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 36.1, includes the feature "ARCADE at 35: A Retrospective." 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.

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
Sarah Szabo, Secretary

Ruth Baleiko
David Brown
Callie Neylan
Laura Ridlehoover
Mazohra Thami

Editorial Committee

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

Issue 36.1 Feature Editor

Kelly Rodriguez

Issue 36.1 Designer

Zach Hooker

Design Advisory Committee

Brian Boram
Karen Cheng
Thomas Eykemans

Issue 36.1 Editorial Assistance

Betsy Berger
Autumn Hjort
Valerie Paquin
Polly Zetterberg

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 36.1 (May 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

Krekow Jennings
The Miller Hull Partnership

$2,500 – $4,999

Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation
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

Samantha Durst & Bill Sleeth
Microsoft Matching Gift Program
Starbucks Design

Plans Examiner
$1,000 – $2,499

Jason Bergevin / Socius Law Group
Ray Calabro
Cascadia Consulting Group
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Drew Gilbin
Hoedemaker Pfeiffer
Hoshide Wanzer Architects /
   Paul Wanzer
Scott Mitchem
PCS Structural Solutions
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Sellen Construction
SHED Architecture & Design
Albert Shum
Swenson Say Fagét
Swift Company LLC
Weinstein A+U
Wyman Youth Trust / Deehan Wyman

Stud Club
$500 – $999

Bassetti Architects
Best Practice Architecture
Dunn & Hobbes, LLC
Liz Fekete
Marc Gleason
GLY Construction
Graham Baba
Bert Gregory
Jill Hardy
Helen Harris
George Lampe
Lawrence Architecture
Kate Murphy
Nussbaum Group / Dale Nussbaum
Roger Ridlehoover
Thomas Schaer
SHKS Architects
SkB Architects
Eric Snyder
SRG Partnership
Suyama Peterson Deguchi
Sarah Szabo
T-Mobile Matching Gifts

$250 – $499

Allworth Design
Eddie Baba
Bill and Nancy Bain
Bykonen Carter Quinn
Stacie Chapman
Karen Cheng
Conard Romano Architects
Margaret Cunningham
Nora Daley-Peng
dBoone Construction
Jim Duncan
Christopher Economakos
Foreseer / Paula Rees
John Marx / Form4 Architecture
Bruce Hale
Robert Harrahill
Heliotrope / Joseph Herrin
Grant Hildebrand
Linda Hunt
Steven Kendig
Donald Lange
Rhoda & Thomas Lawrence
Grace Lee
Lockhart | Suver
Brock Madson-Betz
Miovic Reinhardt Associates /
Dejan Miovic
NAC Architecture
Drew Ness
Heidi Oien & Daniel Goddard
Andrew Phillips
Public47 Architects
Laura Ridlehoover
Schacht | Aslani Architects
Vandeventer + Carlander Architects
Karon Weber
Williams | Partners Architects /
   Jeffrey Williams
Andrew Wong

$100 – $249

Denis Adair
Terrie Andersen
Bellflower Chocolate Company
Patrick Berkley & Deirdre Doyle
Matthew Berlinic
Brian Boram
Elizabeth Brown
Harry & Janet Butcher
Ian Butcher
Patricia Calabro
Chadbourne + Doss
David Coleman / Architecture
David Conrad
Mary Cropley
Karen DeLucas
Amy & Derreck Dickson
Joan Dinkelspiel
Clair Enlow
Julie Frantz
Patricia Tusa Fels
Spicer Freeman
Thomas Frye, Jr.
Trent Jackson
Scottland Jacobson
David Katz
Tina Lindinger
Michael Lyons
MAKERS Architecture and
Urban Design
Carl Markley
Patreese Martin
Noel Mason
Method Construction / Jason Minami
Carolyn Murphy
Craig O'Neal
Patricia Emmons Architecture &
Fine Art
Dirk Peterson
Randy Robison
Norie Sato
Paul Schlachter
Scott Shapiro
Michael Sousa
Margaret Sprug
Paula Stanton
Steve Skonieczny Furniture Maker
Hally Swift
Jay Taylor
Tyler Engle Architects
Unico Matching Gift Program
Ron and Kerry van der Veen
Marcia Wagoner
How Ying
Hui-Yong Yu