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AUTHORS SERIES

 

Thursday, September 12, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

San Francisco Architects

AIASF, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

AIA Member: $15 | General: $25

Join us as Mark English, AIA moderates a stellar line-up of architects featuring Anne Fougeron, Fougeron Architecture; Jim Westover, William Duff Architects; Karen Curtiss, Red Dot Studio; and Maura Fernandez Abernethy, Studio VARA.

 

San Francisco Architects features an extensive line-up of architects' residential and commercial projects that progressively change and define the built environment of the Bay Area. These projects are a representation of the vibrant architectural trends of the area, mixing tradition and contemporary design but also for the multicultural heritage of the Bay Area. The book is aimed at diffusing the architectural trend of the Bay Area and features the works of well-established firms and offers the opportunity for next generation architects to consolidate their presence in the Bay Area. San Francisco Architects will be available for purchase at the event as well as online and in major bookstores in over 40 countries.

Also joining will be editor Francesc Zamora Mola who studied interior architecture in Barcelona and then in San Francisco, where he honed his design skills working with innovative architecture firms. Zamora lives in Barcelona, where he writes about design and architecture and is the author of numerous architecture books, including 150 Best New Eco Home Ideas and 150 Best of the Best Loft Ideas.

Monday, September 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM 
Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America 
Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street 
AIA Member: $15 | General: $25

Mechanics Institute Member: Free w/ promo code

Randy Shaw's new book Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America is a call to action on one of the most talked-about issues of our time: how skyrocketing rents and home values are pricing the working and middle classes out of urban America. Shaw tells the powerful stories of tenants, politicians, homeowner groups, developers, and activists in over a dozen cities impacted by the national housing crisis. From San Francisco to New York, Seattle to Denver, and Los Angeles to Austin, Generation Priced Out challenges progressive cities to reverse rising economic and racial inequality.  

 
Shaw exposes how boomer homeowners restrict millennials’ access to housing in big cities, a generational divide that increasingly dominates city politics. Shaw also demonstrates that neighborhood gentrification is not inevitable and presents proven measures for cities to preserve and expand their working- and middle-class populations and achieve more equitable and inclusive outcomes. This conversation with a local architect with cover both local and national issues. Shaw brings his expertise working in the Tenderloin, one the city's most ethnically diverse and under-served populations.  Book will be available for purchase at event.

 

Randy Shaw is Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, San Francisco’s leading provider of housing for homeless single adults. His previous books include: The Activist’s Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century; Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century; and The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime, and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco.  

Wednesday, September 25, 6:00-8:00 PM 
Ezra Stoller: A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture

AIASF, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

AIA Member: $15 | General: $25 | Full-time Student: $5

Pierluigi Serraino, San Francisco-based architect, author, and educator,  will discuss his new book on the captivating history of 20th-century Modern American architecture, as seen through the eyes of the legendary architectural photographer, Ezra Stoller. This book is one of the first to present the breadth of Stoller's largely unseen archive of images, brought to life through exquisite color and duotone black-and-white reproductions. Book will be available for purchase at event.

Pierluigi Serraino's projects and writings have been published in journals such as Architectural Record, A+U (Japan), and The Architectural Review (UK). Among his books Modernism Rediscovered (Taschen, 2000), The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Personality Study (Monacelli Press, 2016).