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2017 Saturday Family Events (This series has passed)

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Children (ages 6-11) and family members explore architecture through hands-on activities at our Saturday events that highlight a new design topic every month! Arrive at 10am for an introduction to innovative examples of local and global architectural projects. Then, children take the lead in using the design process to create their own design proposal for a group presentation. Volunteer architects and designers assist children and families along the way.

Most workshops will be held in the Center for Architecture & Design (1010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98104) from 10am – noon. Workshops are FREE to attend, but advance registration is strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

The SAF Family Workshop series has concluded for the 2016-17 school year. Workshops for the 2017-18 school year will be announced in July.

CfAD Playlab

Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM

at The Center for Architecture and Design

The CfAD Playlab is a free drop-in Saturday program for youth and families at the Center for Architecture and Design from 1pm to 4pm. Each week children and families are invited to explore different architecture and design focused activities and test their skills thinking critically about the built environment. The program is designed for all ages.

For more info please email us:


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


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Will investing in a #KeyArena remodel "turn a potential architectural white elephant into a swan"

Check out this article from Crosscut abut two proposals to preserve the Paul Thiry stadium.

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In a rapidly-changing city, can KeyArena save its charm?

Historic preservation is unpredictable in Seattle, and it’s never been a sure thing with sports facilities. The site of classic Sicks’ Stadium is a Lowe’s Hardware and the Kingdome was blown to smithereens. But in the fevered atmosphere of a … Continue reading →