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Annual Open House: Block Party!

Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
at the Center for Architecture and Design

Join us for SAF’s biggest event to celebrate and thank our volunteers who help make SAF a great community resource! From 6 – 8pm, meet and reconnect with other SAF volunteers at the Center for Architecture and Design for food, refreshment and fun activities.

Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or interested in learning more about volunteering at SAF, this is a great event to learn more about our programs, meet other volunteers and Shape Seattle!

Our Annual Open House is a great opportunity for current volunteers to connect with each other and for new volunteers to get involved and learn more about volunteering with SAF. We will also award the Annual Bill Strong Award for Volunteer Excellence. Know a volunteer who went above and beyond in 2016?
Fill out our official nomination form



SAF conducts high-quality, guided architectural walking tours of downtown Seattle and selected neighborhoods. The tour season begins in April and runs through December. Tour guide training takes place once a year, usually in the spring. If you are looking to get involved in other ways, we can always use help with research and script development. From time to time, we also need docents for special events.


SAF offers educational programming for kids ages 5-16 with an intention to give students hands-on opportunities to shape their own community as well as learn about architecture and design. Volunteers can assist with weekend workshops for teens and families, school-based programming, or lead tours for youth and families.


SAF’s annual model exhibit is organized around a special theme and hosts physical models, digital models, and/or renderings. The exhibit is free to the public and seeks to increase public understanding and appreciation for the process of design. Volunteers play a role in planning and producing all elements of the exhibit.


This program increases public understanding and appreciation of architecture and design through a variety of lectures, panels, forums and one-time presentations designed to stimulate conversation and engage the community. Volunteers are responsible for developing and implementing all presentations. This committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30PM.


The purpose of this committee is to make every effort to give SAF volunteers the best possible experience for their volunteer service. Committee members are responsible for developing programming to support volunteer recruitment, training and retention. These efforts may include both educational and social networking opportunities open to all SAF volunteers. This committee meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 6-7:30PM.


Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.667.9184


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Join us for Live, Work Play!Business Campuses
A dynamic talk about the challenges and rewards that come with designing business campuses

Tickets are $5-$15

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Some of the world’s largest companies are headquartered in the Seattle area but the built environment in which they each reside are vastly different. This lecture will examine the impact on the communities surrounding these business campuses, its employees and the surrounding residents.This ev