I Am AIA:
Osama Quotah AIAExpand
Osama Quotah is a Principal at LMN Architects. His work includes a wide range of projects in the U.S. and abroad with a focus on cultural sensitivity, sustainability and community-based design solutions. Recent projects include the Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion, the Seattle Academy (SAAS) Middle School, and the conference center renovation at Pier 66. Osama is involved in the larger planning and development issues facing Seattle through his work as an AIA Seattle board member, and his past work on the Yesler Terrace Citezen’s Review Committee, the Light Rail Review Panel, and as chair of the Seattle Design Commission.
Why did you join AIA Seattle?
To connect with others in the field, to elevate design, and to have an impact on the direction and evolution of the practice of architecture.
What is the value of AIA to you?
It is a great place to learn from others and have discussions around design, the profession, and our changing city.
What relationships have you created?
I have connected with colleagues in the profession both locally and nationally.
What project are you working on now?
Seattle Aquarium Expansion – Ocean Pavilion
Seattle Academy Middle School
Pier 66 Conference Center Renovation
Has your career taken you anywhere you didn’t expect?
Yes, I have had the privilege of working in a number of unique locations, from Native American lands in Washington, to countries half way around the globe.
Each project has been unique and exciting in its own way.