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.

Building a New Neighborhood: Designing within the Market-Octavia Area Plan (2 LUs)

September 4, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission
StoreFront Lab, 337 Shotwell St., San Francisco



Anne Fougeron, FAIA (Fougeron Architects), Owen Kennerly, AIA (Kennerly Architecture and Planning), Stanley Saitowitz (Natoma Architects, Inc.) and Daniel Simons, AIA (David Baker Architects) discuss the opportunities and challenges of designing an emerging neighborhood for San Francisco. The Market-Octavia Neighborhood Plan addresses a swath of parcels in the center of the city freed by the removal of the former Central Freeway. Image © Bruce Damonte.

Coast Modern Film Screening + Talk (2 LUs)

September 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Free, registration required.
Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore Street, San Francisco



Zinc Details hosts a screening of the documentary Coast Modern by directors Mike Bernard and Gavin Froome with introduction by design editor Zahid Sarder. The film showcases the pioneers of West Coast modern architecture and the homes that have become their legacies. Q&A to follow after the film. Image © Zinc Details.

Tiny House Panel (1.5 LUs)

September 11, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
$30 AIA Member | $45 General Admission
AIASF, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco



Moderated by Sunset ® magazine’s Home Editor Joanna Lindberg, designers and residents share their stories and perspectives about the opportunities and challenges of living simply in smaller spaces.

Modernism and the Bay Area (2 LUs)

September 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission
Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th Street, San Francisco



Leo Marmol, FAIA, principal at the design-build firm Marmol Radziner, explores what makes a home modern and how modern living applies to the climate and culture of the San Francisco Bay Area. Image © Joe Fletcher.

Dreaming Domesticity through Julius Shulman (1.5 LUs)

September 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Visit www.thecjm.org for admission details.
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco



The photographs of homes, by legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman, became the symbols of an idealized life filled with comfort and possibilities. Architect and scholar Pierluigi Serraino reveals how Shulman manufactured the visual mythology of West Coast modern architecture. Image © Pierluigi Serraino.

Home Matters® The Future of Affordable Housing (1.5 LUs)

September 12, 12:00 – 1:30 pm
$30 AIA Member | $45 General Admission
AIASF, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco



How do we create affordable housing beyond just shelter? During this panel, the affordable housing conversation will shift beyond shelter to enhancing and meeting emotional needs to improve quality of life, mental health and personal success. Designers, scientists, housing and social opportunity non-profit organiations discuss. Lunch will be provided.

1:1 Piero Lissoni Exhibit+Lecture (1.5 LUs)

September 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission
fuseproject, 1401 16th Street, San Francisco



Public reception to follow, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
DZINE Showroom, 128 Utah St., San Francisco
Free, registration encouraged.

Exhibition on view September 1 to 22, 2014

DZINE is honored to host the exhibition 1:1 Piero Lissoni of the internationally renowned architect and designer. The multi-media exhibition explores the designer’s architecture, furniture, products and graphic design through models, sketches and video. On this evening, Piero Lissoni, co-founder of Lissoni Associati, as well as the creative director of Boffi, Living Divani, Glas Italia and Porro, will give a lecture on the exhibition and give insight to all of his recent work. Image © G. Gastel.

All proceeds benefit the Center for Architecture + Design.

Mapping the Home: The Roles of Subjective and Objective in the Design Process (2 LUs)

September 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Free for students with valid ID, $10 General Admission
Tides Theatre, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco



This panel curated by Síol Design will explore the latest developments in neuroscience, ecology, environmental psychology, physiology and technology revealing our capacity for a more complex relationship with the built environment. This expert panel from divergent fields will explore and provide insight to these critical issues.