Resources

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.

Career

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 2019 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.

NCARB

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.

ARE

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.

Practice

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. Each year the AIA publishes a report on the progress toward the 2030 goals made by participating firms. The full 2018 Progress Report is available for download.

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. The full AIA Global Practice Primer is available for download.

Guides for Equitable Practice

The Guides for Equitable Practice are a resource that will help you make the business and professional case for ensuring that your organization meets the career development, professional environment, and cultural awareness expectations of current and future employees and clients. Each chapter includes real-world-derived best practices, relevant research, and other tools to help you address a variety of employment and personnel issues about equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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

The AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is a resource designed specifically to support small firm practitioners and design professionals. SFx advocates for small firms, promotes Small Firm leadership and professional development and practice, and supports local component roundtables and small firm networks. Visit the Small Firm Exchange homepage to learn more, including how to join SFx.

The AIA Small Firm Compensation Report is dedicated to the unique needs and structure of small architecture firms, including details on benefits offered and detailed compensation tables broken out for six positions by firm type, firm revenue, region of the country, and more. Available for purchase via AIA National website.

Library

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.

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Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will virtually connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 15-23, 2020. Read more

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