Programs

The Center for Architecture + Design hosts annual programs spanning a range of topics in the architecture and multi-disciplinary design space. Programs include lectures, tours, youth programs, and more that provide diverse opportunities for people of all ages to discover the power of design to improve the quality of life.

Center for Architecture  + Design San Francisco Bay Area Fresh Brew

Fresh Brew

Fresh Brew is a series of online morning conversations covering a variety of topics in architecture and multi-disciplinary design. Fresh Brew aims to provide the public and industry professionals with engaging dialogue and a space for inspiration.

Dates + Details

When | Year-round
Best time to sponsor | Various 
Call for Submissions | Various

Architecture + the City Festival

Since 2003, the annual Architecture and the City Festival has celebrated the Bay Area’s unique built environment and design community. The month-long event takes place every September and features a wide variety of programs including behind-the-scenes walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures, and more.

 

Dates + Details

When | Month of September
Best time to sponsor | May-July
Call for Submissions | January- March

Architecture + the City Festival Group of People
Design Lecture Series

Design Lecture Series

The Design Lecture Series provides ongoing design conversations within a variety of practice areas. The talks feature internationally renowned architects, multi-disciplinary designers, and theorists representing diverse design fields from architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, to industrial and product design, and more.

This series of lectures is inspired by the annual AIASF | SFMOMA Architecture Lecture Series which has provided a forum for the exchange of new ideas about architecture and design for over four decades.

Dates + Details

When | Fall
Best time to sponsor | Summer
Call for Submissions | Various

Walking Tours

Led by a corps of local architects, native San Franciscans, and veteran tour docents, the Center’s walking tours offer attendees a variety of perspectives that provide a deeper appreciation of the City’s historic narratives, as well as an opportunity to engage in dialogue about the Bay Area’s most distinctive neighborhoods, architecture, and urban spaces.

Dates + Details

When | Year-round
Best time to sponsor | Various
Call for Submissions | Various

San Francisco City Walking Tours Center for Architecture + Design
Students at Center for Architecture + Design Career Day

Youth Programs

Extending AIA San Francisco’s legacy of investing in emerging designers, the Center’s K-12 programs will launch family-friendly tours, after-school and summer programs, enrichment programs, and more in 2022.

With your support, the Center can expand to offer youth programs that nurture design thinking, collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

Community Alliance Awards

Since 2015, the Community Alliance Awards has honored 100+ individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership, and dedication have shaped the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.

Dates + Details

When | Fall (TBD)
Best time to sponsor | Fall
Call for Submissions | Summer (TBD)

Community Alliance Awards Center for Architecture + Design AIA San Francisco
Exhibition Gallery Center for Architecture + Design San Francisco Whitney Young, Jr

Exhibitions

Gallery Exhibitions showcase unique local and international perspectives where architecture meets at the intersection of art. These exhibitions are complemented by programs that provide a space for engaging conversations with thought-leaders, innovators, and multi-disciplinary designers.

Dates + Details

When | Year-round
Best time to sponsor | Various
Call for Submissions | Various