Education Programs

AIA Seattle annually offers over 50 continuing education opportunities.

Learn more about Continuing Education requirements for licensed architects, as well as maintaining your transcript, and online education options.

Our major education programs for 2017 include:

2017 Medical Design Forum

February 9 and 10, 2017

This two-day forum explores how tightening budgets impact healthcare providers and their capital projects. Providers face a new reality of performance metrics affecting revenue streams; they seek insight into long term patient flow, equipment costs, and facility use to navigate an uncertain future. In this evolving landscape, design professionals are well-suited to partner with owners and facilities managers to build for an uncertain fiscal future with economical and high quality designs. The forum will include multi-disciplined expert panel discussions, an expo with demonstrations of emerging prefabrication and modeling technologies, and a tour of an award-winning, adaptive reuse project – Seattle Children’s South Clinic in Federal Way. Additional Information.

2017 Future-Ready Building Forum

May 25 2017

How do we make buildings and cities future-ready, considering the shifting tech landscape and the need for human-centered design? Considering big data uses and emerging technologies, is the architect the creator or curator? Thought leaders and industry experts in the fields of architecture, engineering, design, planning, and technology will want to join this provocative conversation! More info here.

Code Evolutions

March 29, April 5, May 24, October 6, December 1

AIA Seattle’s Code Committee wants to help you learn and understand the upcoming updates to the Washington State Energy Code, International Building Code, and the Seattle Building Code. Join us for these upcoming seminars to learn from Code experts like Duane Jonlin FAIA with the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections and Ben Roush with FSi consulting engineers. More info here.

2017 Materials Matter Professional Series – Season 2

June-October 2017

Building upon the successful AIA+2030 and Getting to Zero series, Materials Matter season 2 will provide participants seeking to transform their approach to materials with comprehensive knowledge of the complex factors involved in sustainable materials selection — including embodied carbon, health, lifecycle analysis, and deployment. This series will include a range of topics, from technical knowledge about specifying sustainable materials, to information about sourcing and market transformation.

Information about 2016 series can be found here.

2017 Resilience Thinking Forum

December 11, 2017

What does resilience mean? How do we plan, design, build, and adapt spaces, places and cities while enabling community resilience? Reaching beyond discussions of disaster preparedness and relief, resilience thinking can give us the tools to address complex stressors such as climate change, urban densification, displacement and other significant social, political, and economic changes we face today. More info here.

CAP Collaboration Educational Series

Ongoing throughout the year

AIA Seattle’s Corporate Allied Partners (CAPs) enliven the AIA Seattle community and value involvement with AIA members. Our sponsors also offer their knowledge and expertise in the field to help our members earn their continuing education credits through our CAP Collaboration Classes.Throughout 2017, our CAPs are offering nearly twenty opportunities for you to earn continuing education credits. View the 2017 schedule here.


Program Questions? Contact Professional Program Manager Cassie Blair

Registration or credit questions? Contact Administrative Coordinator Missy Garvin

Explore additional learning opportunities on our Calendar.