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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.


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
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
Mobile augmented reality is a rapidly emerging technology that has the power to change how we understand and interact with our urban environment. In this design jam style workshop you will learn basic AR principals, examine current and future use cases, and ideate with fellow attendees on how this technology can connect us with our city’s past, present and future and make it a more sustainable, just and livable place for all. Hosted by Julia Beabout an Read More
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
Reception from 5:00-5:30 PM           Program from 5:30-7:00 PM How do we focus emerging technologies to create livable, equitable and sustainable cities? How are designers, technologists, and urban planners re-imagining cities of the future to be more personalized, automated and data-driven? Come join the Seattle Architecture Foundation for a discussion around the future of cities and Seattle’s po Read More
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
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