Youth Workshops

Our youth workshops encourage students 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.

(Youth ages 10-16, no chaperone necessary)

Please note: All workshops will require masks for all youth, adults, and staff (no matter 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. Limited capacity from years past.

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


2021-2022 Youth Workshops

Photo of Bridges Workshop. Bridge on screen.

Bridges: Structure as Art


3. Forces of Nature_CreditNWS Photography

Forces of Nature


4. Wearable Architecture Option- Photo Credit Marina Szende

Wearable Architecture


5. Modular Mashup_Credit NWS Photography

Modular Mashup


Summer Programs

SAF partners with local organizations to offer summer programming for youth ages 10-16. Our classes focus on the architectural process, guiding students from initial conception to final model. Programs can range from one to two weeks depending on the host.

During the summer of 2021, SAF offered four different architecture and design classes through partnerships with Coyote Central and the Northwest School.



The Northwest School Summer Camp