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Saturday, September 21
4:00 – 10:00 PM

Future Sounds of Dance Music
598 Stevenson @ 7th Street
Free + open to the public

UNDISCOVERED SF is a non-profit venture designed to jump-start economic activity and public awareness of SOMA Pilipinas. This year, AIASF and Center for Architecture + Design partner with them in this wildly popular night market that has become a mainstay of San Francisco. Featuring Primo Orpilla, co-founder + principal, Studio O+A who will host his Food for Thought Truck and present designs for Republika.

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Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 8:00 PM 

Permanent Impermanent: The Past, Present and Future of Interim Use in San Francisco 

PROXY, space located at Hayes + Octavia

Free + open to the public 

When envelope A+D created PROXY in 2011, its temporary, experimental approach to urbanism was almost unprecedented in its form, methodology, and scope. Eight years later, interim use is increasingly accepted as part of a next-generation toolkit for urban planning and development. City agencies, major developers, private clients, and local communities alike have embraced this strategy for activating temporarily vacant, disused, or in-transition spaces that range from small lots to huge urban sites. 

This movement has opened new opportunities for architecture and design practices. Yet, in contrast to the familiar process of making buildings, the process of creating place through interim use has no defined rulebook, nor any consensus about what are its fundamental goals. Creating opportunities for meaningful community engagement? Building property values? Iterative design and prototyping? A new public relations channel? Interim use in the Bay Area has served each of these ends. With the first wave of Bay Area interim use projects reaching (or beyond) the end of their lifespans, this panel discussion invites participants to reflect on the evolution of this work in our region. ​



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Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 8:00 PM 

Imaginary City Art Bazaar

Herman Miller Showroom 

23 Geary Street Suite 900   

Free + open to the public; RSVP requested at 

Join us at the Herman Miller Showroom for a one-of-a-kind marketplace event benefiting Creativity Explored, San Francisco's inspiring art center for adults with developmental disabilities. Since 2017, this annual partnership event pairs design classics with the bold contemporary work of CE artists, celebrating the nexus of design and visual arts in San Francisco. This year we reimagine our shifting urban environment together, uniting our vision for an inclusive and creative home. The free event will include art-making with CE artists, live music, cocktails and a chance for the public to purchase designer items adorned with CE artwork, plus a ton of affordable original art! 

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Sketchy Tuesday with Arterra Landscape Architects 

12:00 – 1:00 PM 

All sketch sessions are free + open to the public; RSVP requested at 

September 3: Levi Plaza, 1270 Battery Street EVENT ENDED

September 10: Yerba Buena Gardens (MLK Memorial Waterfall), 750 Howard Street  EVENT ENDED

September 17: South Park, 64 South Park Avenue EVENT ENDED

September 24: Contemporary Jewish Museum @Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street 

Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. Gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers, and enthusiasts at noon on every Tuesday in September to sketch the city and chat with a great community. Grab your lunch, sketchbook, and drawing utensils, and meet at one of San Francisco’s beautiful outdoor public spaces. All sketch session are free and open to the public; please RSVP at 

Share your sketches with the group on and Instagram by using the hashtag #SketchyTuesday.

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Friday, September 20 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

PARK(ing) Day

Front of Hallidie Building, 130 Sutter Street

Free + open to the public

Started in 2005 by the San Francisco art and design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement for revisioning urban public space. The AIASF Mentorship Committee supports the project’s mission to reclaim a small portion of the city for the public realm and improve the quality of urban human habitat while fostering AEC professional development.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM: This year, PARK(ing) Day will be joined by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a beautiful string quartet performance. 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Whether it's your phone or yourself, the AIASF and Center for Architecture + Design is a great place to recharge. Come upstairs to the 6th floor, bring your lunch and watch this pop-up lunchtime loop featuring, "How to Bend Concrete in 108 Steps" (24 min). This award-winning short film produced by Mahesh Madhav, follows a designer in his efforts to bend industrial concrete into beautiful furniture. Underneath the documenting of the physical process of manifesting the sculpture, the film also documents the ethos and mental process of ideation, discovery, and presentation -- capturing what all content creators struggle with on every project. There will be two, 24-minute screenings of this film.

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