2020 Annual Open House and Bill Strong Awards: Building Balance

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New as well as seasoned volunteers and community members are invited to join us for the Seattle Architecture Foundation’s (SAF’s) biggest event to showcase all that SAF does and celebrate our volunteers who help make SAF a great community resource! From 6 – 8pm, meet and reconnect with other SAF volunteers at the Center for Architecture and Design over food, refreshment, and fun activities. We will also award the Annual Bill Strong Award for Volunteer Excellence.

To celebrate the current Center for Architecture and Design exhibit, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies, we’ll be exploring aspects of balance.

Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or interested in learning more about volunteering at SAF, our Annual Open House is a great event to learn more about our programs, meet other volunteers, and Shape Seattle!

About the Seattle Architecture Foundation
The Seattle Architecture Foundation connects people to the architecture, design, and history of Seattle. We believe the more you engage with design, the more you feel connected to your changing city. As a volunteer driven organization, we provide programs which will empower you to make a difference in your community. Below are the standards we bring to our work.

Core Values:
EDUCATION: Through our educational programs and events, SAF engages youth and adults with the built environment. We explore architecture as a visual record of our collective history, a force that shapes our daily lives, and a blueprint for our future.

EMPOWERMENT: Connecting the community with its architecture and design instills a lifelong commitment to and responsibility for the built environment. SAF believes an architecturally informed population is better equipped to advocate for design choices that best serve their community.

EXCELLENCE: SAF provides an opportunity for people to enhance their design knowledge, allowing them to seek and recognize excellence according to their own values and experience. SAF offers the highest quality programs and events, and serves as a community resource for information on the built environment.

COMMUNITY: The architecture of our communities reflects who we are and who we want to be. Through collaboration with community organizations and our volunteer‐driven programs, SAF facilitates connections and open dialogues between the many diverse voices of our city.

EQUITY: SAF is committed to racial and social justice, by providing equitable access to our programs, fostering a diverse volunteer corps, offering resources for civic engagement, and creating programs that represent diverse viewpoints within the city of Seattle.

VOLUNTEERISM: In collaboration with SAF staff, much of our programming is developed and presented by volunteers. It provides opportunities for mentorship through SAF staff, professional development, leadership, and deeper engagement with Seattle’s architectural community.

INTEGRITY: SAF promotes open communication of all policies, procedures and financial records and is committed to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

Cover image courtesy Seattle Architecture Foundation.

Event Detail

February 19, 2020 6:00 pm
February 19, 2020 8:00 pm


Seattle Architecture Foundation
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