Community Resources

Seattle Architecture Foundation

The Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) connects people to the architecture, design and history of Seattle. They provide entertaining workshops, dynamic tours, educational seminars and enthusiastic community advocacy. Through their programs and civic engagement, SAF empowers you to make a difference in your community. Visit to learn more about SAF’s Youth & Family Programs and citywide tours and lectures.

Washington ACE Mentor Program

The Washington ACE Mentor Program brings high school students together with local building industry professionals to explore the opportunities available in architecture, engineering, and construction careers. Working in teams, the students and mentors complete a design project that simulates real-world situations. The teams take field trips and tour professional offices to help them in the design process.

Both the Seattle affiliate and ACE National provide scholarships to high school seniors who go on to attend college and study fields leading to careers in the building industry. Learn more.

Have you ever wondered how you can make an impact? Ever imagined how to create sustainable communities, how to make urban spaces more personal, or how to use design thinking to improve how people work, live and explore? It’s simple. Study Architecture. As an architecture student, the built environment is your canvas, and imagination is your only limit. Explore to find a wealth of resources, including where to learn, what to know, and the latest news in the global architecture community. Learn more.

University Programs

University of Washington Department of Architecture
Washington State University School of Design + Construction
University of Oregon Department of Architecture
Portland State University School of Architecture

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival connects designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - and will be August 17-22, 2024 Read more