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 36.2, includes the feature "Seattle’s Ethos: Changes in our Shared Space." 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.



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.

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
Laura Ridlehoover
Sarah Jo Ward

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 36.2 Feature Editor

Nick Licata

Issue 36.2 Designer

Zach Hooker

Design Advisory Committee

Brian Boram
Karen Cheng
Thomas Eykemans

Issue 36.2 Editorial Assistance

Betsy Berger
Paul Franco
Autumn Hjort

Website Credits

IF/THEN, design
Scott Thiessen, Varyable, development


Kelly Rodriguez
Executive Director, Editor
[email protected]
206 971 5596

Erin Kendig
Managing Editor
[email protected]
206 971 5591

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 Kelly Rodriguez at [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 36.2 (September 2018). 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

$2,500 – $4,999

Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation
Krekow Jennings
LMN Architects
John Parman

$1,000 – $2,499

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
DBI / David Brown International


Gifts received in the prior 12 months

$2,500 – $5,000

Jason Bergevin / Socius Law Group
Samantha Durst & Bill Sleeth
Starbucks Design

Plans Examiner
$1,000 – $2,499

Ray Calabro
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Drew Gilbin
Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
Hoshide Wanzer Architects /
   Paul Wanzer
George Lampe
Microsoft Matching Gift Program
Scott Mitchem
Kate Murphy
PCS Structural Solutions
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Sellen Construction
SHED Architecture & Design
Swenson Say Fagét
Swift Company LLC
Sarah Szabo
Weinstein A+U
Wyman Youth Trust / Deehan Wyman

Stud Club
$500 – $999

Atelier Drome /
   Henry Walters
Eddie Baba
Bassetti Architects
Best Practice Architecture
Dunn & Hobbes, LLC
Marc Gleason
GLY Construction
Graham Baba Architects
Bert Gregory
Jill Hardy
Helen Harris
Lawrence Architecture
Miovic Reinhardt Associates /
   Dejan Miovic
Callie Neylan
Nussbaum Group / Dale Nussbaum
Olson Kundig
Laura Ridlehoover
Roger Ridlehoover
Albert Shum
SRG Partnership
Suyama Peterson Deguchi
T-Mobile Matching Gifts

$250 – $499

Allworth Design
Bill & Nancy Bain
Bykonen Carter Quinn
Chadbourne + Doss
Stacie Chapman
Karen Cheng
Conard Romano Architects
Nora Daley-Peng
Jim & Gaylee Duncan
Foreseer / Paula Rees
Bruce Hale
Robert Harrahill
Heliotrope / Joseph Herrin
Grant Hildebrand
Linda Hunt
Steven Kendig
Rhoda & Thomas Lawrence
Lockhart | Suver
Brock Madson-Betz
John Marx / Form4 Architecture
Drew Ness
Andrew Phillips
Scott Redman
Schacht | Aslani Architects
Eric Snyder
Unico Matching Gift
Ron & Kerry van der Veen
Vandeventer + Carlander Architects
Karon Weber
Williams | Partners Architects /
   Jeffrey Williams
Andrew Wong

$100 – $249

Denis Adair
Bellflower Chocolate Company
Patrick Berkley & Deirdre Doyle
Brian Boram
Elizabeth Brown
Harry & Janet Butcher
Patricia Calabro
David Coleman / Architecture
Mary Cropley
Karen DeLucas
Amy & Derreck Dickson
Joan Dinkelspiel
Clair Enlow
Julie Frantz
Spicer Freeman
Scottland Jacobson
David Katz
Tina Lindinger
Michael Lyons
MAKERS Architecture and
   Urban Design
Patreese Martin
Noel Mason
Craig O'Neal
Patricia Emmons Architecture &
   Fine Art
Dirk Peterson
Randy Robison
Norie Sato
Scott Shapiro
Michael Sousa
Steve Skonieczny Furniture Maker
Hally Swift
Patricia Tusa Fels
Tyler Engle Architects
Marcia Wagoner
How Ying
Hui-Yong Yu