Annual Campaign 2024
Connect & Focus
For 41 years, the Seattle Architecture Foundation has connected Seattle to its vibrant architecture, design, and history. During 2024, we are focusing on delivering the signature education programs and events that make us an essential part of shaping Seattle: our architectural walking tours, our hands-on workshops, and our public events. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue providing these critical programs that connect the community to architecture and design.
What Your Investment Supports
SAF produces accessible programs designed to connect the public to the built environment. We host these programs around Seattle at architecture firms, schools, community centers, and the Center for Architecture & Design.
Architectural Walking Tours: Having run continuously since the early 1980s, our architectural walking tours are an essential Seattle institution that involves more than 500 participants annually. Each tour is designed to focus on a specific theme or neighborhood and is led by one of our expert volunteer tour guides.
Workshops and Field Trips: Each year, hundreds of adults and kids of all ages attend our workshops and field trips where they learn architecture and design concepts through model building and other hands-on activities. Our curriculum encourages creativity and problem-solving skills in response to contemporary design issues and helps participants explore the history of Seattle’s built environment.
Public Events and the Annual Model Exhibit: Throughout the year, we host lectures, panel discussions, movie screenings, and exhibits that connect the community to architecture and design. Our Annual Model Exhibit showcases the talent of Seattle’s architects and designers and gives them an opportunity to discuss and share their work with the public.