MISSION

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DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF DESIGN

Design shapes communities on many levels, whether we are conscious of its impact or not. Everything we touch, everything we see in the built environment is a product of the design process. Plazas, public spaces, even things often considered natural, like parks and landscaping, are intentionally designed.

Our Mission

The Seattle Architecture Foundation connects people to the architecture, design, and history of Seattle. We believe the more you engage with design, the more you feel connected to your changing city. As a volunteer driven organization, we provide programs which will empower you to make a difference in your community. Below are the standards we bring to our work.

Core Values

EDUCATION: Through our educational programs and events, SAF engages youth and adults with the built environment. We explore architecture as a visual record of our collective history, a force that shapes our daily lives, and a blueprint for our future.

EMPOWERMENT: Connecting the community with its architecture and design instills a lifelong commitment to and responsibility for the built environment. SAF believes an architecturally informed population is better equipped to advocate for design choices that best serve their community.

EXCELLENCE: SAF provides an opportunity for people to enhance their design knowledge, allowing them to seek and recognize excellence according to their own values and experience. SAF offers the highest quality programs and events, and serves as a community resource for information on the built environment.

COMMUNITY: The architecture of our communities reflects who we are and who we want to be. Through collaboration with community organizations and our volunteer‐driven programs, SAF facilitates connections and open dialogues between the many diverse voices of our city.

EQUITY: SAF is committed to racial and social justice, by providing equitable access to our programs, fostering a diverse volunteer corps, offering resources for civic engagement, and creating programs that represent diverse viewpoints within the city of Seattle.

VOLUNTEERISM: In collaboration with SAF staff, much of our programming is developed and presented by volunteers. It provides opportunities for mentorship through SAF staff, professional development, leadership, and deeper engagement with Seattle’s architectural community. Link to volunteer page

INTEGRITY: SAF promotes open communication of all policies, procedures and financial records and is committed to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

ADDRESS

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

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Journey to the Center of the Universe with Tableau, Weber Thompson & The Masonry Tickets | Tableau | Seattle, WA | Fri, Jul 20 from 4pm - 6pm | Seattle Architecture

This #Friday, take a #tour to the 'Center of the Universe' with Weber Thompson the design team behind DATA 1, a new highly-sustainable office building home to Tableau Software and other local ... See more

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From Amazon’s historic lease agreement to today’s downtown-like expansion of residential and hospitality development find out how SLU become one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the ... See more

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These Vibrant, Futuristic Mansions Are Popping Up in Bolivia

Check out these colorful Bolivian buildings

Known as the “King of Andean Architecture,” Freddy Mamani’s colorful designs are changing El Alto and inspiring other architects.

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In honor of the holiday weekend, enjoy a FREE tour on us! A limited number of passes are available for our weekend tours! Click Book Now to sign up!

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Don’t miss our Design Details tour on July 7th!

Featured stops include the Arctic Club, Cobb Building and Smith Tower

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Town Hall Seattle

We had a great time exploring Town Hall Seattle last night with our guides from Rafn Company. We can't wait to see the final product!

Anyone who’s been to an event inside our venue can attest—our home helps make us who we are. #LoveTownHall

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Design in Public

Don't miss Imagine Africatown, a two-day design weekend taking place in the Central District of Seattle, WA on July 13-14th, 2018.

Design in Public is collaborating with Africatown-Central District to launch our new Design Town Hall series July 13, in conjunction with the Imagine Africatown Design Weekend July 13-14, 2018. ... See more

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Artist Charles Young's Growing Metropolis of 635 Paper Structures

Enjoy this teeny paper metropolis!

Last year we were thrilled to discover this little paper world constructed by artist Charles Young who conceived of the idea as a 365-day creative project to explore different architectural forms ... See more

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Accessible from Seattle’s downtown core, Mt. Baker is a neighborhood that provides dramatic backdrops for many outdoor activities, serene lake and mountain views and an array of domestic ... See more

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Don't miss our next Pioneer Square tour on June 22. Through a gold rush, a Great Fire, and too many re-births to count, Pioneer Square has remained at the heart of Seattle’s identity. And now, with ... See more

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