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Friday, December 8, 2017 in Theme, Theme Archive No Comment

In a time of intense cultural and social change in Seattle and across the country, architects and designers are challenged to explore the ways in which their work intersects with the growth of grassroots and community movements, the changing conceptions of what cities can be and do, and renewed interest in formerly neglected places, spaces, […]

Extraordinary Playscapes Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Theme, Theme Archive No Comment

Summer in the Pacific Northwest – time to play! The Center for Architecture & Design celebrated summer by considering how designers create places for both kids and adults to play through the exhibit, Extraordinary Playscapes. Today, outdoor play faces tough competition—from electronics, over-scheduling, declining recess time, and lack of access to safe play spaces. Additionally, safety […]

Community by Design: Main Streets Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Theme, Theme Archive No Comment

Community members all across our country are actively engaged in preserving the places they love. Historical spaces are part of our history and culture and create a unique sense of place that is important to our city’s identity. Through our Community by Design: Main Streets in a Changing America exhibit, we invited the public to be […]

Smarter Buildings Friday, April 14, 2017 in Theme, Theme Archive No Comment

Our region is uniquely poised to lead the conversation about the intersection of technological advancement and the built environment. As a tech hub, we boast some of the world’s leading innovators in realms like big data, systems thinking, artificial intelligence and the internet of things. As a thriving and progressive design community we have demonstrated a deep […]

Open to All Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Theme, Theme Archive No Comment

Design has a powerful influence on how we access and experience everyday environments. This is particularly true for the 20% of us living with a temporary or permanent disability. Designers in the Pacific Northwest have made tremendous strides in creative problem-solving around accessibility, from rethinking home design to inventing enabling technologies. Human-centered design is a […]

Design Change Friday, September 30, 2016 in Theme, Theme Archive No Comment

Design Change proposes that design can maximize the public benefits of change, while empowering those communities most impacted by change. In Seattle, a place experiencing tremendous change, this year’s Seattle Design Festival programs and exhibits, at the Center and throughout the city, investigated and celebrated the role of design in an evolving place.

BOOM or Bust: Navigating Change Thursday, August 4, 2016 in Theme, Theme Archive No Comment

Seattle has a boom and bust history, with industry and commerce often serving as key drivers in our city’s development. In the late 19th Century and early 20th Century the Alaskan Yukon Gold Rush and logging industry stimulated major growth. Today, the rise of bio-tech, technology and e-commerce are greatly impacting Seattle and its neighborhoods. Exhibits […]

19th Annual Architectural Model Exhibit: Opening Night Reception Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Theme No Comment

Celebrate the opening night reception for the 19th Annual Model Exhibit, [un]Restricted and get a sneak peek before it opens to the public. Mingle with industry leadership and meet the designers and architects behind the models featured in the show. How can restrictions introduced throughout the design process be catalysts for innovation? [un]Restricted will highlight […]

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