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 fall, the PPB seeks member input on advocacy priorities, then selects a handful of issues as the focus of our work for the coming year.

Advocacy Interests Survey:

Are you interested in receiving advocacy information straight to your inbox? Take this 5-question survey to subscribe to our new Advocacy Update Enewsletter and let us know your advocacy interests.

Ongoing Advocacy Priorities Include:



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

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


For additional information on AIA Seattle public policy priorities and activities; to share your views as an AIA Seattle member; or to join AIA Seattle’s This Week in Advocacy News email list, contact Manager of Advocacy Kirsten Smith.