Family Workshops

Designed with younger children in mind (ages 5-10 with chaperone), our family workshops encourage children and their caregivers to explore architecture through hands-on activities each month. Workshops begin with an exploration of exciting examples of architecture from around the world and activities that highlight the design process. Then, the kids are off–designing and building their own structures in a whirlwind two-hour workshop that culminates in a group presentation. 

Family Workshops will be hosted at the Center for Architecture and Design (1010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA) every 2nd Saturday of the month from October 2021 - April 2022. Registration opens on the 1st day of the month prior to the workshop.

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

Please note: We are taking many precautions to ensure your family's safety including operating at a limited capacity, requiring masks for all, and vaccination for those who are eligible.


2021-2022 Family Workshops

treehouses. Lan Nguyen



outerspace. andrea grimaldo

Outer Space Structures



Gingerbread Houses


Trevor Dykstra, Families (1)



Trevor Dykstra, Families



fantasy.Northwest School Photography Class

Fantasy Buildings


Lan Nguyen, Families (8)



Design at Your Desk

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Seattle Architecture Foundation created “Design at your Desk” a series of design challenges for youth of all ages and abilities. Draw a picture, make a model, and share your design with us on social media with the hashtag #SEAarchitecture!

Design at your Desk PDF Downloads

Art Outside the Lines 
Main Streets 
Tiny House 
Transportation Challenge 
Playing in the Rain 
Play Spaces for Everyone 
About Time 

If you enjoy these programs please consider making a donation to SAF so that we may continue providing public programming.