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Presented by SPACE.CITY

OCTOBER 30  -  6:30 PM


Microsoft Auditorium
Central Branch
1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

$10 General
$5 Student w/current valid student id
$15 Door

David J. Lewis, AIA, is founding principal of LTL Architects, a design intensive architecture firm founded in 1997 with Paul Lewis and Marc Tsurumaki, located in New York City, and is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Parsons, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick, Ireland.  Professor Lewis will make an argument, through the  recent work of his office, for an architecture of social intensification.  At a time when digital technology and social media consumes more of our attention and time, segregated into self-selected niches and polarized crowds, Professor Lewis will make the case that architecture is now in a unique position of reasserting physical and public space as a necessary stage for dialogue and engagement.

Professor Lewis’s firm, LTL Architects, realizes inventive solutions that turn the very constraints of each project into the design trajectory, exploring opportunistic overlaps between space, program, form, budget and materials.  The principals of LTL Architects are co-authors of the monographs, Intensities (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013), Opportunistic Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008) and Situation Normal….Pamphlet Architecture #21 (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998). The work of LTL Architects is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Carnegie Museum of Art. In addition to academic positions at Parsons and University of Limerick, Professor Lewis is a member of the Advisory Council of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University.   He received his Master of Architecture from Princeton University, a Master of Arts in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton College.


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Greg Bishop
The Miller Hull Partnership
Dovetail General Contractors
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Silver Sponsors:
Inform Interiors
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JAS Design Build
FormGlas Products LTD

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ZGF Architects LLP
SSA Acoustics
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SHKS Architects

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SEP 12 | Dance This Way

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The party at Waterfront Space has reached maximum capacity. Admittance will be allowed based on crowd count. However, Bound In Time, the dance performance in Post Alley, is free and open to the public. We encourage people to visit the Alley to experience this, beginning at 7:30PM.

Dance This Way: A Layered Celebration of Movement

presented by Friends of Waterfront Seattle, Space.City, and the Market Foundation as part of the Seattle Design Festival, and in celebration of design in the public realm and our quality of life.

Friday, September 12
7:00-9:00 PM
Starts at First Avenue & Pike Alley & ends at
1400 Western Avenue

Space is limited!! RSVP HERE to reserve your free tickets!

Follow the boisterous brassy sounds of Chaotic Moise Marching Corp along a progressive party route, with stops at:

  • Il Bistro’s bar for a surprise performance.
  • Various nooks and halls of Post Alley for site specific dance performances created by Benjamin Maestas III & Rainbow Fletcher featuring violinist Teo Benson and dancer Jess Klein about the passage of time and the vestiges left behind.
  • Ending at Waterfront Space for a grand finale featuring the culmination of dance performances, the music and visual combinations of WAD, whose DJs and projections merge design and the dance floor – and Rachel’s Ginger Beer cocktails.

Together and in step, we’ll celebrate many forms of movement – from Design in Motion, to the much-anticipated expansion of our beloved Pike Place Market, to the opening of Waterfront Space (a project showroom for our central waterfront’s pending transformation), and to the overall triumph of coming together to shape an experience and have fun.

Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.

Space is limited!! RSVP HERE to reserve your free tickets!

Special details will be sent to registrants.

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SEP 10 | ARCADE Launch Party

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ARCADE : Issue 32.2 Launch Party & Community Celebration

Wednesday, September 10th
5:30 – 7:30pm
Waterfront Space (1400 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98101)

Join ARCADE as they celebrate the release of their September issue, ARCADE 32.2, Empathy, Fire and Spades: Design for Social Innovation, feature edited by Brian Boram.  We’ll be gathering at the Waterfront Space on Western at Union.  A $20 suggested donation at the door brings beverages, light fare, your copy of ARCADE and a warm philanthropic rush-it supports the creation of their magazine and programs.

From Boram’s feature introduction:

“In ‘Empathy, Fire and Spades: Design for Social Innovation’ we examine the inherent, powerful role community plays in teh design process.  We find that through a potent mix of collective action, creative though and unbridled experiences, we can inspire each other to reach higher levels of social consciousness and ingenuity.”

Thank you to our event sponsors:
schemata workshop
dark | light design
Parsons Brinckerhoff
Schuchart / Dow

Thank you to our grantmakers:
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

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AUG 22 | SAM Remix

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SAM Remix

Space.City is proud to join SAM as a co-host of the REMIX Celebrate Seattle arts and culture with SAM’s exhibition Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical and new art at the Olympic Sculpture Park including Trimpins YOU ARE HERE and Jaume Plensa’s Echo during this creative night out!

