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Whether we’re inspiring potential future architects to develop solutions to social issues or educating the general public on critical community development topics, SAF is fostering a deeper understanding of how design impacts our lives.

More than 6,000 people a year participate in SAF programs, and your gift will help us to:

INSPIRE YOUTH: SAF engages more than 500 youth each year in innovative programs for children, teens and tweens on weekends and in school settings. Model building workshops and other programs go beyond simply creating structures and drawings. SAF provides a historical perspective on architecture and design topics and challenges youth to envision their ideal built environment through use of current technologies and renewable systems and materials.

EDUCATE THE PUBLIC: Through entertaining walking tours that take locals and visitors through Seattle’s downtown core and through our great neighborhoods, SAF covers ground like no other organization in Seattle. In addition, our Design in Depth Series invites the public to engage in panel discussions around topics that pertain to the built environment.

ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITY: For the past 16 years, Seattle’s architecture and design community comes together to exhibit a diverse selection of physical and digital architectural models at our annual model exhibit. In addition to making these models accessible to the general public, SAF offers free programming and social events to engage a variety of audiences in developing a deeper understanding the role that architecture and design plays in shaping our communities.

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Diamonds & Gold Tour: The Art Deco Skyscraper Northwest Style Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Sat, Nov 23 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

Mark your calendar for our Diamonds & Gold Tour: The Art Deco Skyscraper Northwest Style! On this tour, we’ll go back in time to visit lush lobbies and ornate commercial buildings to learn how ... See more

Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20s. Following the horrors of World War I, architects began fusing modern structural advances with beautiful, lively, organic designs to create the style known ... See more

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2 months ago
031: Obsession

Interesting article from Life of an Architect's perspective of his own personality type. What do you think? Is it true?

Do Architects have obsessive personalities? I tend to think so, and only partially based on my own behavior. I should throw out the caveat that I don’t think you should have to explain why you ... See more

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2 months ago
Seattle’s most significant terra cotta buildings

Are you looking for a self-guided tour of Seattle in the fall? This is a great article to follow if you like terra cotta buildings!

From window bays to walrus heads

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2 months ago
Wittman Estes and NODE use prefab elements to create rentable backyard cottage in Seattle

Check out Wittman Estes, one of the exhibitors at our Symbiosis / 22nd Annual Architectural Model Exhibition featured in this Dezeen article!

American firms Wittman Estes and NODE have created an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, that is wrapped in charred wood and runs entirely on solar power.

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2 months ago
Landscape architecture is getting a major international prize

"...surprisingly there hasn’t been a major international award recognizing the field of landscape architecture—until now."

The new prize, which comes with a $100,000 award, hopes to raise awareness of the the importance of landscape architecture today.

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3 months ago
Rainier Square skyscraper, set to be second-tallest in Seattle, reaches its full height

At 850 feet tall, it’s set to be the second-highest tower in all of Seattle—and as of last week, it already kind of is.

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3 months ago
Capitol Hill Design Crawl - Design in Public

The Capitol Hill Design Crawl will be August 17th, 9am-10pm, and includes a tour, a film screening, several panel discussions, a charette, a book signing and an exhibit.

The Capitol Hill ... See more

The Capitol Hill Neighborhood Design Crawl consists of concentrated events, open studios, exhibits, interactive workshops or participatory design interventions that are meant to activate and ... See more

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3 months ago
At the Powerhouse

Make art with Fremont Arts Council at the Luminata Lantern Workshops! They will have all the materials you need and workshop hosts will be on hand to guide you through the process. August 22 - 25

Drop by the Powerhouse Public Art Studio at 3940 Fremont Ave N. All are welcome to participate in FAC sponsored activities and events. We welcome a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds & art fo…

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3 months ago
Design in Public

Our friends at Design in Public are gearing up for the biggest event of the year; The 2019 Seattle Design Festival: Balance. Make sure to clear your week, it will be a great time! We'll be hosting ... See more

Design in Public celebrates all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle. We nurture relationships among designers, citizens, city leaders, and future-thinking business innovators.

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3 months ago
Photos from Seattle Architecture Foundation's post

Due to popular demand we've opened an additional August date for our Federal Avenue tour. On this tour you’ll see a variety of classic architectural styles from notable architects of the day, ... See more

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