Architects Without Borders Seattle

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Homeless & Housing
  • International


1101 2nd Ave Ste 400Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

AWBS volunteers collaborate with underserved communities to deliver ecologically sensitive, culturally appropriate, life-changing design. 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


About Architects Without Borders Seattle (AWBS)

Founded in 2005 by a group of Seattle architects and designers in response to a devastating tsunami, Architects Without Borders Seattle (AWBS) is committed to providing pro bono services to build strong communities. AWBS 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.

Our projects are organized in three broad and often overlapping categories:
- International Community Development
- Local Community Development
- Disaster Recovery and Response

As an organization founded through a network of volunteer designers, volunteers of all trades and passions truly fuel our work! Our volunteers are the most essential components of our organization- each person donates valuable time and skills towards our shared projects and goals. Our volunteer needs fluctuate, but we are always happy to share our work with people who are interested, regardless of their area of expertise.


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by Sonali A. from Flower Mound, TX (September 16, 2011)
I recently did an overhaul for their website, and they were just superb to work with. Clear and concise expectations, timely feedback. I am proud to have been a part of their organization and would still love to do so.

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