Advocacy

Architects care about the places they live, and have the knowledge and tools to make a difference through design.

Through advocacy, AIA Seattle promotes a well designed, sustainable city and creates opportunities for architects to prosper. Our advocacy agenda spans all scales of design in our city. AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board (PPB) leads our advocacy efforts. Each year, the PPB seeks member input on advocacy priorities, then selects a handful of issues as the focus of our work for the coming year.

Ongoing Advocacy Priorities Include:

Seattle City Council Looks to Reform Rules for ADUs
The Seattle City Council is considering significant changes to its regulation of accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, and will hold a public hearing on the legislation by Councilmember Mike O’Brien on June 11. More info is here, including details on how to comment in person or by email. Please consider reaching out to your councilmembers express your support!

Latest Advocacy Updates

State Advocacy

AIA Washington Council is hard at work for you, promoting legislation on green buildings and livable places, supporting a sustainable state economy, and protecting your ability to practice architecture. Learn more at aiawa.org.

National Advocacy

The AIA represents the interests of architects before federal government and policy-making bodies. This outreach, coupled with sustained member participation and active involvement in the political process, enables the AIA to advocate on behalf of legislative, regulatory, and related issues important to AIA members. Learn more at aia.org.

Contact

For additional information on AIA Seattle public policy priorities and activities, or to share your views as an AIA Seattle member, contact Manager of Policy & Advocacy Kirsten Smith.


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  • Last call: Mayor Durkan seeks member for the Landmarks Preservation Board’s Real Estate position. Applications due… https://t.co/vZHvg16OBl09:07 PM May 24th