Changing Climate, Transforming Houses

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Changing Climate, Transforming Houses: Youth Design Workshop

How will housing adapt to our changing climate and overpopulation? Today’s forecast is “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs!” Learn about the ways designers are adapting to the challenges and opportunities of our Earth’s changing climate. Then roll up your sleeves to create a house of your own.

Our youth workshops take a step up, with students tackling social, environmental, and engineering challenges. With an extended emphasis on more conceptual issues and demanding engineering concepts, these workshops are perfect for older students. Hosted at local architectural offices, SAF staff and volunteer architects support participants as they plan, build, and present solutions to imaginative and thought-provoking design challenges. For youth ages 10-16; no chaperone necessary.

We offer need-based scholarships for all SAF Youth Programs. For details about scholarships email us at info@seattlearchitecture.org or call 206-667-9184.

About the Seattle Architecture Foundation

Design shapes communities on many levels, whether we are conscious of its impact or not. Everything we touch, everything we see in the built environment is a product of the design process. Plazas, public spaces, even things often considered natural, like parks and landscaping, are intentionally designed.

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.

  • 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.

Image courtesy Seattle Architecture Foundation.

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Event Detail

November 9, 2019 10:00 am
November 9, 2019 12:00 pm
1010 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Organizers

Seattle Architecture Foundation