SEPTEMBER 1 - 30, 2017

PSST! The schedule for the month has been revealed! Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, the 14th annual Architecture + the City festival is one of the nation's largest and longest running architectural and design festivals. The month-long celebration features behind the scenes, walking and home tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design, planning and building process.

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AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program celebrates the best in architecture, design, and sustainability in the Bay Area. The introduction of Community Alliance Awards expands the program to honor the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.

In recognition of their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area through their commitment to design excellence, AIASF strives to acknowledge these extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the Chapter, to the community, and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate, and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact on the experiences of our daily lives.

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2017 Architecture + the City Festival Artwork
by Jennifer Clifford

AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design commissioned celebrated local artist Jennifer Clifford to create artwork embodying the festival's theme and spirit of imagination and discovery across the design industries. Limited to 50 copies, the artist-signed, hand-numbered, special edition print is available for purchase for $75.

The general concept behind the image created for the 14th Architecture + the City festival poster, is an attempt to reveal the many hidden layers of San Francisco. The upward movement of the image created follows a path, "the secret stairs", which serves as the gateway to connect the hidden details of San Francisco (found in the festival program), to the present urban community, to empower a more conscious and sustainable future.

2017 Limited Edition Tote
Artist Jennifer Clifford's beautiful print commemorating the 14th annual Architecture + the City festival’s Secret City theme is also available as a limited edition tote bag for $40; the perfect place for you to store your own secrets!

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Upcoming Festival Events

Film Party

Wed., September 27, 6 - 8 PM
Dropbox, 333 Brannan Street

Festival Film Series Closing Party: “The Happy Film”

Join us for a fun-filled screening of "The Happy Film" and close out this year's Festival film series!

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Secret Sketchers

Thurs., September 28, 6 – 8 PM
Cambria, 1045 Bryant Street

Architects' Forum: Private Lives of Private Spaces

The cultural role of the private home alternates between the rivalry of shelter and stage. So how is privacy conceived in an era of ubiquitous virtual over-sharing? Join Home Tours Architects and Clients at an evening discussion of five contemporary responses.

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Closing Party

Fri., September 29, 6 – 9 PM

Festival Closing Night Party

Join AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design to close out the14th Annual Architecture and the City Festival. Hobnob with industry peers and design aficionados!

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Home Tours

Sat., September 30, 10 AM – 4 PM
HQ: Cambria, 1045 Bryant Street

San Francisco Living: Home Tours

An open house event, featuring five outstanding modern homes. This popular program showcases a variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences – Including single-family homes and contemporary renovations.

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Latest News

February 18

2015 ARE Pact Registration

Registration for the 2015 ARE Pact is now open. The first meeting of the program will take place on Wednesday...


February 18

Design Advocacy

Hosted by Autodesk Foundation in collaboration with AIASF, AIGASF and Metropolis, join us for conversation... exploring issues of design advocacy and ethics celebrating Szenasy, Design Advocate.


February 18

2015 ARE Pact Registration

Registration for the 2015 ARE Pact is now open. The first meeting of the program will take place on Wednesday February 18, 5:30 pm at AIASF.


February 25

Community Resilience

Join author of In Planning for Community Resilience as she describes an inclusive process for creating disaster-resilient communities.


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