Designing Downstream: Building Community Along the Shoreline
2022-2023 Youth Workshops ｜ Ages 10-16
Sat, Oct 15 from 1pm - 4pm
With the new planning of Alaskan Way, we have an amazing opportunity to reallocate open space to the residents of Seattle. Youth visiting Mithun's office will have a unique opportunity to design and build on the pier! In this workshop, we will come together to honor the land and build community in a space that historically has been dedicated to tourism. Students will design and construct community-oriented spaces that fit into the larger ecosystem of the downtown piers. Each group will design and build a piece of Seattle’s waterfront: a pier, a stretch of sidewalk, and a connection with 1st avenue or a section of the seawall. At the end of the workshop, we will put together each group's model to form one big model of Seattle’s waterfront!
Our youth workshops encourage students ages 10-16 to tackle social, environmental, and engineering challenges. With an extended emphasis on more conceptual issues and demanding architectural concepts, these workshops are perfect for older students. Hosted at Seattle-area architectural offices, SAF staff and volunteer architects support participants as they plan, build, and present solutions to imaginative and thought-provoking design challenges
Please note: All workshops will require masks for all youth, adults, and staff (no matter vaccination status) for the entirety of the event. All those who are eligible for vaccination are required to be vaccinated to attend and show vaccination proof upon entry.
We offer need-based scholarships for all SAF Youth Programs. For details about scholarships, email Program Director, Marina Szende at Marina@seattlearchitecture.org