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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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The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel

How does architecture affect how we feel? Read to find out as BBC elaborates on this interesting topic.

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170605-the-psychology-behind-your-citys-design

As more of us flock to urban living, city designers are re-thinking buildings’ influence on our moods in an era of “neuro-architecture”.

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Want to learn more about the buildings that shape Seattle's skyline? Come explore downtown on our Greatest Hits Tour tomorrow at 10am and Sunday at 1pm!
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2tNU6VD

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Find Events | Buy Tickets | Bold Type Tickets

Don't miss tomorrow's University of Washington tour. The UW tour is a great way to get familiar with a variety of architectural styles in a short amount of time. The campus features buildings from ... See more

Bold Type Tickets is your connection to events in your town, backed by the promotional power of your local weekly newspaper.

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Washington Main Street

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Washington Main Street is now accepting applications for new Main Street Communities and Affiliates!

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Find Events | Buy Tickets | Seattle Architecture

Our tours this week include Architecture 101, Art Deco, and a University of Washington tour. The UW campus has an eclectic mix of buildings with different architectural styles including Brutalist and ... See more

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The International Examiner – Architecture exhibit tells the story of CID street revitalization

Thanks to the International Examiner for this exhibit recap of our Main Streets Exhibit! Stop by the Center to see the current exhibit: Extraordinary Playscapes - It will get you in the mood for ... See more

The Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) exhibit “Main Streets in a Changing America” showcased how five communities across the country have successfully revitalized their main streets. One of ... See more

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Art + Architecture Tour: Let the Streets Be Your Museum! Tickets | Rainier Tower | Seattle, WA | July 15, 2017 | Seattle Architecture

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Seattle Design Festival - Block Party

Don't miss the #SDF2017 Block Party!

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Urban Sketching with the Northwest School

It was so inspiring to have Urban Sketchers Seattle spend time with our summer program participants at The Northwest School! What a great day and so much fun! Thank you!

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