YOUTH PROGRAMS

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2017-2018 Youth Design Workshops

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*Our 2017- 2018 Youth Programs have passed please check again next season*

Designed for youth ages 10-14, these workshops take a step up, with students tackling social, environmental, and engineering challenges. With more time to work and an emphasis on conceptual issues and concepts, these workshops are perfect for older students. Hosted at local architectural offices and supported by SAF staff and volunteer architects, participants learn as they plan, build, and present solutions to imaginative and thought-provoking Design challenges.

Workshops are on Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Classes cost $25 per student.

We offer need-based scholarships for all SAF Youth Programs. For details about scholarships email Program Director Kathryn Higgins at kathryn@seattlearchitecture.org or call 206-667-9184.

Thanks to the following GOLD SPONSORS for supporting our Youth Programs:
Creoworks
Metis Construction Inc.


Past Events

Rollercoaster Tycoon: Amusement & Theme Parks

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October 14, 2017
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Integrus Architecture, 117 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104

Did you know we used to have our very own amusement park right here in Seattle? Learn about our own Luna Park (and Fun Forest), and how difficult it is to design a places as big as a theme park while hiding all the things that make it tick and also ensuring safety for all.

Branching Out: Treehouses

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November 11, 2017
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: ORA, 1221 E Pike St #300, Seattle, WA 98122

Why cut down trees to build a house when you can just build IN the tree? In this workshop students will explore how to build a safe, beautiful home in the boughs that also respects its host. Will also explore creative ways to protect Seattle’s own tree canopy.

Inside Out: Designing your Passion

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January 13, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: GGLO, 1301 1st Ave #301, Seattle, WA 98101

In this workshop, we’ll focus more on the aesthetics of architecture. Exploring some of the more visually adventurous buildings of the past and recent history. Students will create designs where the exterior signifies what’s happening inside…

Edible Landscapes: Urban Gardens & Farms

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February 10, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Perkins + Will, 1301 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

What’s more local than food grown right in the city? As Seattle becomes denser everyday, and the planet becomes ever warmer, growing green spaces in our city become ever more important. Working with landscape architects, participants will design their own living buildings and edible landscapes.

Stackable Spaces: Designing for Density

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March 10, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Integrus Architecture, 117 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle needs more housing! Where will we put it? Where WON’T we put it? Alleyways, rooftops, under bridges, over bridges, in parking lots, underground? Youth will design creative solutions to Seattle’s housing problem, finding vibrant living spaces for everyone.

Body Builder: Portable & Wearable Architecture

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April 14, 2018
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: SRG Partnership Inc., 110 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

As we move around more and more, whether by choice or necessity, our homes are the one thing we simply can’t bring with us. Or can we? In this workshop, students will explore the many instances in which portable architecture becomes a necessity, and design their own solutions.

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

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