Submit by February 28 to be featured in Seattle magazine

Through our partnership with Seattle magazine, AIA Seattle shares our members’ work with a discerning audience and provides connections to local clients who are interested in working with an architect. Projects selected through the Home of Distinction program are showcased to Seattle magazine’s 270,000 readers and 175,000+ monthly online visitors.

Join us in communicating the value of working with a licensed architect by submitting to the Home of Distinction program! Apply by February 28, 2017.

apply button_red


Licensed AIA members and AIA Seattle Member Firms in the Puget Sound region are invited to submit innovative residential design solutions from across Washington state to be highlighted in Shelter, a bi-monthly section inside Seattle magazine.

Residential projects of all scales that were completed in the last five years will be considered for publication through the Home of Distinction program, including designs for new or renovated homes of all architectural styles, single rooms, outdoor spaces, and even furniture, hardware, or design objects.

Selected projects will be featured in the September 2017, November 2017, or January 2018 issues of Seattle magazine.

Why Submit?

  • Each selected residential design will be presented as a “Home of Distinction” in Shelter, as well as in an article and image gallery on
  • Seattle magazine will publish resources to connect their readers and website visitors with the Seattle architects behind the designs.
  • Each Home of Distinction will be featured on the AIA Seattle website and social media platforms.

Download the Home of Distinction Application today. Submit by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Submission Deadline

March – April 2017
Site visits to select projects

By May 31, 2017
Notification to all submitters

Late May – October 2017
Selected projects will need to be available for photography between late May and the end of October 2017.

The next Home of Distinction Call for Submissions will take place in July 2017 for publication in the March 2018 / May 2018 / July 2018 issues of Seattle magazine.

Would you like to be a part of the group that decides the winning submissions? Then get involved with our NW Residential Press Committee! 



Submission Deadline

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Photo: Hill House, designed by David Coleman Architecture

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival Block Party 2016

Seattle Design Festival 2016: Design Change

The 2016 Seattle Design Festival was September 10-23. Read more


  • Op-ed by Rick Mohler AIA: "U District upzone offers a host of welcome benefits" AM Feb 24th

Paid Advertisement