Education Programs

AIA Seattle annually offers over 50 continuing education opportunities.

Learn more about Continuing Education requirements for licensed architects, as well as maintaining your transcript, and online education options.

2019 Major Education Programs

Download our 2019 Program Calendar 
Look for further details linked out to 6-8 weeks out from event date listed below

PASSED | February 7-8, 2019 Medical Design Forum: Embracing + Innovating Change | 10 LU/HSW
What are today’s key drivers of change in healthcare and healthcare environments, and how do we approach these changes? How do we measure the social and economic value of innovation, manage risk, and keep humans at the center of design? We welcome AEC and healthcare professionals to join us at this dynamic program that concludes with a virtual tour of St. Charles Bend’s new patient tower under construction.

REGISTRATION OPEN! | 2019 Codes Series: Code Dependent | April 25, July 24, October 23, December 4 | 4 LU/HSW per session
This year’s series will include four half-day sessions that explore a variety of codes-related topics. Each year, codes experts determine the most relevant topics to focus on, including recent local code updates, existing building requirements, accessibility, and compliance issues and implications.

REGISTRATION OPEN! | May 20, 2019 Housing Design Forum – Housing Transformations: Density Done Right | 7 LU/HSW
Design professionals in the urban built environment often advocate for “good density.” But what exactly does that look like, and how specifically can the planning, design, and construction of housing options support vibrant communities? How can the integration of new housing center equity, sustainability and livability in rapidly changing neighborhoods? Join us for a full day program exploring housing transformations that advance density done right.

LOOKING AHEAD | October 15, 2019 Design for Learning Forum: Higher Education
In its second year as an annual industry-specific offering, Design for Learning Forum will provide a deep dive into the innovations, science and sociology, opportunities, and trends impacting the design of educational environments. This year’s full-day forum will explore higher education learning environments.

LOOKING AHEAD | December 9, 2019 Summit on Sustainability: Scale it Up 
Our annual thought-leadership summit brings together interdisciplinary leaders and design professionals to explore a relevant, provocative topic. What are the new frontiers of sustainability? How do we think about sustainability beyond the building scale? The city scale? How does sustainability intersect with issues of mobility, housing, and infrastructure at a regional scale? How do we address the realities of our building profession’s contribution to carbon footprint and waste production?


EARN CEUs ONLINE: The Future of Residential Design

Earn up to 5.75 LU (HSW)

Filmed live at AIA Seattle’s 2018 Housing Design Forum, Inspiration, Innovation, Impact: The Future of Residential Design is now available online through aecKnowledge. This series features 10 captivating speakers and combines keynote presentations, case studies, research and provocative dialogue. Find out how today’s most inspired architects and thinkers employ innovative performance strategies, explore materials, and engage with questions about the future of housing design. Featuring keynote speaker Stephen Kieran, FAIA, LEED Fellow (KieranTimberlake).


Our major education programs in 2018 included:

2018 Medical Design Forum: Design Strategies for Responsive Care

2018 Small Firm Management Workshop Series

2018 Housing Design Forum – Inspiration, Innovation, Impact: The Future of Residential Design

And if you missed this forum in personInspiration, Innovation, Impact: The Future of Residential Design is available online through aecKnowledge. Earn up to 5.75 LU/HSW. Save 20% when you purchase the 5-part series.

2018 Code Series: Got Codes?

2018 Design for Learning Forum: Room to Learn: PreK-12 Education + Social Change

2018 Summit: Contested Spaces: What is a city for all?


Program questions? Contact Professional Programs Manager Cassie Blair

Registration or credit questions? Contact Program & Project Coordinator Brigette Ruhland

Sponsorship questions? Contact Managing Director Kimber Leblicq

Explore additional learning opportunities on our Calendar.