• Executive Director

    Lisa Richmond

    Executive Director 206.448.4938 x102 National, regional + local partnerships, AIA Seattle + Design in Public Board of Directors, General Feedback
  • Associate Director of Programs & Impact

    Cassie Blair

    Associate Director of Programs & Impact 206.448.4938 x101 Major Education Forums, Honor Awards, Education Partnerships
  • Associate Director, Growth & Operations

    Kristen Lound

    Associate Director, Growth & Operations 206.448.4938 x204 AIA Seattle Sponsorships (CAP), Advertising on AIA Seattle Website + Enews
  • Manager of Policy and Advocacy

    Kirsten Smith

    Manager of Policy and Advocacy 206.448.4938 x401 Local + State Advocacy, City + State Partnerships
  • Communications Manager

    Bray Hayden

    Communications Manager 206-448-4938 x108 PR + Media, Branding + Visual Identity, Websites, Co-promotions + Partnerships
  • Member Engagement Manager

    Connor Descheemaker

    Member Engagement Manager 206.448.4938 x106 Committee + Member Engagement, Allied Members + Member Firm benefits
  • Community Engagement Manager

    Annalee Shum

    Community Engagement Manager 206.448.4938 X107 Seattle Design Festival production Community Engagement Events
  • Exhibit & Event Coordinator

    Megan Harmon

    Exhibit & Event Coordinator 206.448.4938 x100 Contract Documents, Exhibits, Community Gallery
  • Program & Event Coordinator

    Zoe Guckenheimer

    Program & Event Coordinator 2064484938 x104 Program Registration + CE's,
  • Communications Coordinator

    Hayden Furmanek

    Communications Coordinator 2064484938 x110 Social Media, Enews
  • Graphic Designer

    Kris Kohl

    Graphic Designer 2064484938 x109 Visual Identity, Branding
  • Development & Membership Coordinator

    Madison Eggerding

    Development & Membership Coordinator 206.448.4938 x103 Membership Dues, Job board Find An Architect
  • Interim Finance Manager

    Erin Monroe

    Interim Finance Manager 206.448.4938 X105 billing + payables

About Us

We are a small office of 13 highly collaborative team members that supports flexibility, creativity, and leadership. We are here because we all believe in what we’re doing and are excited by the prospect of helping our members make a difference in our city.  All of us are involved in strategic planning and thinking about the future of the organization, and we value new ideas and perspectives that improve our work.

We actively seek applicants with a range of backgrounds, viewpoints and work styles. One of our organizational goals is to support industry-wide culture change, so that architecture and the allied professions actively attract and retain more people of color, women, and non-binary people. Through all our programs and processes, we are working to value and promote diversity. Our entire team has received training using the Intercultural Development Inventory, and we have a certified IDI trainer on staff.  We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

Compensation and Benefits

AIA Seattle is committed to progressive and equitable compensation standards, including full-time employment as the primary basis of our workforce, and pay scale equity.  We recently completed our JUST certification, and commission a bi-annual compensation study to benchmark against other area non-profits.  We provide generous benefits, including fully paid health and disability insurance, 401k match of 4%, a paid Orca pass, bonuses, professional development opportunities, and generous public holidays including the week between Christmas and New Year off.  We respect work-life balance, and allow flexible work schedules and work from home as appropriate to the position.  Most of us work from home on Mondays, when our office is closed to the public.



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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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