About the Festival

Presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with AIA San Francisco, the 18th annual Architecture + the City Festival continues to offer behind-the-scenes programs, tours, lectures, film presentations, and more that provide an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.

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. 

September 10-30, 2021

Community Engagement

As we enter the 18th year, perhaps what is most exciting to us is the number of other cities that have been inspired to launch festivals of their own over more than a decade, including Sacramento, New York, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. Generating public dialogue about architecture has always been at the heart of this festival and we are honored to see similar initiatives engaging communities across the country.

2020 Festival Highlights

Stay Connected

Celebrate San Francisco’s rich architectural and design landscape and be part of deeper discussions with members of the public, design enthusiasts, architects, and designers.

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