The Center for Architecture + Design is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that shares a home with AIA San Francisco. The Center is dedicated to creating a public-focused dialogue on architecture, design, and the built environment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Established in 2005, the Center enhances public appreciation for architecture and design through exhibitions, lectures, tours, film series, and other programs including the annual Architecture + the City Festival and San Francisco Living: Home Tours.

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The Center hosts  programs covering a variety of topics about all things architecture and design that aim to provide the general public and industry professionals with engaging dialogue and to provide a space for inspiration. Signature programs such as the annual Architecture + the City Festival, San Francisco Living: Home Tours, Fresh Brew, as well as symposia, lectures, film screenings, tours and more that provide a variety of opportunities for everyone to be part of the conversation!

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About Us

AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design collaborate to enhance the practice of and appreciation for architecture and design through continuing education, exhibitions, lectures, tours, and film screenings in the San Francisco Bay Area community.

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The Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and donations are fully tax-deductible. Your donation supports our mission to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area, in partnership with nonprofits and the built community.

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