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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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Because it Rains | AIA Seattle

Don't miss this tour of the current exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design!

Recipient of AIA Seattle’s 2018 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Laura Bartunek Assoc. AIA explored the concept of rain as a creative catalyst within design. Rain, so often approached as ... See more

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Purple and Gold Tour: From Gothic to Modern at the UW Core (Cherry Blossom Edition) Tickets | War Memorial Flagpole on Memorial Way NE between Parrington Hall and Kane Hall | Seattle, WA | Fri, Mar 29 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

The famous Cherry Trees that line the UW Quad should be in bloom for this tour. Enjoy a beautiful walk surrounded by pink blossoms while learning about the eclectic mix of architectural styles on the ... See more

The famous Cherry Trees that line the UW Quad should be in bloom for this tour. Enjoy a beautiful walk surrounded by pink blossoms while learning about the eclectic mix of architectural styles on the ... See more

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Greatest Hits Tour: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Sat, Mar 23 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

10 FREE TICKETS
WOW! This weather is unbelievable and we want you to get outside and enjoy some fun in the sun so we just released 10 free tickets for this weekend's Greatest Hits Tour!

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It’s a new riff on the city as we focus on the construction, context, and culture which shaped our skyline, from golden oldies like Kirtland Cutter’s Rainier Club to popular favorites like the ... See more

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Office of Arts & Culture Seattle

Creating exhibits takes a lot of hard work!

March 16, 2019 - Ever wonder what goes into putting on an art exhibition? Here's two weeks worth of 1-second glimpses, captured almost every day, into how this large-scale exhibition for Yəhaw̓ ... See more

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15 beautiful urban staircases in the U.S.

What are your favorite staircases in Seattle?

When done right, public staircases turn from an afterthought to an Instagram hotspot, a delightful example of a city’s culture and style.

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3 days ago
13 of the best contemporary Irish homes on Dezeen

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Please enjoy this round up of contemporary Irish homes from Dezeen.

Some of the best examples of domestic architecture in Ireland from the pages of Dezeen – including a timber-frame house with sliding glass doors.

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A Seattle architect embraces the rain in AIA exhibit ‘Because It Rains’

Check out this article from Curbed Seattle about the current AIA Seattle exhibit "Because It Rains" on display at the Center for Architecture & Design

Can we design not just around the rain, but with it?

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Single Exhibit - Wing Luke Museum

Uncover the history of redlining and its impacts through individual stories at this free exhibit at the The Wingluke Museum

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American Fireplace Mosaics Lecture - Historic Seattle

Learn about mosaics at this Historic Seattle event!

This illustrated talk by artisan Theodore Ellison from Oakland, California traces the introduction of mosaic in the buildings of progressive ... See more

Lecture by stained-glass artist Theodore Ellison

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Greatest Hits Tour: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Sat, Mar 23 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

Join our upcoming Greatest Hits tour on March 23rd!
Featured stops include the Fifth & Madison Condominium/901 Fifth Avenue Plaza and Seattle City Hall.

It’s a new riff on the city as we focus on the construction, context, and culture which shaped our skyline, from golden oldies like Kirtland Cutter’s Rainier Club to popular favorites like the ... See more

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