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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 can't wait to be back in full swing with our in person programs and other fun events!

What have you been doing to stay busy these last couple months?

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Seattle is a beautiful place and has reflected and influenced numerous architectural styles over time.

Next time you're walking around the city, pay close attention to the buildings around and ... See more

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This is a picture from 1909 of the Diller Hotel. The building is still standing and located at the SE corner of First Avenue and University Street, but is now several retail stores and functions as a ... See more

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In need of a laugh? Fun Fridays with Pickle are back! Your favorite gherkin will get you smirkin.

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Look at this article by Zosha Millman about the 'Seattle style' in architecture.

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Curbed asked architects who have been working at the intersection of cities and race to suggest required reading for anyone interested in defining the future of anti-racist cities. Here are their ... See more

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At SAF, we want to give a shout out to our current sponsors and say thank you.

Along with great marketing exposure that aligns with your business interests, sponsoring the Seattle Architecture ... See more

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The Curtis-inspired Native Chief Sculptures Watching Over Seattle

Learn about the terra cotta Indian chief sculptures that adorn the Cobb building.
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High above the intersection of 4th Avenue and University Street in Seattle are eight pairs of watchful eyes, peering down on a city they have overseen for more than 100 years. Most people don't know ... See more

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America’s Cities Were Designed to Oppress

"For nearly every injustice in the world, there is an architecture that has been planned and designed to perpetuate it."

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Architects and planners have an obligation to protect health, safety and welfare through the spaces we design. As the George Floyd protests reveal, we’ve failed.

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Join local author and naturalist David B. Williams on this virtual walk through Seattle’s central business district to see a menagerie of beasts fabled, fantastic, and fierce, including lions, ... See more

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