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COMMUNITY

Enjoy these events happening in various design communities during Architecture + the City month!

Hemlock Alley Mural Unveiling
Hemlock Alley between Polk and Larkin streets
September 7 | 3:00 - 6:00 PM
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Join in the unveiling of six large- scale murals by a diverse, talented group of local artists, unified around the theme: San Francisco: Its History and its Diversity. This ambitious, large-scale mural project was initiated to activate the under-utilized Hemlock Alley, as part of a public/private partnership between Chevalier Partners, the Lower Polk Neighbors, the Lower Polk Community Benefit District, the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and INTERSTICE Architects. The unusually elongated building facade was split into six separated panels, allowing for each artist or artist team to contribute their unique talent and vision to this neighborhood. Featuring the Artwork of: Dray, Ali Futrell, Will Durkee & Marcus Lee, Marina   Perez-Wong & Elaine Chu (Twin Walls), Mel Waters, Yukako Ezoe & Naoki Onodera (Bahama Kangaroo). [DETAILS

Lundberg Design: A Pavilion for People
Museum of Craft and Design | 2569 Third Street
September 7 | 6:30 - 8:00 PM
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According to Lundberg Design, “San Francisco is a unique place, full of sights and experiences that singularly belong to its identity. Importantly, several of those signature elements are symbols of transportation – the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, the Ferry Building, and of course the Cable Car. These icons define the unique physical character that is so much of San Francisco’s magic.” So, when in 2007 SFMTA decided to update the MUNI stops, architect Olle Lundberg “viewed the design of the next generation of bus shelters as an opportunity to create an object that celebrates function, is visually arresting, and specific to San Francisco.” Today, with over 1,400 wavy, solar paneled roofs popping up to replace the old stops, the shelter design has certainly joined the ranks of iconic modes of SF transport. The Museum of Craft and Design welcomes Olle Lundberg for a talk that explores the features, symbology, and ethos behind this true pavilion of the populous. [DETAILS]

PARK(ing) Day

September 16 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The AIASF mentorship committee invites artists, designers, construction industry members, students and activists to participate in ParkingDay installations this year. Participants are encouraged to form groups and set up installations on any metered parking spot in San Francisco between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Participants can register their group to be considered for the best installation award based on design, concept and overall experience. [DETAILS]

Revealing the Visible:
Stories Behind San Francisco’s Modern Edge

POPO, 555 Mission Street

September 19 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM

The East Cut Community Benefit District is proud to host a special behind-the-scenes walking tour of a few of The East Cut District’s most iconic residential and commercial projects with Jeffrey Heller, neighborhood resident, FAIA President, and Founder of San Francisco’s Heller Manus Architects. The East Cut CBD represents the Rincon Hill, Folsom Street and Transbay areas. This unique part of San Francisco has experienced significant change and growth in the past few decades, including the removal of the Embarcadero Freeway and the densest concentration of new home construction in the Bay Area.  Happy hour reception will follow at Local Restaurant. Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. [DETAILS]

Hallidie: The Man, the Building, & the Restoration
With Taryn Edwards, Rick Evans, and Bruce Albert

Mechanics' Institute, 57 Post Street

September 28 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Join MI historian and librarian Taryn Edwards, architectural tour guide Rick Evans, and Hallidie building restoration Project Manager Bruce Albert, Principal, The Albert Group, LCC in a discussion about Hallidie, his namesake building, and its extraordinary renovation. Moderated by Ralph Lewin, Mechanics’ Institute Executive Director. [DETAILS]

Designing Material Innovation
California College of the Arts, 1111 8th Street

Exhibition: September 28 - December 22

Exhibition Opening Reception: September 28 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Symposium: October 26 -27

Designing Material Innovation exhibits five full-scale architectural prototypes and pavilions that exemplify new approaches to material, fabrication, and design. Created through collaborations between architects and industry partners, these works combine technological innovation in materials research and fabrication with aesthetic and ethical approaches to form and appearance. [DETAILS]

BAR ARCHITECTS
MCKNELLY MEGALITH (MATTER DESIGN / MIT)
HEMLOCK ALLEY