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About the Festival

Presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with AIA San Francisco, the 20th Annual Architecture + the City Festival (September 8-30, 2023) 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 8-30, 2023

Festival Countdown

Festival Sponsorship

Become a sponsor and support programs that celebrate San Francisco’s rich architectural and design landscape. Be part of deeper discussions with members of the public, design enthusiasts, architects, and designers.

Community Engagement

As we enter the 20th 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.

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