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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Visit Seattle’s only residential Landmark District on our Harvard Belmont Tour coming up on June 2nd

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Parks and Recreation Tickets | Center for Architecture & Design | Seattle, WA | Tue, Jun 19 from 6pm - 7:30pm | Seattle Architecture

Next Design in Depth lecture is June 19th

Everyone needs a break now and then and with hundreds of city parks and vast natural spaces there’s no shortage of things to do in Seattle. For both new ... See more

Everyone needs a break now and then and with hundreds of city parks and vast natural spaces there’s no shortage of things to do in Seattle. For both new and longtime residents, this talk offers ... See more

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Enjoy a rich variety of eclectic architecture on the UW Campus on our Purple & Gold Tour on June 2nd!

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Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20's on one of our upcoming Art Deco tours.

Featured stops include: the Exchange Building, the Seattle Tower and Washington Athletic Club.

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Our office roommates at AIA Seattle are hiring! Check out their job descriptions here.

We're hiring! AIA Seattle is seeking to fill two open positions: Membership and Volunteer Manager (http://bit.ly/2keaDQi); and Program and Project Coordinator (http://bit.ly/2GFQZ8H).

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NEIGHBORHOOD EXCHANGE « Seattle Architecture Foundation

Trying to get a community project off the ground and not sure where to start? Check out our FREE program, the Neighborhood Exchange.

Explore local community-based design projects that are making a ... See more

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We are now accepting submissions for our 21st Annual Architectural Model Exhibit: Transparency, which will open to the public from August 30th – November 24th, 2018.

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We revamped our SLU tour this year to reflect some of the re-investment and re-development in that neighborhood. Check out our line up of dates!

Stops include: Amazon’s SLU Campus, South Lake ... See more

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This year we only have two iterations of the Art and Architecture Tour so sign up soon!

Experience the best of public and privately funded art. From hatch covers to fountains to sculpture, ... See more

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This Saturday take a walk through Seattle's design history by looking closely at the details that give a building its personality on our Design Details Tours.

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