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 us June 15 for Medium/Large Firms and Jun 17 for Small Firms.

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.

COTE’s Equity in Renewables | May 27

UDF + COTE’s Sci-Fact Future PNW | May 27

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

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!

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.  

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 (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.

Join NWW for their 2018 International Building Code Overview Webinar July 9 & 10.

“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.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will virtually connect 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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