About Arcade

“Architecture and design encompass the world of ideas, a place where we may think large, and hopefully, effect positive and powerful change in our daily lives.”

Kelly Rodriguez, ARCADE Executive Director, Editor

ARCADE is a Seattle-based nonprofit that creates opportunities — in print, in the community and online — for sharing ideas about design, culture and the built environment. We publish a magazine, host events and provide a curated calendar of Northwest design and art happenings. Aiming to strengthen connections between various creative groups and design disciplines, we invite all to participate and collectively add to the greater whole.

This year, ARCADE is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Founded in 1981 by a group of recent architecture-school graduates, ARCADE now includes a staff of three, a dedicated board of trustees, a cadre of generous and enthusiastic committee members and volunteers, and many talented creative contributors.

A labor of love, 70% of ARCADE’s budget is supported by donations made by our community of design enthusiasts.

Our Magazine

In our magazine, we bring together voices from multiple design disciplines – architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, industrial design, graphic design, etc. – and the arts community. Dedicated to providing a Northwest perspective, we present insights and review notable regional topics. We also work with contributors from around the world in an effort to better understand how the Northwest fits into a global dialogue.

Our current issue, ARCADE 35.2, includes the feature "A City to Love: Auckland's Visions of a Public Realm." ARCADE subscriptions, the current issue, and past editions may be purchased online here. ARCADE is also available at retail locations in the Seattle and Portland areas.

ARCADE issue 35.2


Our Events

ARCADE also hosts and partners on design-related events in the Seattle area. From lectures to salons to our highly anticipated magazine launch events, ARCADE strives to bring our community together to connect face-to-face through engaging, inspiring programming around design.

Our Mission

ARCADE’s mission is to reinforce the principle that thoughtful design at every scale of human endeavor improves our quality of life.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ARCADE fulfills its mission through its award-winning magazine; events, educational lectures, panel discussions, salons; and web presence, which includes its website, e-newsletter, online calendar of Northwest design events and growing social media community.



Kelly Rodriguez, Executive Director, Editor
Kelly is the longtime editor of ARCADE. In June 2011 she assumed the new role of executive director in addition to her editorial responsibilities. Kelly holds a bachelors and masters in architecture, which she pursued because she feels strongly that architecture and design encompass the world as we know it.

Erin Kendig, Managing Editor
Erin believes that thoughtful, compassionate, and bold conversations can positively impact our world, and she finds ARCADE to be a valuable platform for community dialogue. Erin has a background in graphic design and literature studies, and in addition to working at ARCADE, she is an artist. 

Bao Nguyen, Publishing & Marketing Coordinator
Bao’s curiosity knows no bounds, and he delights in the opportunity to engage in revealing conversations about the forces that impact our lives. He comes to ARCADE with years of experience working for social-good organizations and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in ecological leadership.

Board of Trustees


Jason Bergevin, President
Bill Sleeth, Vice President
George Lampe, Treasurer
Ray Calabro, Secretary
Drew Giblin, Ex-Officio

Jill Hardy
Robert Harrahill
Kate Murphy
Callie Neylan
Laura Ridlehoover
Ron Rochon
Sarah Szabo
Mazohra Thami

Editorial Committee

Brian Boram
Luis F. Borrero
Audrey Desjardins
Paul L. Franco
Charles Mudede
Bill Sleeth
Margaret Sprug

Issue 35.2 Feature Contributors

The 2015–2016 Runstad Affiliate Fellows:
Ben Broesamle
Joe David
Genevieve Hale-Case
Amy Hartman
Rick Mohler
Barbara Swift

Issue 35.2 Designer

Zach Hooker

Design Advisory Committee

Brian Boram
Karen Cheng
Thomas Eykemans

Issue 35.2 Editorial Assistance

Betsy Berger
Natalie Bicknell
Michael Schuler

Website Credits

IF/THEN, design
Scott Thiessen, Varyable, development


Kelly Rodriguez
Executive Director, Editor
206 971 5596

Erin Kendig
Managing Editor
206 971 5591

Bao Nguyen
Publishing & Marketing Coordinator
206 971 5591


Contact info@arcadenw.org with volunteer, interning and employment inquiries.

