Join AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design for a special night at Blu Dot in the Mission District as we celebrate the opening of our Architecture and the City festival and the community of individuals and organizations that make the month of learning and exploration possible.
All proceeds benefit the Center for Architecture + Design.
Sponsored by Blu Dot.
When the Architecture and the City festival began in 2003, it included many of the elements most beloved by today’s audiences: free films at the SF Public Library, architectural tours, exhibitions, lectures, and, of course, San Francisco Living: Home Tours. Over the years, we have worked to enrich these core events as well as add family programs, food tours and civic events like PARK(ing) Day and Sunday Streets.
We have collaborated with countless design and community partners, firms and organizations to further creative ideas and advance the conversation surrounding our local built environment, to celebrate accomplishments and together work towards building a more sustainable future. Through competitions, charrettes, exhibitions, and program partnerships we have worked to bring together leading minds from around the world to share and exchange ideas as well as promote the innovation and forward thinking that defines San Francisco.
In our eleven years, perhaps what is most exciting to us is the number of other cities who have been inspired to launch festivals of their own in the last decade, including Sacramento, New York, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. Generating public dialogue about architecture has always been at the heart of this festival and we are honored to see similar initiatives engaging communities across the country.
Past festival themes include Unbuilt San Francisco (2013), Design: It’s About Time (2012), Architecture of Consequence (2011), Investigating Urban Metabolisms (2010), Everyday, Design (2009), Design for Community (2008). Click on History to learn more about past festivals.