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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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August 12 - December 12, 2020
The Seattle Architecture Foundation 23rd Annual Model exhibit, 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. Iterations examines the dynamics Read More
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October 29, 6:00 -7:00 PM
Baptism by Fire: How a flurry of construction in the wake of Seattle’s 1889 conflagration left us with an architectural time capsule in Pioneer Square like no other. Read More
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November 7, 10:00 - 1:00 PM
A detached accessory dwelling unit (DADU) is a separate living space on the same property as an existing house. For example, tiny houses are considered DADUs. This summer, the City of Seattle is preparing to launch a gallery of pre-approved DADU designs. Selected plans will offer a range of DADU sizes and styles that accommodate different household needs. Try your hand at designing for the competition in this workshop.  Designed for youth ages 10-16, Read More
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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. Read More
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In a time when the look of your classroom is changing, let’s re-imagine your school space. Ask yourself: what would make my classroom “perfect?” Does class happen in my living room? Outside? In a cool building? How can my school fit me better?  Designed with younger children in mind (ages 5-10 with chaperone), our family workshops encourage children and their caregivers to explore architecture through hands on activities each month.  Lea Read More
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Join the Seattle Architecture Foundation and local author and naturalist, David B. Williams for a virtual tour. More so than most cities, Seattle has shaped itself to suit its needs. Seattle has removed hills, filled tide flats, and created a completely new downtown shoreline. On this virtual walk we’ll explore the last vestiges of the former downtown bluffs, trace the island where Seattle was founded, and examine how the subterranean fill still a Read More
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January 9, 10:00 -12:00 PM
Community centers are public locations where members of a community can gather for group activities. If you got all of your favorite people together in one space, what kind of space would you need?  Designed with younger children in mind (ages 5-10 with chaperone), our family workshops encourage children and their caregivers to explore architecture through hands on activities each month.  Learn More & Register Read More
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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. Designed for youth ages 10-16, these workshops take a step up, with students tackling social, environmental, and engineering challenges. Hosted virtually by local architectural office Read More