AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with the resources to make a difference through design.

Contract Documents

Start your project off right with AIA Contract Documents. AIA contract documents set the industry standard with their reputation of fairness to all parties.


AIA Trust

The AIA Trust offers insurance and benefit programs and serves as a risk management resource for members and components of the American Institute of Architects. Read the 2018 AIA Trust Annual Report to discover the growing number of risk management benefits and resources provided by the AIA Trust and designed to enhance AIA Member value.


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is a nonprofit organization made up of the architectural licensing boards of 55 states and territories. While each jurisdiction is responsible for regulating the practice of architecture within its borders, NCARB develops and administers national programs for licensure candidates and architects to ensure they have the mobility to go wherever their career takes them.


The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. The AIA offers a variety of resources to assist you in passing the exam and getting that architect stamp you’ve been working for.


2030 Commitment

The AIA 2030 Commitment, born out of the 2030 Challenge, was created as a framework to help firms achieve the vision that all new buildings, developments, and major renovations be carbon-neutral by the year 2030.

Center for Practice

The Center for Practice is a new initiative addressing the needs of AIA members and members’ firms on themes related to prosperity. The mission of the AIA Center for Practice is to facilitate easy and effective access to and integration of relevant AIA resources and services to enable its members’ practices to thrive.

Code of Ethics

Members of the AIA are dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence. The AIA Code of Ethics states guidelines for the conduct of Members in fulfilling those obligations.

Disaster Assistance Handbook

The AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook is designed to help architects better understand their role and how to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Global Practice Primer

The Global Practice Primer is a resource developed by the AIA International Practice Committee, which provides important information to industry members on foreign markets, trade, procurement and practice issues, as well as on the critical cross-cultural aspects of working in international venues.

Guides for Equitable Practice

The Guides for Equitable Practice are a resource that will help ensure your organization meets professional and cultural awareness expectations of employees and clients. The first three chapters of the guides have been released for AIA members only and will be available to the public in early 2019.

Harassment Resources

There is no place in the architectural profession for sexual harassment. If you are an architect/designer, and believe you have been sexually harassed, AIA’s Harassment Resources lays out options for you to consider.

Message Book

Created by AIA National, this resource is designed to help you tell your architectural story; let the AIA Message Book be your guide for crafting clear, positive, and memorable messages for a variety of audiences and settings.

Small Firm Exchange

The AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is a resource designed specifically to support small firm practitioners and design professionals.


Messages from the AIA Seattle Executive Director and White Papers are archived in our online Library.

Additional resources are available through AIA National, including Best Practices and Business Resources.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 14-23, 2020. Read more