First Meeting of the year Wed!

First Meeting of the year Wed!

Join us for our first event of the year this Wednesday, November 7th at 6pm in Gould 100. We’ll discuss the current state of critical theory and social responsibility in design education and practice. Come for the food and stay for the conversation! We’ll also discuss ideas for future events. Even if you can’t make it, join our listserv and friend us on Facebook.


Exhibit “Design with the Other 90%: CITIES”

August 17, 2012 – January 05, 2013
Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, OR

“Challenging, multifaceted and ultimately hopeful, CITIES asks the question—how can governments, organizations, communities and individuals collaborate at all levels to foster and accelerate innovation for healthier, more inclusive and resilient cities in the most populated parts of the world?”

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DESIGN IN DEPTH with the Seattle Architecture Foundation

DESIGN IN DEPTH with the Seattle Architecture Foundation

Upcoming events that touch on the impact of spaces and their design in society.

-CD team

Please join us for our current Design in Depth series on Developing Community Through Design.

Communities are impacted by developments in and around them. Large ideas can redefine the environment of a community, while smaller scale owners or buildings can draw new people to a neighborhood, using businesses and developments to come alive. This series focuses on the designers, owners, and developers that see the potential of drawing people into the communities and work together to make these visions a reality. Topics include large urban projects such as co-housing, the workplace, pocket parks, and restaurants.

CLICK HERE to view a PDF poster with more info.

All lectures begin at 6:30pm, cost $15 general admission (price increases to $20 3 days before the event) and $10 for students, seniors, and SAF members, and are held at Town Hall (1119 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98101).

Date: October 8th, 2012
TitleInnovation in Workplaces, Building Your Community

Date: November 11th, 2012
TitlePlaces Between Spaces, Seattle’s Pocket Parks

Date: January 8th, 2013
TitleDesigning Big in Small Spaces

Date: February 12th, 2013
TitleThe Way to a Community’s Heart is Through its Stomach

Date: March 12th, 2013
TitleA Career of Small Spaces and Community Architecture With James Cutler

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The Design in Depth committee develops programming in major design areas, architecture, interior design, graphic design, landscape architecture, industrial design, etc. As programs are confirmed they will appear on this page.

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Design in Depth actively seeks new program ideas and opportunities to collaborate with communi