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Welcome to the eleventh annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. Whether you are looking to engage with the local design community or simply want to experience more of the city in which you live, Architecture and the City is an unparalleled opportunity to learn more about San Francisco’s architectural past, present and future.

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.

Presented by AIA San Francisco and Center for Architecture + Design.




Explore festival events below

Opening Night Party

Celebrate the opening of the 2014 Architecture and the City festival.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Explore how architecture intersects with the creative forces behind some of our city’s latest noteworthy projects.


The Valley / El Valle
1:1 Piero Lissoni
Designing Home
Home: My San Francisco


Family-friendly programs encouraging kids of all ages to explore architecture and design.


The popular festival film series is held each Wednesday at the San Francisco Public Library.

Home Tours

The 2014 San Francisco Living: Home Tours will showcase 10 distinctive residences open to participants over two days.


Lectures convene leading minds on issues in architecture, design and urban planning.

Special Events

Engage with the architecture and design community through these special events taking place all around San Francisco.

Walking Tours

Rediscover our city’s unique neighborhoods with tours that explore a mix of layered history and contemporary design.