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2019-2020 Youth Design Workshops

Select Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Designed for youth ages 10-16, 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.

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

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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors for supporting Youth & Family Programs:



Classroom Photos by Lan Nguyen

Shifting Your Perspective: Human-centered Design

January 18, 2020
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: MG2
1101 2nd Ave #100
Seattle, WA 98101

It’s easy to get caught up designing beautiful things and forget who we’re designing for: humans. Learn how to solve everyday design problems for everyday people – with all the opportunities and challenges that come with them. Students will utilize human-centered design principles to research, ideate and prototype design solutions using real data from real people.

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Skyscrapers: Go Big or Go Home

February 1, 2020
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: SRG Partnership
110 Union St #300,
Seattle, WA 98101

Skyscrapers are the crown for any city. From Smith Tower to Columbia Tower, Seattle has its own collection of skyscrapers that give it a distinct skyline. What does it take to build tall? The sky is the limit when you are part of a great team! Building big takes big ideas, and you’ll work with new friends on small teams to dream up and build the tallest skyscraper SAF has ever seen.

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Scaled Architecture in Everyday Objects

March 7, 2020
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Schemata Workshop
1720 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98109

Adaptive reuse gives a new life and function to existing buildings. Make scaled figures of yourself and inhabit dynamic architectural models created from everyday objects and found materials. We’ll explore how we augment these found spaces to make them more inhabitable.

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Put a Lid on It: Link the International District and Pioneer Square

April 4, 2020
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Perkins&Will
1301 Fifth Avenue Suite 2300
Seattle, WA 98101

The City of Seattle and WSDOT are considering putting a lid over I-5 in Seattle. Not only would this generate much needed land in downtown it could help with major environmental issues such as noise and air pollution. What would you do with 15 acers, or 8 city blocks, in downtown Seattle?

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(Past Event) Take it to the Limit

October 19, 2019
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Integrus Architecture
117 S Main St.
Seattle, WA 98104

How do Architects and Engineers know how to create safe cutting edge structures? They test them! In this workshop we will focus on creating untraditional buildings and testing their structural integrity against natural forces like Wind, Rain, Gravity, and Earthquakes! How will your building fare?

(Past Event) The School of the Future

November 2, 2019
11:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: Bassetti Architects
71 Columbia St, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104

What does a school of the future look like…? Will rising sea levels allow us to create floating learning spaces that focus on marine life education? We know the changing climate is going to affect how we interact with the built environment, but what does that look like and how will it change how we learn? Come explore the future of educational design!

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Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.667.9184

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3 months ago

Heighten your awareness of architectural styles on our High Ambitions tour which focuses on skyscrapers.

Tickets & Dates: http://bit.ly/2dl1EbX

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3 months ago

The Seattle Architecture Foundation's Symbiosis / 22nd Annual Architectural Model Exhibition is just around the corner! We hope you'll consider joining us for the Symbiosis Opening Reception and meet ... See more

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3 months ago
Downtown Seattle is full of private-public spaces

What's better than a Listicle? Taking a sunny walking tour of some of downtown Seattle's best Hidden Spaces/Public Places! Still time to join us for tomorrow's tour!

TICKETS: https://bit.ly/30VR4j2

Try these spots—including free views at Columbia Center—for secret little coffee breaks.

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4 months ago
Landmarks Capital | 4Culture

The good people of 4Culture are offering grants to stewards of Landmark, Historic buildings. A fantastic and worthy feat!

Supporting rehabilitation projects and designated landmarks.

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4 months ago
Smith Tower, more than a century old, goes LEED Platinum

One of Seattle’s most iconic landmarks just got a thoroughly modern green-building certification—even though it’s 105 years old.

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4 months ago
Photos from Seattle Architecture Foundation's post

Thanks to Collaborative Companies for hosting an excellent #DesignSoiree last week! Such a treat to hear from Gulassa & Co alumni and gain more of an appreciation of the Art of Craft & ... See more

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4 months ago
Schmitz Preserve Park Walking Tour – Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks

Learn about the history of Schmitz Reserve Park

Meet in the parking lot at 5551 SW Admiral Way.

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4 months ago
Photos from Seattle Architecture Foundation's post

The Madrona neighborhood has seen many transitions from beach-side playground to "streetcar suburb". Learn more on our Madrona tour on 8/3.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2M4QNry
Photos: Evan Chakroff

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4 months ago

Explore some of downtown’s hidden treasures, like public parks, plazas and open spaces on our Hidden Spaces Tour on July 12.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2lLbU2h

Photo: Alice Hammond

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4 months ago
Future Seattle 2020 - Tallest Building Projects and Proposals in Seattle

Following up on last weekend's content, here's a video showing a rendered snapshot of future Seattle. Note, the alternative design for 701 4th Ave by local firm LMN Architects at the end!

Seattle is undergoing a large residential tower boom, with dozens of skyscrapers being erected over these next several years. Make sure to click on the bell ...

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