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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.




July 13 - September 2, 2017
Extraordinary Playscapes examines the art, history, science, and importance of play, while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world. Read More
Presented by AIA Seattle's COTE committee Nature is a brilliant, untapped mentor. Are you among the majority of the design industry in that you’re interested in learning from nature to develop innovative design solutions but aren’t sure where to start? Join us to learn the real steps for how to apply biomimicry to building design. Although many people are familiar with the term biomimicry, it is often confused with biophilia, bioutilization, and Read More
Join The Urbanist and AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a visit to the changing structural landscape of Seattle’s historically African-American community, the Central Area. We’ll be guided by Donald King, FAIA, Principal Architect at Mimar Studio, who is deeply familiar with this rapidly gentrifying neighborhood and the impacts of physical and cultural displacement on longtime residents. The tour will include a comparative analysis of Vulcan Rea 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