Architects care about the places they live, and have the knowledge and tools to make a difference through design.
Through advocacy, AIA Seattle promotes a well designed, sustainable city and creates opportunities for architects to prosper. Our advocacy agenda spans all scales of design in our city. AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board (PPB) leads our advocacy efforts. Each fall, the PPB seeks member input on advocacy priorities, then selects a handful of issues as the focus of our work for the coming year.
ONGOING ADVOCACY PRIORITIES INCLUDE:
- Advocacy Opportunities: Become an AIA Champion for Change
- Join architects across the country in responding to the EPA’s withdrawal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan
- Seattle residents: apply to join the Seattle Planning Commission. Applications due by Oct. 13. More info here.
- Sign up to attend AIA Washington Council’s Advocacy Summit, Oct. 26.
- Join AIA Seattle’s Homelessness Task Force.
- AIA Seattle reaffirms commitment to combating climate change
Summer 2017 Advocacy Updates – Mayoral Forum, Capital Budget & More – July 2017
Seattle Mayoral Candidates Forum on the Built Environment – July 17, 2017
Comment on Seattle’s MHA Draft EIS, June 2017
Seattle’s Next MHA + Upzone Area: Chinatown/International District, May 2017
What’s Happening With the Waterfront?, May 2017
City Council Votes on HALA-related rezones for downtown and SLU, April 2017
Federal, State and Local Advocacy Updates – and a New Advocacy Manager, March 2017
HALA: What’s Happening Now, February 2017
Carbon Pricing Discussions in Olympia January 2017
Endorsement of I-732, Action on Transit, Living Buildings and more September 2016
Opposing Initiative 122 and other advocacy issues May 2016
For additional information on AIA Seattle public policy priorities and activities; to share your views as an AIA Seattle member; or to join AIA Seattle’s This Week in Advocacy News email list, contact Manager of Advocacy Kirsten Smith.