Demonstrate the relevance of design thinking
- Propose design solutions to urgent community problems
- Create a vision for our urban future, elicited from everyone
- Inspire action
Empower communities to leverage design
- Engage youth in design thinking
- Involve underrepresented communities in the design process
- Improve co-design and community engagement processes
- Model design as a career option for youth from diverse backgrounds
Promote a culture of collaboration
- Encourage multidisciplinary problem-solving
- Create lasting connections and collaborations among design disciplines
- Celebrate design and our greater design community
AIA SEATTLE & SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL’s ORGANIZATIONAL VISION
We envision a culture of design that fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities.
SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL MISSION
We unleash the design thinker in everyone to illuminate Seattle’s challenges and ignite action.
AIA SEATTLE MISSION
We champion the central role of architects in creating and sustaining a better built environment.