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Seattle Architecture Foundation will open 22nd Annual Architectural Model Exhibit

A model of Yesler Terrace Towers by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, which will be featured in the exhibition. (Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, courtesy Seattle Architecture Foundation)

The Seattle Architecture Foundation is set to open Symbiosis, the 22nd edition of its Annual Architectural Model Exhibit next month. Curated in the foundation’s on-site gallery, Symbiosis will bring together the work of 25 local architects and designers from September 12 through November 23 and will be free to the public. As has been the case for over two decades, participants in the exhibition will have the unique opportunity to connect with visitors through models, drawings, renderings, videos, and accompanying text.

A woman looking into a VR headset at the Seattle Architecture Foundation

An image from last year’s Annual Architectural Model Exhibit, which featured visuals and virtual reality walkthroughs in addition to models. (Trevor Dykstra, courtesy Seattle Architecture Foundation)

This year, several innovative design practices in the area, including NBBJ, Olson Kundig, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Perkins + Will, LMN Architects, and Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape, have been asked to contribute work based on a central theme. According to the foundation’s website, Symbiosis “celebrates mutually beneficial relationships and the positive products and constructive outcomes of interdependence.” An opening reception with local designers and architects will be held on September 11 and is open to paying members of the public.

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