Recipient of AIA Seattle’s 2018 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Laura Bartunek Assoc. AIA explored the concept of rain as a creative catalyst within design. The exhibit catalogs these tales of rain through a series of climate illustrations and architectural research models, asking and inspiring us to think differently about our weather.  Join Laura for her tour of the exhibit March 28.

Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

Bertschi School Tour | May 23

SIAF + DRT Social Hour | May 28

SIAF’s Emerging Markets in Africa | May 29

COTE’s Life Cycle Assessments | May 29

and COTE’s Resistence is Futile. Resilience is About Recovery. | June 5

Join us for our inaugural City Leaders Breakfast series event, featuring Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, who will discuss What’s Next for Housing in Seattle, a look at the post-MHA agenda to address housing affordability in the city. We’ll discuss the future for ADUs in Seattle, as well as that of duplexes and triplexes, zoning changes, policy ideas around displacement and ties between transit and affordable housing.

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do? Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA Guides for Equitable Practice, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic, and explore how we can promote equity, diversity and inclusion within our own firms.

K-12 Code Requirements will entail a four-hour code discussion focused on the unique code requirements for K-12 educational facilities including fire, occupancy, and 2018 IBC code changes, with case studies. We will illustrate the code requirements, the correct applications and common errors using code illustrations and project examples.

This is the second session in the Code Dependent series

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.

Save the Date for August 23 for the 2019 AIA NWW / AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament in Burlington, Washington.

This month in state and local advocacy: the Washington Legislature adjourns, increasing B&O tax on architectural services; updates to Seattle housing legislation regarding ADUs, anti-displacement, and the Fort Lawton Redevelopment plan; plus events in conjunction with HDC’s Affordable Housing Week. Read the full May Advocacy Update here.

Design in Public

SDF 2019 Balance

Seattle Design Festival 2019: Balance

August 6–25, SDF will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for Balance. Read more


  • Last call: Mayor Durkan seeks member for the Landmarks Preservation Board’s Real Estate position. Applications due… PM May 24th