“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.
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.
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.
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
Luis F. Borrero
Paul L. Franco
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Design Advisory Committee
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ARCADE accepts editorial submissions on a rolling basis. Proposals for articles, essays, photography, and illustrations may be sent to Kelly Rodriguez at [email protected]
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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
Victoria N. Reed
$5,000 – $9,999
The Miller Hull Partnership
$2,500 – $4,999
$1,000 – $2,499
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
$1,000 – $2,499
Jason Bergevin / Socius Law Group
Cascadia Consulting Group
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Hoshide Wanzer Architects /
PCS Structural Solutions
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
SHED Architecture & Design
Swenson Say Fagét
Swift Company LLC
Wyman Youth Trust / Deehan Wyman
$500 – $999
Best Practice Architecture
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Nussbaum Group / Dale Nussbaum
Suyama Peterson Deguchi
T-Mobile Matching Gifts
$250 – $499
Bill and Nancy Bain
Bykonen Carter Quinn
Conard Romano Architects
Foreseer / Paula Rees
John Marx / Form4 Architecture
Heliotrope / Joseph Herrin
Rhoda & Thomas Lawrence
Lockhart | Suver
Miovic Reinhardt Associates /
Heidi Oien & Daniel Goddard
Schacht | Aslani Architects
Vandeventer + Carlander Architects
Williams | Partners Architects /
$100 – $249
Bellflower Chocolate Company
Patrick Berkley & Deirdre Doyle
Harry & Janet Butcher
Chadbourne + Doss
David Coleman / Architecture
Amy & Derreck Dickson
Patricia Tusa Fels
Thomas Frye, Jr.
MAKERS Architecture and
Method Construction / Jason Minami
Patricia Emmons Architecture &
Steve Skonieczny Furniture Maker
Tyler Engle Architects
Unico Matching Gift Program
Ron and Kerry van der Veen