Hannah Cavendish-Palmer

Interim Executive Director

Hannah oversees operations of the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) which includes working alongside hundreds of dedicated volunteers to deliver relevant educational programming to the general public. Hannah directly supports our Tour Program and Design Soiree series and oversees fundraising and operations.

Hannah has been on the front lines of organizational development for more than 15 years. With leadership experience at both larger institutions and small organizations, Hannah excels at navigating change with courage and compassion. Hannah has served as Executive Director, Interim Executive Director, and Board President at various mission-driven non-profits. Hannah has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Public Policy from Simon Fraser University.

Contact Hannah at hannah@seattlearchitecture.org or call 206-957-1920

Marina Szende

Program Director for Youth, Family and Community programs

Marina oversees SAF’s Youth, Family and Community programs as well as the Annual Architectural Model Exhibit. She joined the SAF team as a Design Instructor in 2019, facilitating hands-on architectural sketching and model building workshops in the Seattle area and as a Gallery Host at the Center for Architecture and Design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Prior to SAF, she facilitated an intersectional community-based social justice program for youth in Boston, MA, and worked alongside design professionals on a variety of projects. She loves working with youth architects and supporting them in designing equitable structures that they want to see in their community.

Contact Marina at Marina@seattlearchitecture.org or call 206-957-1921

Savannah Di Giovanni

Tour Program and Communications Associate

Savannah helps manage SAF’s tour programs, communications and marketing, and administration. She joined SAF in 2022, and prior worked at an artist-focused immigration law firm in New York, NY. Savannah holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in New Haven, CT, where she studied the History of Art and assisted the art books department of the Yale University Press. She is interested in how communities and their visual cultures develop in tandem and shape local architecture and design.

Contact Savannah at savannah@seattlearchitecture.org or call 206-957-1923