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Every September, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) brings together designers, community members, experts, and city officials to celebrate and explore how design improves the quality of our lives and our community. Since 2011, the Seattle Design Festival has been presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle in collaboration with dozens of partner organizations. The Seattle Design Festival is now the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest. In 2015, over 13,600 people attended 98 Festival events and installations hosted by 120+ partner organizations.
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117 S WASHINGTON ST, SEATTLE 98104
The SDF Block Party will presented design demonstrations, activities, workshops, exhibits, tours and more! In 2016 the Block Party featured installations from the SDF Rumble, designed and built by teams of local designers, community groups and contractors.
Seatopia is a VR experience that looks to a future cast through the lens of science fiction to frame the inherent challenges influencing contemporary urban design and place making. Through the eyes of characters in this dystopic (or utopic?) version of Seattle, we are able to imagine a fictional environment that depicts how climate change, density, and economic forces might affect our city’s future. The exhibit will encourage participants to question and consider how society’s actions or inactions might affect the trajectory of design in our region.
CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
1010 WESTERN AVENUE, SEATTLE, WA 98104
Weber Thompson hosted an interactive virtual reality tour of our mixed-use residential building, the Elan Uptown Flats. Users are able to immerse themselves in a 360-degree, virtual tour of the Flat’s porch and main lobby area. In addition to the virtual reality experience, there is also a model of the Uptown Flats for people to get a full scope of the building and its surroundings.
Experience it for yourself through the links below:
Uptown Flats Main Lobby - bit.ly/uptownvr2
Uptown Flats Porch - bit.ly/uptownvr1
WEBER THOMPSON COURTYARD
225 TERRY AVENUE NORTH SUITE 200, SEATTLE WA 98109
Do you ever wonder what toxins are lurking in your home or office? There’s a movement to bring healthier materials into our everyday spaces. The Healthy Materials Collaborative (HMC) is a local grassroots collective of designers, architects, contractors, and other industry professionals working to improve human and environment health by advocating for product transparency.
Weber Thompson hosted the HMC for an exciting happy hour with fast-paced Pecha-Kucha-style presentations and interactive discussions. This group of various industry professionals presented their unique perspectives on how healthy buildings affect the design process, and how healthy materials can improve our quality of life.
Panelists included 4 – 6 industry professionals of various backgrounds, including an architect/designer, product manufacturer, developer/property manager, end user, contractor, and members of community organizations.