advocacy Update here.
AIA Northwest Washington serves our members in North Puget Sound, supporting and promoting the design profession through educational programs and other activities.
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.
We hope we can gather for a Closing Party for this exhibit - as it has been extend into the summer. Stay tuned for more information as we have it!
“Proactive Practice,” the next exhibit @ the Center for Architecture & Design, examines how architects self-initiate projects to nurture vibrant and adaptive communities. Due to current events, the reception has been postponed – stay tuned here as we know more.
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.