Calendar

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

SPRING EXHIBITION | ON VIEW: March 25 – May 3 

San Miguel de Allende: the soul of Mexico

Cathi and Steven House feature photographs from their newest book, San Miguel de Allende: the soul of Mexico. In 1988 a seemingly orchestrated series of events led Cathi and Steven to the Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende. After several amazing visits to San Miguel, they bought a little ruin in the historic center and built a home to be a retreat, an escape from their normal lives to a place they love where they are surrounded by their own art and books, where they can work on projects not distracted by the world normally embracing them. Building their home led people to them and they have now designed more than forty homes in Mexico.  Working there has added deep, profound dimensions they never imagined — to their work and to their lives.

SPRING AUTHORS SERIES

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Reimagining Assembly Spaces for

Face-to-Face Democracies

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Fresh Brew: People, Planet, Design

FILM SCREENING + DISCUSSION

MONDAY, APRIL 22 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Neutra: Survival Through Design

DESIGN LECTURE SERIES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Design Lecture Series: Christian Flindt

The Center kicks off its 2024 Lecture Series with lighting, furniture and industrial designer Christian Flindt. Presented by the Center in collaboration with AIASF, the Design Lecture Series provides ongoing multi-disciplinary design conversations within a variety of practice areas. The talks feature internationally recognized speakers representing diverse design fields from architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, to industrial and product design, and more.

21ST ANNUAL FESTIVAL | SEPTEMBER 6 – 27, 2024

Architecture + the City Festival

Since 2003, we have worked to enrich these core events and 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 these 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 the San Francisco Bay Area.

Architecture + the City Festival Group of People

SAVE THE DATE | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

Community Alliance Awards

Since 2015, the Center for Architecture + Design and AIA San Francisco’s Community Alliance Awards has honored 100+ individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership, and dedication has shaped the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.

In addition to the annual awards program, our ongoing Community Spotlight and Community Builders Series recognizes the contributions of an array of extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the community and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate, and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact on the experiences of our daily lives.

Community Alliance Awards Center for Architecture + Design AIA San Francisco