FAMILY PROGRAMS


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2018-2019 Saturday Family Events

Designed with younger children in mind (ages 5-9 with chaperone), our family workshops encourage children and their caregivers to explore architecture through hands on activities each month. Workshops start off 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.

Workshops are FREE with advanced registration.

Please sign up for the SAF newsletter for news on other SAF events for the family.

Spooked: Haunted Houses

October 13, 2018
10:00 – 12:00 PM
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Ghosts and monsters need homes too! Get in the Halloween mood with SAF and design your creepiest, crawliest haunted houses, accursed apartments, creepy condos, sinister skyscrapers, disturbing duplexes, weird warehouses, eerie eateries….

Free RSVP

Materials Challenge

November 10, 2018
10:00 – 12:00 PM
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Sometimes you just have to work with what you’ve got. In this workshop, participants will work with a limited, curated selection of materials with NO WIGGLE ROOM! You get what you get and don’t get upset – you get building!

Free RSVP

A-maze-ing Labyrinths

January 12, 2019
10:00 – 12:00 PM
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Designing a maze might seem easy, but it’s harder than you’d think to get people lost! Learn about *good* wayfinding, desire lines, and path markings – and then do the exact opposite! Minotaurs optional.

Free RSVP

You Can Doo It: Public Potties

February 9, 2019
10:00 – 12:00 PM
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Believe it or not, public restrooms are one of the thorniest design challenges that cities face! Learn about solutions from portapotties to the Portland Loo, the challenges to providing public restrooms in our rapidly changing cities, and see if you can design a cushy throne for all of us!

Free RSVP

For Your Eyes Only: Secret Bases

March 9, 2019
10:00 – 12:00 PM
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Sometimes you just have to go somewhere where nobody knows your name, somewhere that nobody knows… period. In this workshop, we’ll design undercover hideouts that nobody can find but you. Trap doors, secret passages, and a lot of camouflage will be involved.

Free RSVP

Splash Down: Water Parks

April 13, 2019
10:00 – 12:00 PM
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Give Wild Waves a run for its money! Learn about the mechanics of water slides and how they are engineered for maximum safety and maximum splash. We’ll explore water parks around the world, from the simple to the decadent, and then design our own!

Free RSVP

CfAD Playlab

Most Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 PM
See calendar for specific dates
at The Center for Architecture and Design

The CfAD Playlab is a free drop-in Saturday program for youth and families at the Center for Architecture and Design from 1pm to 4pm. Each week children and families are invited to explore different architecture and design focused activities and test their skills thinking critically about the built environment. The program is designed for all ages.

For more info please email us: info@seattlearchitecture.org

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Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.667.9184

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Sips for SAF! Tickets | Lagunitas | Seattle, WA | Tue, Oct 16 from 5pm - 7:30pm | Seattle Architecture

Round up some friends and join us in Sipping for SAF at Lagunitas Seattle TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary! This event is free to RSVP, food is provided, and the beer pour proceeds are going to be generously ... See more

Calling all beer enthusiasts, here is your chance to drink for a cause. You’re invited to join us at Lagunitas Tap Room & Beer Sanctuary in Ballard for a night of fun. Lagunitas is generously ... See more

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Landmark exhibit explores the rise of hip-hop architecture

The Architect's Newspaper has provided a great overview of the new exhibit at New York City's Center for Architecture, which "unveils the work of 21 architects, professors, and students who have ... See more

Now on view in New York through January 12, "Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture" unveils the work of 21 architects, professors, and students who have imagined architecture as a ... See more

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Designing for Community: Transparency Panel Discussion Tickets | Center for Architecture & Design | Seattle, WA | Tue, Nov 6 from 5pm - 7pm | Seattle Architecture

We’ve invited three architects featured in the #Seattle #Architecture #Foundation’s 21st Annual Model Exhibit: Transparency to discuss their process in designing architecture with a #community ... See more

What does transparency look like when designing architecture for the greater community? In the popular imagination, cities are associated with their biggest buildings and largest monuments. But in ... See more

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Gateway to the City: Light Rail Stations Tickets | VIA Architecture Inc. | Seattle, WA | Sat, Nov 3 from 11am - 3pm | Seattle Architecture

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Light rail stations might seem simple at first glance, but these important transit centers are complex projects with a multitude of design challenges, including accessibility features, the simple ... See more

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15 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Lobbies in the World | Architectural Digest

Thanks to Architectural Digest for this article on some truly gorgeous hotel lobbies!

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Greatest Hits Tour: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Sat, Oct 6 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

We have another Greatest Hits #Tour coming up on Saturday, October 6th! Join us as we explore some of #Seattle's most popular spots and learn about the #architecture behind our unique skyline. ... See more

It’s a new riff on the city as we focus on the construction, context, and culture which shaped our skyline, from golden oldies like Kirtland Cutter’s Rainier Club to popular favorites like the ... See more

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Greatest Hits Tour: Chart Toppers and Heart-Stoppers Tickets | Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby | Seattle, WA | Fri, Sep 28 from 10am - 12pm | Seattle Architecture

We've got another Greatest Hits #tour coming up tomorrow and have FREE passes available. Spend your Friday morning with us, touring the unique #Seattle #architecture that makes the Emerald City so ... See more

It’s a new riff on the city as we focus on the construction, context, and culture which shaped our skyline, from golden oldies like Kirtland Cutter’s Rainier Club to popular favorites like the ... See more

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Shipping Container Architecture Around the World | Architectural Digest

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