The 2014 Architecture and the City festival theme, Home: My San Francisco, will examine the shifting nature of home, the different elements that contribute to its definition, and its relation to the urban fabric. Over 40 festival programs will celebrate the cultural richness and diversity of our local architectural and design community as well as provide a platform for conversation about our changing landscape and its implications for a city in a time of rapidly intensifying housing needs. Learn more about festival programs below and on www.archandcity.org
Festival Programs Preview
Opening Night Party
August 29, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
$15 General Admission | 21+ Only | Register
Blu Dot, 560 Valencia Street, San Francisco
A benefit for the Center for Architecture + Design
Join AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design for our Opening Night Party, as we kick off the festival with a salute to the many individuals, organizations, cultural institutions and nonprofits that help make the month of celebration, exploration and inspiration possible. This year, Blu Dot, designed byThe Office of Charles F. Bloszies and recipient of 2014 AIA San Francisco Design Award in Architecture, will host the festive evening at its furniture showroom on Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District.
San Francisco Living Home Tours
September 20 + 21, 2014
San Francisco Living is the first tour series of its kind to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences – all from the architect's point of view. Participants get an inside look at some of the city's latest residential work, meet design teams, explore housing trends and discover design solutions that inspire San Francisco livinng.
Projects are showcased via an open house format. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area’s latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living.
Behind the Scenes Tours
Highlighting the collaborative nature of design in the city, behind the scenes tours explore the ways architecture intersects with the creative forces behind some of San Francisco’s latest noteworthy projects.
Rediscover San Francisco’s unique neighborhoods with walking tours that explore the mix of layered history and contemporary design in our city.
Sept. 9 North Beach with Anne Fougeron and Mark English
Sept. 16 Dogpatch with E.B. Min
Sept. 23 Local Mission: Eatery, Corner + Market
Sept. 25 Imagining + Reimagining Market Street
Sept. 30 Nolli Plan SF Walking Tour: Exploring the Semi-Public Realm
The popular festival film series is held each Wednesday at the San Francisco Public Library. The 2014 Film Series Curator is Catherine Nueva España.
Lectures convene leading minds on issues in architecture, design and urban planning. From design trends to addressing spatial challenges in the Bay Area, experts share their ideas, creativity and visions for our local built environment.
Sept. 3 Building a New Neighborhood: The Market-Octavia Area Plan
Sept. 11 Modernism and the Bay Area
Sept. 11 Dreaming Domesticity through Julius Shulman
Sept. 23 The Designer and the Chef 2.0
Sept. 25 Historic Sprawl: A History of California Suburbia
6/7 - 9/18 The Valley / El Valle: Photo-Essays from California's Heartland
9/1 - 9/22 1:1 Piero Lissoni
4/24 - 10/6 Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modern
8/22 - 10/31 Home: My San Francisco
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