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Whether we’re inspiring potential future architects to develop solutions to social issues or educating the general public on critical community development topics, SAF is fostering a deeper understanding of how design impacts our lives.

More than 6,000 people a year participate in SAF programs, and your gift will help us to:

INSPIRE YOUTH: SAF engages more than 500 youth each year in innovative programs for children, teens and tweens on weekends and in school settings. Model building workshops and other programs go beyond simply creating structures and drawings. SAF provides a historical perspective on architecture and design topics and challenges youth to envision their ideal built environment through use of current technologies and renewable systems and materials.

EDUCATE THE PUBLIC: Through entertaining walking tours that take locals and visitors through Seattle’s downtown core and through our great neighborhoods, SAF covers ground like no other organization in Seattle. In addition, our Design in Depth Series invites the public to engage in panel discussions around topics that pertain to the built environment.

ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITY: For the past 16 years, Seattle’s architecture and design community comes together to exhibit a diverse selection of physical and digital architectural models at our annual model exhibit. In addition to making these models accessible to the general public, SAF offers free programming and social events to engage a variety of audiences in developing a deeper understanding the role that architecture and design plays in shaping our communities.

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Phone: 206.667.9184

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Mid-Century Modern: Precedents and Regional Influences - Historic Seattle

Join our friends at Historic Seattle in Edmonds on March 3

Enjoy lectures from Brian Conway, Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Officer and David Martin, Curator of the Cascadia Art Museum. ... See more

Lectures and self-guided tour of Cascadia Art Museum

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Edible Landscapes: Urban Gardens & Farms Tickets | Perkins + Will | Seattle, WA | Sat, Feb 10 from 11am - 3pm | Seattle Architecture

Kale, Kale Kale! Sign your young gardener up for our Urban Gardens and Farms workshop taking place Perkins+Will on Saturday

What’s more local than food grown right in the city? As Seattle becomes denser everyday, and the planet becomes ever warmer, growing green spaces in our city become ever more important. Working ... See more

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4 days ago
DID Hello Seattle! Food Culture

Come join us to hear how culinary-inspired spaces are supporting & embracing refugees & immigrants in the greater Seattle area.

Food connects people and bridges culture gaps. It’s a catalyst for conversations and innovation. This talk will focus on culinary-inspired spaces that support and celebrate ... See more

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5 days ago
Greatest Hits Tour: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Sat, Feb 3 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

There's still time to sign up for tomorrow's Greatest Hits tour and learn how Seattle's skyline has changed over the years.

It’s a new riff on the city as we focus on the construction, context, and culture which shaped our skyline, from golden oldies like Kirtland Cutter’s Rainier Club to popular favorites like the ... See more

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6 days ago
UW Department of Architecture

Just sharing this event from the UW Department of Architecture

Please join us on Wednesday night for the next in our Winter 2018 Lecture Series, with Amale Andraos from the Columbia GSAPP and WORK Architecture Company! A book signing willl follow the lecture. ... See more

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SAF Annual Open House 2018

Join us for SAF’s biggest event to showcase all that SAF does and celebrate and thank our volunteers who help make SAF a great community resource! Meet and reconnect with SAF volunteers and design ... See more

Join us for SAF’s biggest event to showcase all that SAF does and celebrate and thank our volunteers who help make SAF a great community resource! Meet and reconnect with SAF volunteers and design ... See more

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Hidden layers of history uncovered by demolition of Rainier Square

Take a walk down memory lane and check out the hidden layers under our old digs at Rainier Square

When the downtown Seattle shopping center from the 1970s known as Rainier Square was demolished, layers of the city’s history were suddenly revealed.

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Greatest Hits Tour: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Sat, Feb 3, 2018 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

Did you know that there are six Seattle branch libraries on the National Register of Historic Places? The central library isn't one of them but it's still pretty great. Learn more about the Seattle ... See more

It’s a new riff on the city as we focus on the construction, context, and culture which shaped our skyline, from golden oldies like Kirtland Cutter’s Rainier Club to popular favorites like the ... See more

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Amazon Spheres’ public visitor center opens January 30

You, yes you, can visit the Amazon spheres starting Tuesday!

Here’s how the public can peek inside Amazon’s biophilic office facility.

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A New School of Pastry Chefs Got Its Start in Architecture

What do architecture and pastry making have in common? Apparently a lot according to this NYTimes

"The link between architecture and pastry dates back at least to 1815, when the renowned French ... See more

Whether they dazzle or intrigue, these desserts always work in a carefully thought-out way that defies the flashy concoctions on Instagram.

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