2019 Honor Awards For Washington Architecture

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2019 Honor Awards Live Event November 4 At Town Hall Seattle

The Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is AIA Seattle’s annual marquee program, drawing hundreds of attendees to a lecture-style event of unique rigor and breadth. This nationally-recognized program provides an important opportunity for the design community to share and celebrate its achievements, both among practitioners and with the community at-large.

Monday, November 4

  • 5:30pm – Lobby and Bars Open
    Ticket includes 21+ open bar (beer & wine only) until 6:45pm
  • 7:00pm – Program Begins
    All ages welcome
  • 9:00pm – Program Ends

New Venue!

This year’s live event will be held at the newly renovated landmark historic building, Town Hall Seattle. Please enter the Lobby using the Main Entrance on 8th Avenue.


All tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Submitters receive one (1) free ticket per project submission, to be distributed to whomever they choose. Promo codes will be distributed via e-mail after September 30 when submission close.

  • $45.00* General Admission
  • $20 Student (with valid student ID)
  • $40.50* Group Rate Discount | Save 10% with purchase of 10 or more tickets – Group rate sale ends October 14

*Eventbrite fees apply

Meet the Jury

Bryan C. Lee Jr. | Colloqate | New Orleans, LA

Bryan Lee is the Design Director of Colloqate and a national Design Justice Advocate. Lee has a decade of experience in the field of architecture Lee is the founding organizer of the Design Justice Platform and organized the Design As Protest National Day of Action. Bryan has led two award-winning architecture and design programs for high school students through the Arts Council of New Orleans and the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Lisa Matthiessen | HGA | Santa Monica, CA

Lisa leads HGA’s approach to high-performance building design, guides related research and education, and support industry-leading projects. She has more than 25 years’ experience in sustainable design and planning, focusing on architecture and design, engineering and energy-efficient building systems, urban and campus master planning, policy development, and cost management. Throughout her career, Lisa has progressed from designing individual buildings that set new green benchmarks to framing the national dialogue on sustainable design through her work on national committees, associations, and forums.

Jonathan Tate | OJT | New Orleans, LA

Jonathan Tate is principal of OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate), an architecture and urban design practice based in New Orleans. The office engages in numerous design-related activities, including applied research, opportunistic planning, strategic development and conventional architectural practice. A recent focus has been on the conceptualization self-development of entry-level urban housing, titled Starter Home*, which has received wide recognition, and Wetland Urbanism, a research and publication project that was exhibited at the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. Tate, and the practice, have been recognized as part of the 2017 Emerging Voices by the Architectural League of New York, a Next Progressive by Architect Magazine and a 2018 finalist for the international Architecture Review Emerging Architect Award. They have received numerous awards for their work, including a 2018 National AIA Housing Award and a 2019 National AIA Honor Award for Architecture.

Moderator: Elizabeth Golden | University of Washington | Seattle, WA

Elizabeth is an architect and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, where she teaches in the areas of design, materials, and building technology. Since joining the UW faculty in 2009, she has organized and participated in a number of design initiatives that combine expertise from the University of Washington, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and other educational institutions. These collaborations have resulted in the realization of the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Afghanistan, and Niamey 2000, a multifamily housing project located in the capital of Niger. Both projects have been widely published and have garnered awards from the American Institute of Architects, Architect Magazine, and the AIA Seattle. Prior to teaching at UW, Elizabeth practiced internationally, most notably as an architect on the Potsdamer Platz project in Berlin, with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop / Christoph Kohlbecker GmbH. She is also is the author of Building from Tradition: Local Materials and Methods in Contemporary Architecture.

Cover image courtesy AIA Seattle.

Event Detail

November 4, 2019 5:30 pm
November 4, 2019 9:00 pm


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