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Thursday, September 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Future of Landscape Architecture + Disc Golf Course Design

AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

AIA Member: $15 | General: $25


Be part of this unique discussion that will explore the growing sport of disc golf. The presentation aims to start a conversation about the need for higher collaboration among architects, landscape architects and various technical teams that will help create a more viable future for the sport. Disc golf has the potential to open a wealth of project opportunities for creating well-designed courses across the country and for those courses to become a powerful magnet that attracts thousands of disc golfers from around the world.


John Heaton, Founder, Whirld Sports

Sean Jack, VP, Strategic Partnerships, Disc Golf Pro Tour

Chuck Kennedy, Course Design Chair, Professional Disc Golf Association

Katrina Majewski, PLA, ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architects



Tuesday, September 18, 6:00 PM

Thinking in Context: An Evening with Gabriela Carrillo

The Nave at California College of the Arts

1111 Eighth Street

Free Admission (no registration required)


Join Latinos in Architecture (LiA), for an evening with Mexican Architect Gabriela Carrillo for a talk about memory, political conscience, and social conditions as space provocateurs. Carrillo graduated with honors from the Faculty of Architecture at UNAM where she has been an academic since 2003. Since 2001 she has collaborated with Mauricio Rocha and in 2011 they created Taller | Rocha + Carrillo |. Their projects include the School of Plastic Arts and San Pablo Academic and Cultural Center in Oaxaca, recently the Criminal Courts for oral trials in Pátzcuaro Michoacán, and Cuatro Caminos Photo Museum in Mexico City. In 2016 Carrillo worked for the exhibition "The Great Animal Orchestra" at the Cartier Foundation in Paris and the Pavilion for Hermès at the furniture fair in Milan. Last year she was honored by Architectural Review and Architects Journal as "Architect of the Year 2017." [ALSO SEE RELATED PROGRAM: "PERSPECTIVAS EXHIBITION" FOR DETAILS]


Tuesday, September 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Resilient Practice

Feldman Architecture, 1648 Pacific Ave, Suite B

AIA Member: $15 | General: $25



Sydnie Kohara, Emmy Award-winning Broadcast Journalist and Former News Anchor 


Christina Cho Yoo, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Co-founder, Atelier Cho Thompson

Joan Price, MCR, Director of Global Client Relationships, Gensler

Lisa Szmurlo, LEED AP, Project Manager, BCCI

“The Resilient Practice” picks up where the 2014 AIASF event The Divergent Practice” leaves off.  Where “The Divergent Practice” focused on unconventional yet equally valid and validating career paths for women with either architecture education, or experience or both, “The Resilient Practice” is outwardly-focused. Hear from women in architecture practice — whether in firm leadership, in cross-over practice, or in multi-discipline practice on — about why the future of the profession is symbiotic to the future of cities. By sharing their career strategies the panelists also hope to provide blueprints for successful professional paths. By sharing on current practice based on their unique perspective and shared experiences and by envisioning their ideal future scenarios, the panelists will touch on sustainability, equity, diversity, access and inclusiveness as ideals for not just future cities, but also future practice.


Thursday, September 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Architects’ Forum

Cambria Gallery, 1045 Bryant Street

AIA Member: $15 | General: $25

Free: Home Tours ticket holders

Join us for this lively presentation and meet this year's architects whose projects will be showcased in this year’s San Francisco Living: Home Tours.


Moderated by Zahid Sardar, editor-in-chief, SPACES magazine 


  • Karen Curtiss, Principal, Red Dot Studio

  • Eric Dumican, Partner, Dumican Mosey Architects

  • John Maniscalco, Owner, John Maniscalco Architecture

  • Casper Mork Ulnes, Founder, Mork Ulnes Architecture

  • Rudabeh Pakravan, Principal, Sidell Pakravan Architects


Friday, September 21, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Rising Towers: In Conversation with Stefano Giussani

DZINE, 128 Utah Street

NOTE: Due to unforeseen schedule changes, Piero Lissoni will no longer be attending the event. Presenting in his place will be CEO of Lissoni, Inc., Stefano Giussani.

Free admission (registration required); Limited seating with standing room available. Talk begins promptly at 6:15 PM followed by a reception from 7: 15 - 9:00 PM 

Join Italian architect and designer, Stefano Giussani, CEO of Lissoni, Inc., for a panel discussion on the movement towards high-end residentials towers and their impact on San Francisco and cities around the world. Giussani has served as the CEO of Lissoni Inc. since its inception in 2015, when he and his family moved to New York City to oversee the expanding business in the U.S. As CEO of Lissoni Inc., Giussani is responsible for new business development, project oversight, and implementation for commissions throughout the Americas. An architect and interior designer by trade, Giussani joined forces with Piero Lissoni in 2004. During the course of his tenure, Giussani has been an integral part of architectural concepting and interior design teams on renowned projects spearheaded by the Lissoni group including: The Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem, Israel; Studio M Hotel in Singapore; Cassina’s flagship store in New York City; the Taj Mahal Palace Suites in Mumbai, India; the Grand Suite at The Pierre Hotel in New York City; and the Oberoi Al Zorah Resort in the Emirate of Ajman. In 2013, Giussani became a partner in the practice leading the firm’s interior design department for international projects.


Giussani and additional guest panelists will share their perspective on the architectural impact of towers not only on city skylines, but on culture, community and the future of how we live. Giussani has been an integral part of architectural concepting and interior design teams for renowned projects around the world. The evening event will be hosted at DZINE in San Francisco. Reception to follow.

Additional presenters:

Stanley Saitowitz, Principal, Natoma Architects 

Mark Schwettmann, AIA, Director, SOM

Vivian Lee, Principal, Edmonds + Lee Architects

Andy Ardila, Managing Director,The Agency Development Group


Sketchy Tuesday | 12:00 – 1:00 PM

September 4:  555 Mission Street POPOS - EVENT ENDED

September 11: 300 Post Street - EVENT ENDED
September 18: 222 Second Street (1st floor, LinkedIn building)EVENT ENDED
September 25: Rooftop garden of the Transbay Transit Center (UPDATED) Salesforce Park, above the Transbay Transit Center. Meet near the amphitheater on the west end of the park. EVENT ENDED

Free admission (registration encouraged)


Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. Gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts every Tuesday at noon to sketch the city and chat with a great community. Grab your own lunch, sketchbook and drawing utensil of choice and meet at an off-the-beaten-path location around San Francisco.

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


Friday, September 21 | 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 Program 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. 



This year, ALEXANDMUSHI, an artist collaborative, will invite participants of PARK(ing) Day to step into their ‘Portable Studio’ project, an 8X8 white box that people step into two at a time to playfully explore how we communicate and connect. There are only two rules: No Talking & No Touching.