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2017-2018 Youth Design Workshops

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Designed for youth ages 10-14, these workshops take a step up, with students tackling social, environmental, and engineering challenges. With more time to work and an emphasis on conceptual issues and concepts, these workshops are perfect for older students. Hosted at local architectural offices and supported by SAF staff and volunteer architects, participants learn as they plan, build, and present solutions to imaginative and thought-provoking Design challenges.

Workshops are on Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Classes cost $25 per student.

We offer need-based scholarships for all SAF Youth Programs. For details about scholarships email Program Director Kathryn Higgins at kathryn@seattlearchitecture.org or call 206-667-9184.

Edible Landscapes: Urban Gardens & Farms

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February 10, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Perkins + Will, 1301 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

What’s more local than food grown right in the city? As Seattle becomes denser everyday, and the planet becomes ever warmer, growing green spaces in our city become ever more important. Working with landscape architects, participants will design their own living buildings and edible landscapes.

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Stackable Spaces: Designing for Density

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March 10, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Integrus Architecture, 117 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle needs more housing! Where will we put it? Where WON’T we put it? Alleyways, rooftops, under bridges, over bridges, in parking lots, underground? Youth will design creative solutions to Seattle’s housing problem, finding vibrant living spaces for everyone.

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Body Builder: Portable & Wearable Architecture

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April 14, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: SRG Partnership Inc., 110 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

As we move around more and more, whether by choice or necessity, our homes are the one thing we simply can’t bring with us. Or can we? In this workshop, students will explore the many instances in which portable architecture becomes a necessity, and design their own solutions.

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Past Events

Rollercoaster Tycoon: Amusement & Theme Parks

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October 14, 2017
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Integrus Architecture, 117 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104

Did you know we used to have our very own amusement park right here in Seattle? Learn about our own Luna Park (and Fun Forest), and how difficult it is to design a places as big as a theme park while hiding all the things that make it tick and also ensuring safety for all.

Branching Out: Treehouses

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November 11, 2017
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: ORA, 1221 E Pike St #300, Seattle, WA 98122

Why cut down trees to build a house when you can just build IN the tree? In this workshop students will explore how to build a safe, beautiful home in the boughs that also respects its host. Will also explore creative ways to protect Seattle’s own tree canopy.

Inside Out: Designing your Passion

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January 13, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: GGLO, 1301 1st Ave #301, Seattle, WA 98101

In this workshop, we’ll focus more on the aesthetics of architecture. Exploring some of the more visually adventurous buildings of the past and recent history. Students will create designs where the exterior signifies what’s happening inside…

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Tonight is our DID talk on housing at the Center for Architecture & Design. Join our panelists in a conversation about how Seattle's housing needs affect architecture.
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We look forward to the launch of our 2018 Lecture Series, Hello Seattle, on Tuesday at the Center for Architecture & Design!

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Pilot and Photographer Captures Ugly Hotel Carpets During His Travels

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Frances McCue with Cary Moon

Check out this event at Town Hall Seattle where Cary Moon and Frances McCue will "discuss the aesthetic, social, cultural, and political transformation of Seattle."

Town Hall and Seattle University presentFrances McCue with Cary MoonThe Importance of Artistic Voices in Urban PlanningNeighborhood:Capitol Hill/Central DistrictTuesday, January 16, 2018, 7:30PM ... See more

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Diamonds & Gold Tour: The Art Deco Skyscraper Northwest Style Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Sat, Jan 13, 2018 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

Start the year off with a little gold on our first Art Deco tour of the season on January 13th.

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Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20s. Following the horrors of World War I, architects began fusing modern structural advances with beautiful, lively, organic designs to create the style known ... See more

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Seattle 3 Year Time-lapse Video from the Space Needle

Just how much has Seattle's skyline changed in the last 3 years? Find out in this super sweet time-lapse video taken from the top of the Space Needle.

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Seattle’s second tallest tower rises on steel plates, without rebar

Wow! The Rainier Square Tower, Seattle's second tallest building, might be finished as soon as April 2020 according to this article from The Architect's Newspaper.

Seattle's Rainier Square Tower will forgo a typical high-rise core, instead using a modular system of steel plates that could save time and money.

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DID Hello Seattle! Faith

This talk will bring together stories and insights from the masterminds behind some of Seattle’s most iconic places of worship and explores how designers can innovate within an ancient building ... See more

This talk will bring together stories and insights from the masterminds behind some of Seattle’s most iconic places of worship and explores how designers can innovate within an ancient building ... See more

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DID Hello Seattle! Food Culture

Food connects people and bridges culture gaps. It’s a catalyst for conversations and innovation. This talk will focus on culinary-inspired spaces that support and celebrate ... See more

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