Stacy Segal

Executive Director

Stacy 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. Stacy directly supports our Tour Program and Design Soiree series and oversees fundraising and operations.

Stacy moved to Seattle more than 15 years ago from Chicago. While in Chicago, Stacy developed an interest in architecture and design, living among skyscrapers and buildings designed by the likes of Wright & Sullivan. This interest was sparked by her husband, who is an architect, and has led to her traveling to a variety of landmark buildings throughout the U.S. and Europe.

For more information, contact Stacy at or 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.

Email: or call 206-957-1921

McKenna Smith

Communications and Administrative Assistant

McKenna helps manage communications, registration and administrative tasks at SAF. Her interest in architecture and design comes from the social, political, and cultural forces that shape spaces shared publicly and created in private. Prior to joining the team, McKenna worked at a Waldorf school as a Staff Support Associate shortly after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology at Seattle University.

Email: or call 206-957-1923