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) from October 2022 - May 2022.

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 safety including operating at a limited capacity, requiring masks for all, and vaccination for those who are eligible.


2022-2023 Family Workshops

fw - food gardens

Food Gardens and Greenhouses

Saturday, October 8, 2022…

fw - micro cities

Micro Cities

Saturday, November 5, 2022…

fw - candy land

Candy Land: Designing Edible Structures

Saturday, December 3, 2022…

fw - building for communities

Building for the Community

Saturday, January 7, 2023…

fw - deign your classroom

Classrooms: Design Your School

Saturday, February 4, 2023…

fw - homes for animals (td)

Homes for Animals

Saturday, March 11, 2023…

fw - reimagining play structers (td)

Re-imagining Play Structures

Saturday, April 1, 2023…

fw - changing climates

Changing Climates: Wetlands, Conservation, and Coral

Saturday, May 6, 2023…

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.