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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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We'd like to say THANK YOU to Integrus Architecture for hosting this month's Youth Workshop, Space Architecture. The next generation of architects and engineers came up with some amazing designs.

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Board & Vellum Have Designed A Backyard Reading Retreat In Seattle

Board and Vellum have created this stunning backyard reading retreat in #Seattle, every corner of the room is impressive. Take a look at it. Via Contemporist

Board & Vellum, have created a backyard reading retreat that's surrounded by outdoor seating, a firepit, a hot tub, and a new backyard shed.

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More than just glass boxes: Modernist homes vary by region | Produced by Advertising Publications

Do you think modernist houses across the country look the same? Check out this article by The Seattle Times and find out how design varies by region and why homes should look like they belong to the ... See more

Far from being homogenous glass cubes, Modernist homes vary widely, reflecting regional landscapes, climates and lifestyles.

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Let us take you on a journey into history, embark on the Diamonds & Gold walking tour and discover all of the Art Deco beauty that Seattle's Buildings have to show you.

Photo: Alice Hammond

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Happy New Year!
Thanks to all of our supporters who have made contributions this year. We are looking forward to connecting even more people with Seattle's architecture, design and history in 2019! ... See more

The best architectural photograph of the year has been anounced at this year's World Architectural Festival. Take a look at the winner. Via Archinect

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The World's Best Architectural Photograph of the Year announced at WAF 2018

The best architectural photograph of the year has been anounced at this year's World Architectural Festival. Take a look at the winner. Via Archinect

Polish photographer Pawel Paniczko has taken top honors winning the overall architectural photography prize at this year’s World Architecture Festival. His photograph of Long Museum West Bund, ... See more

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You can still make a donation to Seattle Architecture Foundation. Help us keep providing awesome tours, youth programs, and lectures to the Seattle community. No matter how much you give, every ... See more

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

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Population Mountains

Have you wondered what it would be like to have a 3D view of the entire world? City by city, this map gives you a better understanding of how the population density is unevenly distributed along the ... See more

The shape of cities, using population data for every 1,000 square meters.

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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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