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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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Timeline Photos

We are offering private, small-group tours on select dates. Tour guides will wear masks and use personal audio systems. See our calendar for upcoming Friends & Family tour dates and book your private ... See more

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Iterations Exhibit Gallery Viewings Tickets | Center for Architecture & Design | Seattle, WA | Seattle Architecture

You can make a private appointment to view the 23rd Annual Model Exhibit: Iterations.

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The Seattle Architecture Foundation 23rd Annual Model exhibit, Iterations, celebrates the germination of a design idea and how it's nurtured over time through the exploration of writing, drawing, ... See more

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Madrona: Friends & Family Tour Tickets | Madrona Playfield & Shelter House | Seattle, WA | Sat, Sep 12 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

Enjoy your own private tour of the Madrona Neighborhood on 9/12.

On this private tour you’ll discover Queen Anne, Colonial and Craftsman style homes designed by notable architects including ... See more

Friends & Family TourHow it works:In the next couple months we're offering a limited number of heavily-discounted, mini-tours on pre-selected dates. Friends & Family tours must be booked and ... See more

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The World Memorial to the Pandemic

"As architects, we have assumed a commitment to conceive of and build a physical testimony to this singular collective juncture: a World Memorial to the Pandemic."

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Uruguayan architecture firm Gómez Platero is building the world's first large-scale memorial dedicated to victims of the Covid

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Iterations Exhibit Gallery Viewings Tickets | Center for Architecture & Design | Seattle, WA | Seattle Architecture

Schedule a free, private gallery viewing of the 23rd Annual Architectural Model Exhibit Iterations. Visitors get the whole space to themselves!

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The Seattle Architecture Foundation 23rd Annual Model exhibit, Iterations, celebrates the germination of a design idea and how it's nurtured over time through the exploration of writing, drawing, ... See more

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Seattle’s new waterfront is taking shape

Find out what's going on with Pier 58 from Waterfront Seattle

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With Seawall construction behind us and viaduct removal nearly complete, the City of Seattle is ready to rebuild the central waterfront. Learn more about the next phase of its transformation!

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Meet the Black design collective reimagining how cities get built

Learn how BlackSpace, a collective of architects, designers, artists, and urban planners, is working to change the way Urban planning often neglects or harms communities of color by cutting them out ... See more

Urban planning often neglects or harms communities of color by cutting them out of the decision-making process. BlackSpace, a collective of architects, designers, artists, and urban planners, is ... See more

3 weeks ago
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Take a look at this Duwamish Crossing model from @wittman_estes.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/SAFIterations
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Mortise & Tenon is on display through Dec 12 as part of the Iterations exhibit.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/SAFIterations
Exhibitor: Weber Thompson
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3 weeks ago

Check out the display Peak Tweaks at our Iterations Exhibit! Learn how WC STUDIO embraced an iterative process during the design of this project.

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