Use promo code “spaceremix0814″ for $5 off a regularly priced adult ticket.

Friday, August 22
8:00-11:59 PM
Olympic Sculpture Park – Grounds and Pavilion

Some of the night’s activities:

  • DJ Utopia gets you in the groove.
  • KEXP’s DJ Sharlese spins so you can dance all night under the stars.
  • Bobbi Rich brings the online variety show Hangin’ Tuff to Remix, featuring local bands and surprise performances.
  • With watercolors, poses found in Northwest School paintings, and live models with extravagant bears, artist Wayne Bund, teaches you to depict beards on paper.
  • The Northwest Film Forum curates a series of short films in relations to Modernism in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Visiting from Japan, IMERUAT (meaning “flash of light”) performs their unique mix of progressive composition and traditional Ainu music as the sun begins to set.

My Favorite Things: Highly Opinionated Tours (led by artists, community figures, and special guests):

  • Lead Pencil Studio, art & architecture collaborative with Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo
  • Forest Eckley, designer and co-founder of Glasswing Shop
  • Elizabeth Spavento, curator of ALL RISE, a series of performances and temporary installations at City Light’s future Denny Substation this summer.
  • Kat Larson, cross-disciplinary artist
  • Cynthia Updegrave, University of Washing ton Botanist

SAM is proud to have AIA Seattle, ARCADE, ArtXchange, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Northeastern University – Seattle, Out for Sustainability, Seattle Arts and Cultural Events, Space.City, Seattle Emerging Museum Professionals, Seattle Fun Events, Seattle Works, Young Professionals International Network, Urban ArtWorks, and Young Professionals Network as our August 2014 Remix cohosts.

Bring Sol Lewitt’s Seven Cubes off the wall of the PACCAR Pavilion.  The first 50 wearing exactly seven cubes as part of their attire get in for FREE!

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SHOWCASE 14: Gallery + Pop-Up Shop

4th floor of the Maritime Building, look for signs at the east entrances

Curated by a jury* of local designers, SHOWCASE 14 is a combination of a Gallery, a new installation component to the festival, and the yearly Pop-up Shop.  We have arranged for a large showcase space where the design community can present ideas, concepts, prototypes, and finished products that express, provoke and align with the festival’s broad theme of ‘Design in Motion’.

We would like to invite all who are practicing design in all medias from architecture to furniture, products to toys plus interactive and graphic design, film and video design.  The goal of SHOWCASE 14 is to spotlight and draw attention to the vibrant range of design being practiced in the Pacific Northwest.


See the Call for Entries for further information + submission details.

* Submissions will be chosen by the following SHOWCASE 14 Jury:
April Bottman-Haase, Co-founder of Efikio
Dawn Fischer, owner at ID Project
Rachel Gallaher, editor of Gray Magazine
Ellie Kemery, Co-founder and Strategist at MakerHaus
Thomas Lehmanm, founding partner Idiom+
Kate Murphy, designer at Perkins+Will
Charlie Schuck, photographer at Charlie Schuck, founder of Object
Rysia Suchecka, partner at NNBJ
George Suyama, FAIA Principal, Suyama Peterson Deguchi Architects

QUESTIONS? Please contact Ellie Kemery at


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JUN 06 | Francisco Pardo

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Francisco Pardo

Francisco Pardo – AT103

Friday, June 6th
Flash Lecture Space - 4th floor of the Maritime Building, look for signs at the east entrances

Join Space.City as we seize a beautiful adhoc space in the Maritime Building for one night only with Mexico City Architect, Francisco Pardo.  Come early, stay late.  Beer and bites will be provided with your ticket purchase (only for sale day-of, at the door).

AT 103 was founded in 2001, initiating a strong commitment towards architecture and design. Leading a multidisciplinary group, with a clear intention to investigate and create new techniques for architecture in the contemporary city, AT 103 combines advanced computer technology with simple handicraft, achieving what they call “low tech – high resolution effects”.  Julio Amezcua and Francisco Pardo make architecture with unique constructive and aesthetic qualities, thanks in part to their training both in Mexico and abroad. Their portfolio includes a wide range and scale of work, from art pieces to urban projects, engaging a multitude of scales and typologies, including single-family houses, residential, cultural and institutional buildings, landscape and master planning, as well as the Ave Fenix Fire Station, for which they earned in 2008 a silver medal in the Mexican Biennale, and the first place in the International Design Festival.

5$ – At the door gets you cold Hilliards beer and bites


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MAY 21 | Florian Idenburg

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