February 20 - April 9 // TUES-FRI 10am-6pm + SAT 1-5pm
Architecture and design are valuable tools for addressing some of today’s most critical public health challenges, including the obesity and chronic disease epidemic in the United States.
Experience FitNation at the Center for Architecture & Design to:
- explore strategies that make our environment more conducive to physical activity as a part of everyday life; and
- learn about local and national projects that exemplify design approaches and simple improvements that contribute to a healthier lifestyle for individuals and communities.
Seattle projects in the exhibit include:
- a smart backpack for urban cyclists
- a clubhouse that embodies the values of Seattle’s cycling community
- a plan for park space with immediate action
- an exploration of redesigning healthcare to optimize patient and staff mobility
- a deep green office building provides an urban trailhead for community health and fitness
- wearable technology that promotes fitness by tracking and sharing data
- a trail that serves as a catalyst for community health and culture
- a master plan that uses streets and sidewalks to improve the city’s health, prosperity and happiness
- an extraordinary food court
- a bike to make urban cycling safe and simple
- a trail that engages walkers, cyclists, and equestrians in industrial and cultural history
- Seattle’s green space for art and people
FitNation engages visitors with fun interactives and opportunities to participate in Seattle’s ongoing dialogue about the design of our city. Take the FitNation Ping Pong Challenge to lodge your opinion on an important city design dilemma. Explore how close things really are for walkers and bikers in our city. And leave your ideas behind by designing a transformation of a space in your own neighborhood.
This exhibition is curated by AIA Seattle. FitNation was created by AIA New York in collaboration with the Center for Architecture Foundation.
Special thanks to the FitNation sponsors: Cary Kopczynski & Company and LPD Engineering
Exhibition Design: Abruzzo Bodziak Architects and Pentagram, New York; Studio Matthews, Seattle