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The Seattle Design Festival celebrates all the ways that design makes life better in Seattle. We nurture relationships among designers, citizens, city leaders, and future-thinking business innovators. We catalyze change by supporting imagination, vision and participation in the creation of the place we all want to live. Seattle Design Festival is a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle.



Kalidespace by CallisonRTKL and Bayley Construction at SDF 2021


August 21 & 22, 2021
Every year, the Seattle Design Festival brings together designers, community members, experts, city officials, and business leaders to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. 2021 was the year of EMERGE. Our community gathered at Lake Union Party on August 21 &22 for a two-day Block Party to explore what we, as a community, are emerging to as our community heals - as we navigate changed perspectives- an Read More
In a world that is increasingly experiencing disconnection, how can design affirm and strengthen critical connections within our community? This year’s Seattle Design Festival, August 20-26, will kick off with the SDF Block Party at Lake Union Park and feature in-person and virtual experiences throughout the week. Our Call for Proposals has officially launched – due May 23. More information can be found on the festival website. Revie Read More
Join us for the annual Seattle Design Festival (SDF) fundraiser, bringing together and acknowledging the community of designers, makers, activists, and enthusiasts who support SDF’s ongoing work to highlight all the ways that design has a powerful impact in our lives. Read More