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The Seattle Architecture Foundation connects people to the architecture, design, and history of Seattle. We provide entertaining workshops, dynamic tours, educational seminars, and enthusiastic community advocacy.

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Last Two Saturdays of Month, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
The CfAD Playlab is a free drop-in Saturday program for youth and families at the Center for Architecture and Design from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Held the last two Saturdays of the month, children and their chaperones are invited to explore different architecture and design focused activities and test their skills thinking critically about the built environment. Design challenges tie into the current exhibit and rotate once a quarter. The program is designed f Read More
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On Display September 12 – November 23, 2019
The Seattle Architecture Foundation’s Annual Architectural Model Exhibit brings the work of local architects and designers to the public, forging a deeper understanding of the design process and the built environment of Seattle. The 22nd Annual Architectural Model Exhibit: Symbiosis encourages local architects to explore the positive products and constructive outcomes of interdependence, and to imagine how the work of architects and designers can in Read More
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October 12, 10:00AM - 12:00 PM
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. Registration will be available here one month prior to event Read More
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How will housing adapt to climate change and overpopulation? Today’s forecast is “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs!” Learn about the ways designers are adapting to the challenges and opportunities of our Earth’s changing climate. Then roll up your sleeves to create a house of your own. Registration will be available here one month prior to event. Read More
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January 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
What would your favorite restaurant serve and look like? Our favorite foods melt in our mouths and are oh-so-yummy in our tummies. Plus, they delight our senses of sight, smell, and touch. Explore how your favorite foods and restaurants tickle your senses, and then design a restaurant that attract a crowd! Registration will be available here one month prior to event. Read More
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What building will Seattle be known for in 2120? Dash one hundred years into the future and be the architect who designs Seattle’s most famous public building. Will it speak? Is it made of cheese? How will this every day space bring people together? Look into your crystal ball… Registration will be available here one month prior to event. Read More
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March 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Museums are loving homes for the ideas and objects that are important to us. They tell stories about nature, history, and culture. What story will your museum tell and how will the design help tell it? Registration will be available here one month prior to event. Read More
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April 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Turning interstitial spaces (bus stop, waiting spaces) into playful spaces Have you ever had to wait for a long time at a bus stop or in line at the store or the airport? Was it boring? Put more play in your day by transforming these “waiting spaces” into playful places. Registration will open here one month prior to event. Read More