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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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Gingerbread Model Building Workshop Tickets | Center for Architecture & Design | Seattle, WA | December 2, 2017 | Seattle Architecture

Did you know gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century?

The elaborate decorated cookie houses became associated with Christmas tradition and their popularity rose when the ... See more

It’s that time of the year again! As the days get shorter and the air grows colder, we just can’t stop thinking about graham crackers, gummies, and buckets and buckets of sticky royal icing. Join ... See more

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Space Needle's Renovation Project Begins

Check out this article about the Century Project renovation of Seattle’s Space Needle by local firm Olson Kundig!

The current and third remodel will bring the structure closer to its original ... See more

Olson Kundig started the landmark's Century Project on Sept. 14, and is expected to complete the process this spring.

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The Seattle Tower, built in 1929 as The Northern Life Tower, is considered Seattle's quintessential Art Deco skyscraper.

The bricks at the top of the tower are lighter than those used near the ... See more

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Join us this Friday November 17th for our Old Stove Makeover Mixer with Old Stove Brewing Company!

Check out the unique space of one of Seattle's newest breweries and learn more about their shiny ... See more

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The KeyArena is a local landmark, its humble form, stunning structure and center for civic activity need to be salvaged.

Salvaged Witness: KeyArena Meets Nowness by Kejia Zhang & Xiaoxi Jiao is an ... See more

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Conceptual Design Roundtable

As firms increasingly turn to renderings and VR in lieu of physical models, the meaning and value of the practice of model making is more relevant than ever. This is particularly true when speaking ... See more

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As firms increasingly turn to renderings and VR in lieu of physical models, the meaning and value of the practice of model making is more relevant than ... See more

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Come get a sneak peek of Old Stove Brewing Company's unique brewing space, which is only partially open to the public while final changes are being added.

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Living, LEED, Petal, Passive, Green – the world of environmentally conscious architecture produces its fair share of jargon and professional designations.

In our Green Buildings panel November ... See more

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Meet The Designer Of The Coolest Treehouses In The World

Who says tree houses are only for kids? Check out this article about Pete Nelson of the show Treehouse Masters and learn more about how he created a real industry out of treehouse building!

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Pete Nelson, star of Treehouse Masters, talks about his amazing designs.

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Seattle Design Commission - DesignCommission | seattle.gov

Want to have a say in the way Seattle is designed?
The Seattle Design Commission is looking for an architect to join them in March 2018.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises ... See more

Seattle Design Commission

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