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AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design. We are a local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In 2011, AIA Seattle founded Design in Public to celebrate all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle.




Learn about SDIC's plans to encourage DADU development. Share your thoughts with the City on the utility of pre-approved plans for DADUs. The City of Seattle has expressed continued interest in developing sets of pre-approved plans for Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) to make them less expensive and quicker to build. Recently, Mayor Jenny Durkan issued a press release touting the idea. At this Open Forum, Seattle’s Department of Construction Read More
July 31, 4 - 6:30pm
Managing the Q&A, interactive exercises, and group dynamics during project interviews. Selection panels are expanding the Q&A portion of project interviews and using surprise “paper airplane” exercises to better understand how A/E/C teams work together. These more conversational-focused interviews require a different type of approach than the typical clicking through slide after slide of a formal presentation. Join Scott Johnston, principal at Read More
Please join us for an hour-long presentation with Richard Forbes of REI as we explore how gear developments and best practices can help us both keep ourselves comfortable and protect our wilderness for future generations. Humans have voyaged into the backcountry for thousands of years to find adventure and solitude. And while the outdoor community historically learned to create their own equipment or use military surplus and heavy hunting gear, the Read More
Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs? Whether your project is a small remodel or new construction — or if you are just curious about the design process — AIA architects can help. Join us for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and schedule, tips for h Read More