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SEGD’s project tours have become a signature part of our annual gathering, giving you a chance to get out of the conference room and actually see the city! Your only problem: there are so many great tours, it's hard to choose just one! All tours have size limitations and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early. 

All tours will occur from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 9. Some require walking and/or use of public transportation.



Ultra Tours

SOLD OUT - Boeing Dreamliner Gallery Experience

This exclusive engagement will take attendees to Everett, WA to experience the customer engagement center where the worlds airlines’s executives and VIPs are immersed in the technology, design, and passenger experience that the Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft offers. Sponsored by Sign Age Inc.

Premium Tours

SOLD OUT - Space Needle and Seattle Center

Ride the Seattle Monorail from the Westlake Center to the Seattle Center and go up to the Space Needle Skypad™ Visitor Center, a Belle and Wissel designed experiential project and 2015 SEGD Global Design Award winner. Sponsored by DSA Phototech

Museum of History and Industry

Get immersed in the history behind Seattle’s development as a city of industry, technology, and innovation at this South Lake Union institution. 

University of Washington Husky Stadium

Converge at the flagship sports venue that “U-dub” sports fans call home. With recent signage and environmental graphics upgrades installed throughout the stadium and supporting facilities, this is an EGD and Sport guru’s dream come true! Sponsored by superGraphics

Gates Foundation

Visit this SEGD Global Design Award winning space by Olson Kundig Architects, Pacific Studios and Studio Matthews which includes interpretive exhibitions showcasing the work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Standard Tours

Washington State Convention Center

Elevating the Guest Experience: tour the project and hear first hand from the Seattle design team that led the redesign of the wayfinding and environmental graphics including digital signage for the largest meeting and event facility in Washington State. With Michael Courtney Design. Sponsored by GKD MediaMesh

South Lake Union Experience

Explore one of the most innovative and rapidly expanding neighborhoods that Seattle companies like Amazon, FredHutch, and NBBJ all call home. Sponsored by Heath Northwest / Ramsay Signs

Capitol Hill Experience

Take the newly updated Seattle lightrail up the hill, enjoy the funky arts vibe, and visit the home of digital interactive firm Schema Design and the greenest commercial building in the world, the Bullitt Center.

Pioneer Square Experience

Take the newly updated Light Rail to visit the International District station, Union Station- the beautifully restored Amtrak Station as well as see ghost signs and Waterfall Park on our way into Pioneer Square, Seattle’s original neighborhood where the history is rich, and the public spaces are ready for you to experience. Round out the tour with an optional jaunt to Pike Place Market. Led by Cynthia Hall, fd2s and Kay Rice, TAG. Sponsored by Security Signs

Young Designers Studio Experience (< 30)

NBBJ | Foreseer | Studio SC

The tour exclusively for young designers under 30, visit three unique Seattle EGD/XGD firms that tackle practice from different perspectives, in diverse markets, but all from their home in the Emerald City!

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