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.

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 insight on and review notable regional topics. We also work with contributors from around the world, always examining how what we do in the Northwest fits into the larger picture. Our content is available online and in print.

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

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ARCADE’s mission is to reinforce the principle that thoughtful design at every scale of human endeavor improves our quality of life.

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 lives and communities. With a background in both editorial and design work, she finds ARCADE to be an extremely valuable resource.

Jessica Quijada, Publishing & Marketing Coordinator
Jessica brings more than 10 years of marketing experience to ARCADE. She is motivated to contribute to her community and enjoys exploring the Northwest. Jessica appreciates design that promotes discussion and interaction.

Board of Trustees


Drew Giblin, President
Jason Bergevin, Vice President
Ray Calabro, Ex-Officio
George Lampe, Treasurer
Staff, Secretary
Ron Rochon, Acting Secretary, Former President

Jill Hardy
Robert Harrahill
Trent Jackson
Kate Murphy
Thomas Schaer
Bill Sleeth
Karon Weber

Editorial Committee

Brian Boram
Rob Hutchison
Charles Mudede
Margaret Sprug
Barbara Swift

Issue 34.1 Feature Editors

Erin Kendig
Kelly Rodriguez

Volume 34 Designer

Lucia | Marquand

Design Advisory Committee

Brian Boram
Karen Cheng
Thomas Eykemans

Issue 34.1 Editorial Assistance

Betsy Berger
Kestrel Rundle
Michael Schuler

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

Jessica Quijada
Publishing & Marketing Coordinator
[email protected]
206 971 5591


Want to get involved in ARCADE? Contact [email protected] with volunteer, interning and employment inquiries.

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 34.1 (May 2016). 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


$2,500 – $4,999

Krekow Jennings
LMN Architects
Miller Hull Partnership

$1,000 – $2,499

Berger Partnership
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Perkins + Will
Swift Company LLC


Gifts received in the prior 12 months

$2,500 – $5,000

Raymond Calabro
Microsoft Matching Gifts
Starbucks Design

Plans Examiner
$1,000 – $2,499

Argent Fabrication / Curt Eckman
Jason Bergevin / Holmquist & Gardiner
Bosworth Hoedemaker
Cascade Integration Inc. / Jay & Charlotte Divine
Drew Giblin
Glacier Window & Door
Hoshide Wanzer Williams Architects / Paul Wanzer
MCE Structural Consultants / Monte Clark
John Parman
PCS Structural Solutions
Ron Rochon
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Bill Sleeth
SRG Partnership
Swenson Say Fagét
Karon Weber
Wyman Youth Trust / Deehan Wyman

Stud Club
$500 – $999

Bassetti Architects
Best Practice Architecture
Ian Butcher
Cathy & Michael Casteel
Jim Coughlin
Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Marc Gleason
GLY Construction
Jill Hardy
Michael McGavock
Kate Murphy
Premier Mechanical & Electrical
Ben & Margit Rankin
Dale Nussbaum / Nussbaum Group
SHED Architecture & Design
SHKS Architects
Skanska USA / Lisa Picard
SkB Architects
Suyama Peterson Deguchi
Weinstein A+U

$250 – $499

Allworth Design
Ambrose Construction / Brad Wageman
Cambium Inc.
Ainslie-Davis Construction
dBoone construction llc
Bykonen Carter Quinn
Design Commission / David Conrad
Samantha Durst
Form4 Architecture / John Marx
Gaylord Art & Design
Bert Gregory
Trent Jackson
Steven Kendig
Karen Kiest Landscape Architects
Jacqueline Kotkins
Lawrence Architecture
Donald Lange
Method Construction / Jason Minami
Miovic Reinhardt Associates / Dejan Miovic
PAE / Allan Montpellier
Jonathan Morley & Britt Ericson
Kirsten Murray
NAC Architecture
Northstar Woodworks / Craig Timmer
Heidi Oien & Daniel Goddard
Ana Pinto da Silva
Queen Anne Electric LLC / Brandon Wilson
Schemata Workshop
Thomas Schaer
Vandeventer + Carlander
Williams | Partners Architects / Jeffrey Williams
Andrew Wong

$100 – $249

Brian Abramson
Lawrence Asher
atelierjones llc / Susan Jones
Eddie Baba
Patrick Berkley & Deirdre Doyle
BOLA / Susan Boyle
Brian Boram
Elizabeth Brown
Harry & Janet Butcher
Patricia Calabro
Chadbourne + Doss
Karen Cheng
David Coleman / Architecture
Conard Romano Architects
Madeline Crowley
Culvahouse Consulting
Nora Daley-Peng
Linda Derschang
Jim & Gaylee Duncan
Dunsmuir Institute Architects / Scott Wolf
Dykeman, Inc. / Tim Jewett
Ellipsis Engineering & Design
David Finn
Julie Frantz
Thomas Frye, Jr.
Fukui Architecture
Mohler + Ghillino Architects / Richard Ghillino
Bruce Hale Design
Helen Harris
HCMA Architecture + Design / Darryl Condon
Scot Hearl
John Hunt
HyBrid Architecture
Carolyn Jones
Francesly & Loren Judah
Julian Weber Architecture and Design
George Lampe
Allison E. Laurel
Tina Lindinger
Michael & Diana Lyons
Carl Markley
Patreese Martin
Melanie Matthews
Erich Mele
Scott Mitchem
Carolyn Murphy
Patricia Emmons Architecture & Fine Art
Andrew Phillips
Red Propeller / Alison Jeffries
Scott Redman
Derek Ruddy
S+H Works / Hugh Schaeffer
Norie Sato
Tommy Semper
Scott Shapiro
Steve Skonieczny Furniture Maker
Margaret Sprug
James Suehiro
Betty Swift
Seongin Tan
Jay Taylor
Cathie Toshach
Tyler Engle Achitects
Touchstone / Joseph Polito
Ron van der Veen
VSM Copper
Marcia Wagoner & David Hewitt
Walker Architecture / Gordon K. Walker
Julian Weber
Shirley & Scott Wilson
Hui-Yong Yu