Walking tours are back!
Join us on Saturdays at 10:00am as we explore Seattle's architecture and history.
Welcome to the Seattle Architecture Foundation
The Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) is a local non-profit that offers a range of imaginative programs, making architecture fun and relatable to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our goal is to celebrate Seattle’s rich architectural heritage and encourage people to get involved in shaping our city’s future. SAF provides architectural tours, programs for youth and families, exhibits and special events.
Seattle Architecture Foundation respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land of the traditional territories of the Duwamish and Suquamish people and Coast Salish people. Through partnerships and programs, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. This acknowledgment does not take the place of authentic relationships with Indigenous communities, but serves as a first step in honoring the land we are on.
The Seattle Architecture Foundations offers a variety of exceptional programs and experiences for all ages that connect people to the architecture, design, and history of Seattle.
Our enthusiastic guides are excited to share their knowledge with the goal of facilitating a better understanding of architecture, landscape, and urban design practices that shape our cities.
The important work of the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) relies on the generosity of its members and supporters. By supporting SAF, members receive benefits and provide a valuable resource that helps shape our community.
Center for Architecture & Design (CfAD)
SAF is located at the Center for Architecture & Design. The Center is a dynamic public space for exhibits, programs, and conversations that explore design’s role in shaping cities.
We created the Center for Architecture & Design (CfAD) with Design in Public, AIA Seattle, and AIA Washington Council. By partnering at the Center, we leverage our expertise and resources to celebrate the power of design, advocate for policies affecting the built environment, and examine ideas to help Seattle meet the challenges it faces.
Programs and resources at CfAD are developed in large part with input from volunteers and members, mirroring their passion and interests. The programming enables the public to explore their curiosity about the role and impact of design, making this truly a center for all.