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Receptions

Friday, September 9 | Festival Launch Party

Thursday, September 23 | Closing Night Party

Sketchy Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 13, 20

Festival Home Tours

Saturday, September 10, 17, 24

Note: all events are in person unless otherwise indicated; to register for events click "Read More"

Conversations

Why does everyday architecture become a work of art? How did the post-World War II homes designed by notable architects of the day, and mid-century modern tract housing, all intended for the masses, become as coveted as a painting, or a sculpture?  What do one Case Study House and some 11,000 Eichlers, all located in the San Francisco Bay Area, have in common?

#ARTchitecture: Why Modern Homes Still Matter

Wednesday, September 14 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Why does everyday architecture become a work of art? How did the post-World War II homes designed by notable architects of the day, and mid-century modern tract housing, all intended for the masses, become as coveted as a painting, or a sculpture? What do one Case Study House and some 11,000 Eichlers, all located in the San Francisco Bay Area, have in common?

Join us for this webinar that explores "Survival Through Design", the 1954 book by pioneer Viennese-American architect, Richard J. Neutra, FAIA (1892-1970) and traces the interplay between Neutra’s design tactics, his readings in neuroscience and biology, and his speculations on the intermediate and ultimate consequences of his designs.

NEUTRA: Exploring "Survival Through Design"

Thursday, September 15 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Join us for this webinar that explores "Survival Through Design", the 1954 book by pioneer Viennese-American architect, Richard J. Neutra, FAIA (1892-1970) and traces the interplay between Neutra’s design tactics, his readings in neuroscience and biology, and his speculations on the intermediate and ultimate consequences of his designs.

Authors Showcase

Sarah Jaquette Ray, Ph.D., Professor and Chair in Environmental Studies Department at Humboldt State University, join us to talk about her book "A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety." (VIRTUAL)

In Conversation with Sarah Jaquette Ray

Tuesday, September 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Sarah Jaquette Ray, Ph.D., Professor and Chair in Environmental Studies Department at Humboldt State University, join us to talk about her book "A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety." (VIRTUAL)

Pragmatic and imaginative, this book is a modern manual for urban housing: getting it built and making it great. Aimed at residents and officials as well as students and design professionals, 9 Ways to Make Housing for People explains core principles and strategies that help communities achieve real quality and value in new housing.

9 Ways to Make Housing for People, by David Baker Architects

Tuesday, September 20 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Pragmatic and imaginative, this book is a modern manual for urban housing: getting it built and making it great. Aimed at residents and officials as well as students and design professionals, 9 Ways to Make Housing for People explains core principles and strategies that help communities achieve real quality and value in new housing.

Julia Morgan was a lifelong trailblazer. She was the first woman admitted to study architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first licensed to practice architecture in California. Over the first half of the 20th century, she left an indelible mark on the American West.

Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect by Victoria Kastner

Thursday, September 22 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Julia Morgan was a lifelong trailblazer. She was the first woman admitted to study architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first licensed to practice architecture in California. Over the first half of the 20th century, she left an indelible mark on the American West.

This book examines the social, political, and cultural factors that have and continue to influence the evolution of the urban waterfront as seen through production created from art and design practices. Reaching beyond the disciplines of architecture and urban design, Occupation:Boundary distills the dual roles art and culture have played in relation to the urban waterfront, as mediums that have recorded and instigated change at the threshold between the city and the sea.

Occupation: Boundary: Art, Architecture, and Culture at the Water

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This book examines the social, political, and cultural factors that have and continue to influence the evolution of the urban waterfront as seen through production created from art and design practices. Reaching beyond the disciplines of architecture and urban design, Occupation:Boundary distills the dual roles art and culture have played in relation to the urban waterfront, as mediums that have recorded and instigated change at the threshold between the city and the sea.

Tours

Limited Edition: A+C Festival '22 | Tour Pass (offer ends August 19, 2022)

Curate your experience and build out your own tour experience by selecting six (6) of your favorites for a discounted price. Select from 11 studio visits, project tours, and walking or bike tours (excludes Home Tours).

 

AIASF Members:  $100 | General:  $175 | Student:  $50

The Sister Lillian Murphy Community was designed to foster community among the building’s resident families and connect them to the surrounding neighborhood. Four distinct building wings create small, identifiable ‘micro-neighborhoods’ within the building.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR

Sister Lillian Murphy Community: Building Resilient Multi-generational Housing in Mission Bay

Monday, September 12 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Sister Lillian Murphy Community was designed to foster community among the building’s resident families and connect them to the surrounding neighborhood. Four distinct building wings create small, identifiable ‘micro-neighborhoods’ within the building.

Hop on your bicycles, scooters, or BayWheels to tour three recentmixed-use developments with David Baker Architects. Mason on Mariposa, Potrero 1010, and 855 Brannan each integrate new homes and businesses, provide public open space and promote neighborhood connectivity, and take a sensitive approach to bringing density to the SOMA and Potrero neighborhoods

BIKE TOUR

The “Livable Density” Bike Tour

Wednesday, September 14 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Hop on your bicycles, scooters, or BayWheels to tour three recentmixed-use developments with David Baker Architects. Mason on Mariposa, Potrero 1010, and 855 Brannan each integrate new homes and businesses, provide public open space and promote neighborhood connectivity, and take a sensitive approach to bringing density to the SOMA and Potrero neighborhoods

San Francisco drapes its urban grid over 48 hills. The streets undulate like rollercoasters, snaking around contours of land, rupturing to reveal concrete walls bisected by vegetated staircases.

