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10:00AM - 6:00PM
Occidental Park
149 S Main St, Seattle WA 98104
This event is free
Family Focus

Presented by:

  • Design in Public, a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, in collaboration with dozens of community organizations

  • The Seattle Design Festival Block Party is a two-day street fair celebrating the powerful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event serves as the kickoff to the two-week Seattle Design Festival (September 9-22, 2017) and is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations, performances, and design activities all centered around the Festival’s 2017 theme, Design POWER. The installations are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Families are welcome and encouraged.


    (Strike a) Power Pose, presented by AIA Seattle Women in Design & NAWIC Puget Sound

    Ask An Architect, presented by AIA Seattle Small Practice and Residential Committee (SPARC)

    The People on the Margins, presented by Aiman Batool

    Power of Perspective, presented by ARC Architects & Abbott Construction

    Air into Water, presented by Architects Without Borders – Seattle

    The Healing Forest, presented by ARTifACTS: Seattle Artists Collective

    HELLO, presented by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

    Sounds Lit, presented by CallisonRTKL

    People’s Choice Urban Design Awards, presented by City of Seattle Design Review Program

    Erasure, presented by Cody Volk

    Gestalt, presented by Collins Woerman

    Can We Be Here?, presented by Design Justice Seattle

    (re)Wall, presented by DLR Group & Recology Cleansacpes

    Jam Garden, presented by Encore Architects & Seattle JazzED

    Finding Freeway Park, presented by Freeway Park Association

    Build that Bridge, presented by Freiheit & Ho Architects

    Re/Balance, presented by GGLO Emerging Professionals Group

    CANCELLED: Self Space, presented by Gray Dot Designs

    Design IN the Square, presented by Integrus Architecture

    Breakthrough, presented by Madeline Jo

    CLT::LB, presented by Mahlum

    Did You Notice?, presented by Miller Hayashi Architects

    Mighty House, presented by Miller Hull, Low Income Housing Institute, & 118 Designs

    Mini Maker Faire, presented by MoPOP

    Graffiti Shuffle, presented by NAC Architecture

    , presented by NBBJ

    The Power of Dance, presented by Nightingale Dancers

    Tinkering with Electricity, presented by Pacific Science Center

    Ice Box Challenge – The Climate Action Power of Buildings, presented by Passive House Northwest

    Women in Architecture, presented by Patano Studio Architecture

    UP!, presented by PLACE

    Plushcadia, presented by Seattle Design Nerds

    Power of Consequence, presented by Signal Architecture + Research & Equinox Studios COG

    Tactile MapTile, presented by Taskar Center for Accessible Technology

    Urban Air Market, presented by Urban Air Market

    WAPOW, presented by UW College of Built Environments – Water Power Rangers

    The Common Thread, presented by VIA Architecture

    UPLIFT, presented by ZGF & GGN