SEATTLE, Washington, 98101-3657 United States

Mission Statement

Architects Without Borders Seattle (AWB) is a network of volunteers who collaborate with underserved communities around the world. AWB delivers ecologically sensitive, culturally appropriate, life-changing design.

About This Cause

Founded in 2005 by a group of Seattle architects and designers in response to a devastating tsunami, Architects Without Borders Seattle is part of an international coalition committed to providing pro bono services to build strong communities. AWB Seattle is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Volunteers are fundamental to our work as all of our project work is completely volunteer led and assisted. AWB's operates on a minimal budget and delivers impact locally and internationally.

AWB's Core Values:
• Appropriate design solutions are vital to communities and the environment
• Collaborative long-term relationships with communities are essential to providing effective design assistance
• Exchange of knowledge and skills can empower both communities and designers
• Interdisciplinary teams create innovative and insightful projects
• Volunteer passion, energy and efforts make our work possible

Architects Without Borders Seattle supports design for stronger communities. Current projects include schools, clinics, and public gathering places. AWB solves a chicken and egg problem for local and overseas communities. Without design in place, it is challenging for communities to raise funds to build. Yet without funds, it is challenging, if not impossible, to hire a designer. AWB helps solve this problem by providing designs which organizations and entities, in line with our core values, can use to raise funds to develop their projects.

1102 2Nd Ave Suite 400
SEATTLE, Washington 98101-3657
United States
Twitter @AWBseattle
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