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.

Photos by Lan Nguyen

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

Last two Saturdays of each month 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

(Past Event) 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….

(Past Event) 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!

(Past Event) 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.

(past event) 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!

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Phone: 206.667.9184

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