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 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). 

We offer need-based scholarships for all SAF Family Programs. For details about scholarships please email 


Spring/Summer 2024 Family Workshops


Bridges | Family Workshop

Saturday, February 3, 2024…

general. trevor dykstra

Parks | Family Workshop (masked event)

Saturday, March 2, 2024…

yw - museums plazas and parks

Lighthouses | Family Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 2024…


Castles | Family Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 2024…


Piers | Family Workshop

Saturday, June 1, 2024…

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.