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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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Phone: 206.667.9184

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Palihotel opens in historic building by Pike Place Market

#Seattle is going through many architectural restorations lately, and Palihotel Seattle is a one of them, it used to be the Colonnade Hotel in 1898. Steps from #PikePlaceMarket, the Palihotel lets ... See more

Located in the Colonnade Hotel building, it has a cozy, vintage vibe—and some bunk beds

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Tis the season for sharing! Supporting SAF's programs with a charitable gift this season will inspire young designers to get creative in our weekend workshops or after school programs.

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Metropolis Magazine Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Read

Metropolis wants to help you find the perfect "design-minded gifts"

This week, the Metropolis Magazine editors are revealing our picks for the best design-minded gifts. We guarantee there's something for everyone!

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Architecture firm imagines a forested future for downtown Seattle

Recharge the Battery is a movement created last year to support the improving urban experience around the Battery Street Tunnel. The Miller Hull Partnership, a Seattle Architecture firm, has ... See more

A biophilic reimagining of public space adds greenery and streams

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COTE: Shift Zero and the Collective Push for Real Climate Action in Architecture

AIA Seattle's Committee on the Environment presents a panel where local models to fight climate change will be discussed. It will take place in the Center for Architecture and Design on November ... See more

To transform buildings from climate problem to climate solution, diverse communities must align efforts around authentic change. This panel discussion will explore a local model for this alignment: ... See more

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High-rise offers dynamic integration of art and architecture | Provided by First Light

The architect James Km Cheng and the glass specialist John Hogan are the creators of First Light, a new project in Seattle which is a piece of art itself.
#Seattle #Architecture #Firstlight

Glass specialist John Hogan has collaborated with the Seattle-trained and internationally acclaimed architect James KM Cheng to create a building that is itself a work of art.

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How the VR headsets used for gaming are changing the architecture industry

An interesting article by Tampa Bay Times about how VR technology has introduced new avenues for design and marketing in the architecture industry.

TAMPA — Clark Brown slides a set of virtual-reality goggles over his eyes and is immediately transported to a digital world of his own creation. But Brown isn’t a video game designer in

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Greatest Hits Tour: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Sat, Nov 17 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

Featured stops on our Greatest Hits Tour include the Fifth & Madison Condominium/901 Fifth Avenue Plaza and Seattle City Hall. We hope to see you at one soon!

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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Holiday Youth Program: Gingerbread Workshop! Tickets | Center for Architecture & Design | Seattle, WA | Sat, Dec 8 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Seattle Architecture

The holidays are just around the corner. Now it's time to sign the kids up for SAF's Gingerbread Workshop!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Though the days get shorter and air grows colder we’ll be of good cheer. Decorate a house with those you hold near! Join SAF staff and local architects ... See more

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Find Events | Buy Tickets | Bold Type Tickets

Explore some of downtown’s public parks, plazas that are owned by private developers on the Hidden Spaces & Public Places Tour.
Coming up on November 10!

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Bold Type Tickets is your connection to events in your town, backed by the promotional power of your local weekly newspaper.

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