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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.


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. Register Read More
Where do buildings come from? The buildings we live, eat, work, and play in often start out in an architect’s mind as a simple form such as a cube or cylinder and evolve from there. Slowly, the architect either carves away from the volume or adds to it, molding a cube into a museum or a cylinder into a high-rise. Come and learn more about how the architectural design process begins and try your own hand at how to sculpt three-dimensional form into what Read More
Join Seattle Architecture Foundation and the curator of AIA Seattle's When Seattle Shakes, 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 p Read More