The Alliance for Pioneer Square

Map the Square


The Young Architects Forum – a part of the American Institute of Architects – in conjunction with the Seattle Design Festival, has partnered with the Alliance to implement a fun and engaging week long exercise for you (“the public”) to weigh in on what you would like to see added, changed, or removed from our streets and sidewalks. Your input will inform how we work to transform Pioneer Square into a unified, lively, and attractive place to be and experience. The recently completed Pioneer Square Streetscape Concept Plan serves as an amazing guide as we continue to work to improve our public spaces. After outreach to complete Concept Plan, we want to continue hearing from you! How we update and address our public spaces is a continuing process. Here’s how you can participate:

September 1st
First Thursday

Stop by the A-Gallery on First Thursday to see the Map the Square base of operations and learn more about the process.

September 6th to the 13th
Map the Square Public Space Intervention

After you locate the nearest Map the Square Kiosk to you, follow the simple steps:
1. Choose a tag (or two) of the street element you would like to see in the neighborhood
2. Attach the tag(s) to an item near where you would like to see this element
3. Take a picture and share it so we can be sure your idea is captured!
#mapthesquare or @mapthesquare



A big thanks to our Map the Square Kiosk hosts:

Millheads Barbershop
Sprout Salads
Impact Hub
Occidental Park/Downtown Seattle Parks Partnership
Integrus Architecture
Pioneer Collective


September 16th
PARK(ing) Day
We will be holding one last hurrah of the tagging exercise at four locations in the neighborhood. Make sure to get out and about because in addition to our PARK(ing) Day spaces, there will be several other fun installations. You’ll be glad you made it out and about.

October 6th
First Thursday
See results and all the fun photos from the intervention exercises. A representative from the Alliance will be available to chat about where we’re headed next and how you can stay involved.


Contact Us

Alliance for Pioneer Square
310 1st Ave S, Suite 201
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 667-0687

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