|Hallidie Building / Willis Polk / © Keith Baker
Serving the Bay Area for nearly 150 years, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, represents more than 2,200 architect and 4,000 allied trade community members in San Francisco and Marin County. Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building, which is on both the California and National Register of Historic Places, AIA San Francisco (AIASF) is the Bay Area’s leading destination for architecture and design.
Each month, AIASF offers professional development and networking opportunities as well as public forums, tours, lectures, and gallery exhibitions that provide architects and design enthusiasts with many opportunities to explore the local built environment. Our annual Architecture and the City festival celebrates the richness and diversity of our local design community with programs throughout the city every September. In addition, our San Francisco Living: Home Tours series offers participants an inside look at cutting-edge residential architecture.
One of the largest of nearly 300 AIA chapters, AIASF is a resource for architect and allied community members, as well as the general public. AIASF strives to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area by promoting architecture and design. We further this goal through community involvement, education, advocacy, public outreach, member services, and professional excellence.