Landscape Design: Small Urban Spaces

Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 1PM – 4PM

Weber Thompson, 900 North 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Take on the challenge of creating an urban garden that collects and stores its own rainwater and thrives anywhere. We’ll start with a tour of the innovative collection and treatment system at Weber Thompson’s Watershed building. Let’s explore the idea of a modular garden as a springboard for your own Microgarden design. How will you collect rainwater and where will you store it? Can you integrate seating and shade into the design? How will you make it mind-blowingly awesome? Will your MicroGarden be a parklet, rooftop café, or part of a play structure?


Our youth workshops encourage students ages 10-16 to tackle social, environmental, and engineering challenges. With an extended emphasis on more conceptual issues and demanding architectural concepts, these workshops are perfect for older students. Hosted at Seattle-area architectural offices, SAF staff and volunteer architects support participants as they plan, build, and present solutions to imaginative and thought-provoking design challenges

Please note: All workshops will require masks for all youth, adults, and staff (no matter their vaccination status) for the entirety of the event. All those who are eligible for vaccination are required to be vaccinated to attend and show vaccination proof upon entry.

We offer need-based scholarships for all SAF Youth Programs. For details about scholarships, email Program Director, Marina Szende at


Photo: Lan Nguyen

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