ARCADE accepts editorial submissions on a rolling basis. Proposals for articles, essays, photography, and illustrations may be sent to Kelly Rodriguez at kelly@arcadenw.org.

Online Communities

Join ARCADE on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and connect on Instagram.


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Our Donors

This list represents support as of the release of issue 35.2 (September 2017). Donate to ARCADE today to join this list and support dialogue on design.


Three-year sustaining commitment

City Builder
$10,000 +

Greg Bishop
Victoria Reed

$5,000 – $9,999

Krekow Jennings
The Miller Hull Partnership

$2,500 – $4,999

LMN Architects
John Parman

$1,000 – $2,499

Berger Partnership
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
DBI/David Brown International


Gifts received in the prior 12 months

$2,500 – $5,000

Drew Giblin
Olson Kundig
Starbucks Design

Plans Examiner
$1,000 – $2,499

Jason Bergevin / Holmquist & Gardiner
Ray Calabro
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
Hoshide Wanzer Williams Architects / Paul Wanzer
King County GreenTools
MCM Insurance Services
PCS Structural Solutions
Premier Store Fixtures
Ron Rochon
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
SHED Architecture & Design
Albert Shum
Bill Sleeth
SRG Partnership
Swenson Say Fagét
Swift Company LLC
Weinstein A+U
Wyman Youth Trust / Deehan Wyman

Stud Club
$500 – $999

Best Practice Architecture
Marc Gleason
Bert Gregory
GLY Construction
Jill Hardy
Matt Hoskinson
George Lampe
Kate Murphy
Nussbaum Group / Dale Nussbaum
SHKS Architects
Thomas Schaer
SkB Architects
Suyama Peterson Deguchi

$250 – $499

Allworth Design
William Bain
Bykonen Carter Quinn
Karen Cheng
Conard Romano Architects
dBoone Construction
Liz Dunn
Form4 Architecture / John Marx
Robert Harrahill
Heliotrope Architecture
Steven Kendig
Donald Lange
Lawrence Architecture
Brock Madson-Betz
Miovic Reinhardt Associates / Dejan Miovic
NAC Architecture
Drew Ness
Heidi Oien & Daniel Goddard
Andrew Phillips
Public47 Architects
Schacht | Aslani Architects
Schemata Workshop
Eric Snyder
Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects / Rick Sundberg
Williams | Partners Architects / Jeffrey Williams
Andrew Wong

$100 – $249

Terrie Andersen
Patrick Berkley & Deirdre Doyle
Matthew Berlinic
Brian Boram
Elizabeth Brown
Harry & Janet Butcher
Patricia Calabro
Chadbourne + Doss
David Conrad
David Coleman / Architecture
Amy & Derreck Dickson
Jim & Gaylee Duncan
Dunsmuir Institute Architects / Scott Wolf
Christopher Economakos
Spicer Freeman
Thomas Frye, Jr.
Fukui Architecture
Hewitt Architects
Trent Jackson
Scottland Jacobson
David Katz
Tina Lindinger
Michael & Diana Lyons
Carl Markley
Patreese Martin
Noel Mason
Holly Merrill
Method Construction / Jason Minami
Mohler + Ghillino Architects / Richard Ghillino
Carolyn Murphy
Patricia Emmons Architecture & Fine Art
Scott Redman
Randy Robison
S+H Works / Hugh Schaeffer
Scott Shapiro
Michael Sousa
Steve Skonieczny Furniture Maker
Margaret Sprug
Paula Stanton
Jay Taylor
Patricia Tusa Fels
Tradecraft Builders
Tyler Engle Architects
Vandeventer + Carlander Architects
Hui-Yong Yu