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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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When we think of buildings we think of permanent structures built to the ground, but what if we could create architecture without this limitation? A building offshore can face any direction, be relocated to beautiful places, have interesting and fun features all while meeting the needs of an adequate building. In this workshop we will look at house boats and other floating structures. We will discuss the difficulties and opportunities of creating space ov Read More
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October 10, 10:00 - 12:00 PM
Houses are places to live and so much more. Ghosts and monsters need homes too! Get in the Halloween mood with SAF and design your creepiest, crawliest haunted houses, accursed apartments, creepy condos, sinister skyscrapers, disturbing duplexes, weird warehouses, or eerie eateries.  Designed with younger children in mind (ages 5-9 with chaperone), our family workshops encourage children and their caregivers to explore architecture through ha 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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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 5-9 with chaperone), our family workshops encourage children and their caregivers to explore architecture through hands on activities each month.  Learn Mo 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 5-9 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