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, Past 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.

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 37.1, includes the feature "The Simulated Metropolis: Art and Identity Within the Network." 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 as well as other locations.

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.



Michael Schuler, Publishing and Marketing Coordinator
Michael was drawn to Seattle by its vibrant architecture and arts communities and is still exploring the city a quarter of a century later. After working for a number of years as a community planner, Michael now divides his time between ARCADE and freelance editing.

Board of Trustees


Jason Bergevin, President
Bill Sleeth, Vice President
George Lampe, Treasurer
Staff, Acting Secretary

Ruth Baleiko
David Brown
Callie Neylan

Editorial Committee

Brian Boram
Luis F. Borrero
Audrey Desjardins
Paul L. Franco
Charles Mudede
John Parman
Leah St. Lawrence
Bill Sleeth
Margaret Sprug
Jayme Yen

Issue 37.1 Feature Editor

Leah St. Lawrence

Issue 37.1 Designer

Sean Wolcott
Andre Meca

Issue 37.1 Editorial Assistance

Betsy Berger
Paul L. Franco
Autumn Hjort
Valerie Paquin

Website Credits

IF/THEN, design
Scott Thiessen, Varyable, development


Sarah Jo Ward
Interim Executive Director
[email protected]
206 971 5596

Michael Schuler
Publishing and Marketing Coordinator
[email protected]
206 971 5591


Contact [email protected] 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 [email protected].

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 37.1 (February 2019). Donate to ARCADE today to join this list and support dialogue on design.


Three-year sustaining commitment

City Builder
$10,000 +

Greg Bishop
Victoria N. Reed

$5,000 – $9,999

The Miller Hull Partnership
John Parman

$2,500 – $4,999

Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation
Krekow Jennings
LMN Architects
Swenson Say Fagét

$1,000 – $2,499

DBI / David Brown International


Gifts received in the prior 12 months

$2,500 – $5,000

Ruth Baleiko
Jason Bergevin / Socius Law Group
Samantha Durst & Bill Sleeth
Microsoft Matching Gift Program
Starbucks Design
WD Partners

Plans Examiner
$1,000 – $2,499

Atelier Drome / Henry Walters
Ray Calabro
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Marc Gleason
Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
Hoshide Wanzer Architects / Paul Wanzer
George Lampe
Scott Mitchem
Laura Ridlehoover
Roger Ridlehoover
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
SHED Architecture and Design
Weinstein A+U
Wyman Youth Trust / Deehan Wyman

Stud Club
$500 – $999

Eddie Baba
Bassetti Architects
Best Practice Architecture
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Dunn & Hobbes, LLC
Drew Giblin
GLY Construction
Graham Baba Architects
Bert Gregory
Alan Krystal
Patricia McBride
Doug McKenzie
Kate Murphy
Callie Neylan
Nussbaum Group / Dale Nussbaum
Daniel Skiffington
Boris Srdar
SRG Partnership
Suyama Peterson Deguchi
Sarah Szabo
T-Mobile Matching Gifts
Ron & Kerry van der Veen
Vandeventer + Carlander Architects
Sarah Jo Ward
Williams | Partners Architects / Jeffrey Williams

$250 – $499

Allworth Design
Bill & Nancy Bain
Bykonen Carter Quinn
Stacie Chapman
Karen Cheng
Conard Romano Architects
Nora Daley-Peng & Tien Peng
dBoone Construction, LLC
Jim & Gaylee Duncan
Christopher Economakos
Jeri Fitzbuck
Foreseer / Paula Rees
Form4 Architecture / John Marx
Leonard Garfield & Tom Wolfe
Matt Gaspers
Bruce Hale
Heliotrope / Joseph Herrin
Grant Hildebrand
Steve Kendig
Lawrence Architecture
Lockhart | Suver
Robin Miller
Miovic Reinhardt Associates / Dejan Miovic
Andrew Phillips
Scott Redman
Schacht | Aslani Architects
Albert Shum
Rob Sopkin
Steve Skonieczny Furniture Maker
Unico Matching Gift Program
Walker Architecture
Karon Weber
Matt Wittman
Andrew Wong

$100 – $249

Denis Adair
Bellflower Chocolate Company
Patrick Berkley & Deirdre Doyle
Brian Boram
Elizabeth Brown
Jane & Vincent Buck
Janet & Harry Butcher
Patricia Calabro
Chadbourne + Doss
Min Cho
Ashley Clark
David Conrad
Mary Cropley
CTA Design Builders
David Coleman / Architecture
Abby Deering
Karen DeLucas
Joan Dinkelspiel
Daren Doss
Jodie Eilers
Clair Enlow
Lynn Ferguson
Julie Frantz
Spicer Freeman
Ali Ghambari
Eric Hess & Randy Robison
Annie Han & Daniel Mihalyo
Scottland Jacobson
Johnston Training Group
David Katz & Cecilia Absher
Ellie Kemery
Tina Lindinger
Michael Lyons
Patreese Martin
Lorrin Matsunaga
Method Construction / Jason Minami
Drew Ness
Jim Nicholls
Craig O’Neal
Robert Palermo
Patricia Emmons Architecture & Fine Art
Charles Peck
Jeffrey Pelletier
Dirk Peterson
Norie Sato
Scott Shapiro
Mark Soltys
Studio BBA
Hally Swift
Patricia Tusa Fels
Tyler Engle Architects
Marcia Wagoner
How Ying
Hui-yong Yu