Each year, AIA Seattle recognizes leadership and achievement in design and the built environment through its honors program. Honors acknowledge excellence and strengthen ties between architects and the many professions that partner with them to make a difference through design. Please join us for an evening virtual reception on Friday, October 2 to celebrate our 2020 honorees for championing outstanding design in our city and region. The 2020 Honoree page will continue a rolling announcement of local honorees starting Tuesday, September 8.

This year is going to be a little different. For the health and safety of our community, this year’s live event will be virtual. On Monday, November 16, grab your favorite drinks and snacks and tune in to the 2020 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture Oscars-style awards reveal! We are sorry to miss gathering in person this year, but look forward to your engagement via social media during the live broadcast. We encourage you to get creative with small group viewing parties, and we can’t wait to “see” you on the red carpet!

WID: Meaningful Mentorship | October 13

Look to our events calendar for the listing of upcoming committee meetings.

Join Laddership to connect with small groups for peer mentorship! Submit an application to join either as a Mentor or an Emerging Professional.

As AIA Seattle reflects on our pursuit of racial justice, we are committing to a process of transparency in what measurable actions we are taking. As a member-led organization, we have established this evolving list for the sake of mutual accountability — so you may see what we are doing, and tell us where we should be moving in the future. As we establish new protocols, goals, and activities, we will add them to the top of this list.

Find our Racial Justice Resources Page here. And Read our statement here.

AIA Seattle’s 2020 ADU Tour has been moved to an online format – the ADU Showcase. This Showcase highlights ADUs designed by AIA Seattle member architects. Each ADU is uniquely designed based on local regulations, site conditions, family needs, and client preferences

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!

The Seattle Architecture Foundation 23rd Annual Model exhibitIterations, celebrates the germination of a design idea and how it’s nurtured over time through the exploration of writing, drawing, modeling and material studies.

The exhibit will be on display August 12 – December 12, 2020

Community is more important than ever. As a member-based organization, AIA Seattle is rapidly shifting its response to this public health crisis with remote learning and engagement opportunities, and aggregating regional and national resources for our members. Programming updates will continue to be made on our events calendar, and homepage.

This month in state and local advocacy: AIA National’s policy platform; state rulemaking updates; SDCI’s Omnibus Legislation; virtual Design Review board meetings; Portland’s sweeping zoning reform; and more! The August Advocacy Update is also available online.

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.

Northwest Washington 2020 Design Awards Virtual Event | October 15

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 that fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities. Read about the planning process, member feedback and our mission, vision, values in our new strategic plan.


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Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival virtually connected designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 15-23, 2020. Read more


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