Travel and Lodging

Loews Hotel 1000

Conference Hotel: Loews Hotel 1000

The primary room block for Conference attendees is being held at Loews Hotel 1000 (1000 1st Avenue), located just one block from the Center for Architecture and Design, and a 5 minute walk from the Seattle Public Library (the main venue for the first day of our Conference). 
The room block is being held for 11/13 through 11/17 at the special rate of $220 per night. The deadline to reserve under the block is Monday, October 22; all rooms are secured on a first-come, first served basis. To book, call the hotel at (877) 868-9134, and ask for "Reservations." The AAO Design Matters group number is AAO113. Alternatively, you may book online using the group booking link using code AAO113.
For questions and inquiries, contact Austin Gotschall, Conference Services Manager for the Loews Hotel at 206-357-9451 or

Air Travel

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), or Sea-Tac, is the main international airport serving western Washington. Sea-Tac Airport is located approximately 13 miles south of downtown Seattle, along the I-5 corridor, and is about a 30-minute drive. It can be reached via LINK rail, car, Shuttle Express, taxi, or bus.

Public Transit

All Conference venues and the Conference hotel will be within walking distance of one another.
Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail extends from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to the University of Washington. With stops in South Seattle neighborhoods, the stadium district, the International District/Chinatown and downtown locations, it’s a great option for travelers coming to or from the airport.
Visit the Metro website for a complete guide to Seattle's transit system and a map of nearby bus stops.

Local Host

The Center for Architecture & Design is a dynamic public space for exhibits, programs, and conversations that explore design's role in shaping cities. The Center is a shared home and place of collaboration for AIA Seattle, Design in Public, Seattle Architecture Foundation, and AIA Washington Council, as well as a place for their partner organizations to convene events and conversations relevant to design and Seattle.