To ARCADE’s dedicated readers, supporters, and community members:
We have some significant news to share with you about ARCADE. After more than 18 years with the organization, ARCADE’s executive director/editor, Kelly Rodriguez, is stepping down from her role this spring to pursue a new opportunity in our design community. While it is hard to imagine ARCADE without Kelly, we wholeheartedly support her next chapter.

We are working with Kelly on timing, but you may trust that she will shepherd through the publication of our upcoming winter issue, 37.1, The Simulated Metropolis, which we will launch on Thursday, February 28 at the 9th & Thomas building in Seattle’s South Lake Union (more info coming soon). At the launch, we will take the opportunity to celebrate Kelly and her tremendous contributions to ARCADE over the last two decades. We hope that you will join us.
In the coming weeks, ARCADE’s current board will be exploring what comes next for the organization. We look forward to sharing more with you—we’re excited to imagine the possibilities for ARCADE’s future. If you have any questions or would like to take part in this period of transition, please contact Jason Bergevin, Board president, at

Thank you as always for your ongoing support of ARCADE.

—ARCADE Board of Trustees