FAMILY PROGRAMS


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2021 Saturday Virtual Family Events

Workshops are FREE with advanced registration.
Ticketing will open on the 1st of the month prior to the event
All family workshops are from 10:00 to noon, virtual, and hands on (no computer software).

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 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.

Required materials for all “Hands On” workshops include:
access to Zoom (via a computer, tablet, or iphone)
a surface to work on
paper
pencil
ruler
scissors
markers, crayons, colored pencils

Workshop Materials Kits are available for purchase to add to your child’s experience during the program. They are not required, however.

For a more detailed description about kit contents or helpful home objects for modeling click here. To purchase a Materials Kit pleas contact Program Director, Kim Owens.

Please sign up for the SAF newsletter for news about events for the family.

Photos by Lan Nguyen

We Need Community!

February 13, 2021
10:00 – 12:00 PM
Via Zoom

Community centers are public locations where members of a community can gather for group activities. If you got all of your favorite people together in one space, what kind of space would you need?

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Make Way for Animals

March 13, 2021
10:00 – 12:00 PM
Via Zoom

As cities become bigger they take over land that is home to animals. Instead of displacing them, how can we create safe spaces in our towns and cities where animals can live alongside us?

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Your Ideal Way to Play: Playgrounds

April 10, 2021
10:00 – 12:00 PM
Via Zoom


Playgrounds serve a super important role in giving children and adults unique and amazing ways to interact with the built environment. They are spaces of unlimited creativity and wonder. Come explore what makes a wonderful playspace and learn about the new and creative ways playgrounds are evolving and changing across the world.

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

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We are offering private, small-group tours for groups of 5 or less. Tour guides will wear masks and use personal audio systems. Make a tour request and book your private tour today!

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Help spread the word! @4Culture has funds available for culture workers.
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Help spread the word! @4Culture has funds available for culture workers.
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In our November Family Program kids will get to design and build their most perfect (home) classroom.

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Do you know someone between the ages of 10-15 who is an architect in the making, a doodling designer, or planning to be a planner? Sign them up for SAF and Coyote Central fall weekend programs! ... See more

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Iterations celebrates the germination of a design and how it’s nurtured over time through the exploration of writing, drawing, model and material studies. Exhibition runs until December 12th, ... See more

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The Structural Engineers Foundation of WA's Annual Fall Forum is on November 12, 2020.

This free forum will explore the history of WA bridges with Maureen Elenga, a local historian, and John ... See more

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Peak Tweak is on display until December 12th as part of the Iterations exhibit!
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Join architectural historian and author, Maureen Elenga for a virtual tour of Seattle’s oldest neighborhood and explore how Seattle architects applied the familiar to emerging architectural trends ... See more

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