WALKING TOUR

Steep Urbanist

Wednesday, September 14 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

San Francisco drapes its urban grid over 48 hills. The streets undulate like rollercoasters, snaking around contours of land, rupturing to reveal concrete walls bisected by vegetated staircases.

At the heart of the Pier 70 development in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood is a historic former shipbuilding warehouse, built in 1941, known simply as Building 12. This unique structure nods to its past life while responding to the community’s desire for a modern-day makers showcase, gathering space, neighborhood market hall, and spaces for today’s creative office workforce.

BUILDING TOUR

Lifting Pier 70’s Building 12 Into a More Resilient Future

Thursday, September 15 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

At the heart of the Pier 70 development in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood is a historic former shipbuilding warehouse, built in 1941, known simply as Building 12. This unique structure nods to its past life while responding to the community’s desire for a modern-day makers showcase, gathering space, neighborhood market hall, and spaces for today’s creative office workforce.

In the SoMA district of San Francisco, Tahanan Supportive Housing provides permanent studio homes for adults who have experienced homelessness in the city. This is the prototype of what is hoped to model a new financing structure for permanent supportive housing—expediting the development process, making it more efficient, and reducing cost by jumpstarting construction using philanthropic funding.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR

Tour Tahanan: A Model of Speeding Housing Production through Innovative Financing and Modular Construction

Friday, September 16 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

In the SoMA district of San Francisco, Tahanan Supportive Housing provides permanent studio homes for adults who have experienced homelessness in the city. This is the prototype of what is hoped to model a new financing structure for permanent supportive housing—expediting the development process, making it more efficient, and reducing cost by jumpstarting construction using philanthropic funding.

The pandemic caused retail vacancies to climb to new highs in SoMa with the exodus of tech workers. To combat urban blight and utilize the arts to reinvigorate  SoMa Pilipinas Cultural District’s plans to create Mission Street as its first commercial corridor, multiple City agencies teamed up with Kultivate Labs to create Balay Kreative Studios.

STUDIO TOUR

Balay Kreative Studios - The Filipinx House Of Creatives

Friday, September 16 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

The pandemic caused retail vacancies to climb to new highs in SoMa with the exodus of tech workers. To combat urban blight and utilize the arts to reinvigorate SoMa Pilipinas Cultural District’s plans to create Mission Street as its first commercial corridor, multiple City agencies teamed up with Kultivate Labs to create Balay Kreative Studios.

The San Francisco Pinterest Wayfinding project uses a light graphic application to reformat the Pinterest offices for the future of hybrid work. Based upon the existing column grid, a numerical system of bays defines the perimeter workspaces and the shared social spaces within the core.

STUDIO TOUR

Hybrid Workplace Strategy + Wayfinding: Pinterest Tour

Friday, September 16, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

The San Francisco Pinterest Wayfinding project uses a light graphic application to reformat the Pinterest offices for the future of hybrid work. Based upon the existing column grid, a numerical system of bays defines the perimeter workspaces and the shared social spaces within the core.

The recently completed project is a transformative repositioning of the former Macy's Men's Store, located steps from Union Square in San Francisco. The existing seven-story building was originally designed for a single retail tenant in the early 1970s.

BUILDING TOUR

Renovation and Retrofit of 100 Stockton Street: Transforming an Introvert into an Extrovert

Monday, September 19 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The recently completed project is a transformative repositioning of the former Macy's Men's Store, located steps from Union Square in San Francisco. The existing seven-story building was originally designed for a single retail tenant in the early 1970s.

For nearly a decade, the Nolli Walking Tour has provided Bay Area residents and visitors alike a pathway through San Francisco’s public and semi-public spaces of past and present. Inspired by Giambattista Nolli’s innovative 1748 map of Rome, the Nolli walking tour engages the public with urban environs that go beyond sidewalks and streets.

WALKING TOUR

Nolli Walking Tour

Monday, September 19 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

For nearly a decade, the Nolli Walking Tour has provided Bay Area residents and visitors alike a pathway through San Francisco’s public and semi-public spaces of past and present. Inspired by Giambattista Nolli’s innovative 1748 map of Rome, the Nolli walking tour engages the public with urban environs that go beyond sidewalks and streets.

Join design team members, community organizers and project sponsors for a panel discussion on the process that led to the creation of Casa Adelante at 2060 Folsom, a mixed-use building with 127 permanently affordable homes. Learn about the history of the site and how the community vision was honored throughout the phases of the project.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING TOUR

Layers of Listening in Affordable Housing Design

Wednesday, September 21 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join design team members, community organizers and project sponsors for a panel discussion on the process that led to the creation of Casa Adelante at 2060 Folsom, a mixed-use building with 127 permanently affordable homes. Learn about the history of the site and how the community vision was honored throughout the phases of the project.

A light fixture reimagined from a reclaimed buoy and an 800-pound operable wall that allows a cook to hide her messy kitchen from dinner guests, these are two of many custom-crafted elements created by Lundberg Design as personal gifts to their clients.

STUDIO TOUR

Elements of Deeply Personal Architecture

Thursday, September 22 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM

A light fixture reimagined from a reclaimed buoy and an 800-pound operable wall that allows a cook to hide her messy kitchen from dinner guests, these are two of many custom-crafted elements created by Lundberg Design as personal gifts to their clients.