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2017 Saturday Family Events

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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.

We Love the Earth! Design That Mimics Nature

Saturday, February 11 10:00AM–12:00PM
At the Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Did you know some buildings are built to absorb energy like certain plants? Or that some buildings are designed to be shaped like naturally-occurring objects, such as pebbles or butterflies? Come and design a structure that is also an ode to nature!


Gimme Shelter! Designing Affordable Housing

Saturday, March 11 10:00AM–12:00PM
At the Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

This workshop will focus on designing affordable housing. Students will study different models, such as mixed-income housing, cooperative housing and tiny homes, and build their own affordable housing structure.


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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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