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Public Programs 2021

The Seattle Architecture Foundation produces a number of public programs each year including talks, workshops and special tours that connect the public to the built environment. Some of our programs are tied to a series, like Design in Depth and some are stand-alone events. SAF program content is often coordinated with exhibits on display at the Center for Architecture and Design.

Design in Depth
The Design in Depth series was created to stimulate design conversations and engage the community. This program is volunteer driven and volunteers are responsible for developing and implementing all presentations. For examples of past events please see our Design in Depth Archives. If you are interested in joining the Design in Depth Committee please contact our Program Director, Kim Owens.

The Seattle Architecture Foundation is committed to providing a professional, friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all participants at its programs. All programming is subject to our Code of Conduct.

*Program pricing and locations vary

Seattle’s Secrets With David Williams (Past Event)

First Thursdays March – May
Webinars hosted via Zoom

The Seattle Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce a three-part lecture series in partnership with David B. Williams. Join us every first Thursday from March through May for this exploration of Seattle history. We’ll learn about the secret histories of Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks, Seattle’s legendary seven hills, and its protean shoreline, and how past Seattleites have had a lasting impact on our built environment.

Secrets of the Ship Canal and Locks with David B. Williams
Mar 4, from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Secrets of Seattle’s 7 Hills with David B. Williams
Apr 1 from 6:00 – 7:00pm

The Protean Shoreline virtual tour with David B. Williams
May 6 from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Unreinforced Masonry: Connecting | Preparing | Preserving (Past Event)

April 28, 6:00-7:30pm
Webinar hosted via Zoom

Join Seattle Architecture Foundation and AIA Seattle When Seattle Shakes Curator and Researcher, Mary Waelder, for a conversation that touches on the personal, cultural, and structural consequences of living in a seismic zone. How does living in an earthquake zone impact you? Are you prepared for the next big one? Learn what local preservationists, architects, and engineers are doing to protect our city’s heritage and communities. Connect the past to the present, prepare for the future, preserve our heritage.

Mary Waelder | Architect at SHKS Architects and When Seattle Shakes Curator

Lisa Nitze | Co-Founder of ASAP!, V.P. Marketing, Investments, Community Partnerships at Nitze-Stagen
Kate Weiland | Associate Principal at BuildingWork, AIA
Eugenia Woo | Historic Seattle, Director of Preservation Services

Learn more about our panelists here.

Photo Credit: Earthquake damage to Cadillac Hotel 2nd Ave S in Pioneer Square, 2001 Creative Commons, Seattle Municipal Archives

DID | Iterations: The Dynamics of the Design Process (Past Event)

November 12, 2020
Webinar hosted via Zoom

Iterations celebrates the germination of a design idea and how it’s nurtured over time through the exploration of writing, drawing, modeling, and material studies. These studies serve a myriad of functions, whether they depict the architectural elements employed, represent the building in its site, or serve to test a custom detail or connection.

Join us for this illuminating discussion. We’ve invited three architects featured in Seattle Architecture Foundation’s 23rd Annual Model Exhibit: Iterations to discuss their models and ideate on how current events will shape future iterations of Seattle.

Jack Chaffin, Johnston Architects
Scott Crawford, LMN Architects
Julia Nagele, Hewitt

Evan Chakroff, Graphite Design

Thank you to our Design in Depth series sponsors



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