LECTURES

Be a part of the conversation with innovative and playmakers of our built environment!

 
GOOD Design SF: Resilient City

September 29, 6:00-8:00 PM

AIASF+Center for Architecture + Design

130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco $15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission

Good design can solve everyday problems. Join the brightest minds from the San Francisco design community as they present solutions to some of the city’s most pressing issues, selected by the urban leaders who can help launch them into action. Chronicle Books and Little Free Library will also be announcing their design competition!

Presented by Center for Architecture + Design

 
Façadism:
Preservation or Pastiche?

September 20, 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM

AIA San Francisco

130 Sutter St, Suite 600, San Francisco

$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission

 

San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic John King takes a look at the sometimes clever, often compromised architectural sleight-of-hand known as façadism – where the skin of an old building is kept intact but hollowed out, replaced by something new and often much taller inside. 

In partnership with:

Gehl presents
Designing for the Commons

September 21, 6:00-8:00 PM

AIA San Francisco

130 Sutter St, Suite 600, San Francisco

$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission

 

Gehl’s approach to urban design is rooted in an appreciation and understanding of the human scale. The approach is iterative and holistic, and begins with understanding life before designing public space. They do not focus on the form of design, but rather on the outcomes in terms of human activity, positive social dynamics, comfort, behavior, and affection for public space. While doing this work, they build capacity and empower individuals, communities, institutions and organizations through teaching, and knowledge-sharing activities. Speaker: A. Ghigo DiTommaso,

Project Manager, Gehl Architects.

Presented by AIASF's Latinos in Architecture Committee (LiA SF)

Sponsored by Gehl

 
 
 
From City Project to
Vibrant Neighborhood

September 22, 6:00-8:00 PM

AIA San Francisco

130 Sutter St., Ste 600, San Francisco

$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission

 

The city we live in is changing and involves many perspectives of key players to create the urban living spaces we call home. Be a part of this discussion exploring how city projects become vibrant neighborhoods led by the architects, designers, and city agencies who shape neighborhoods for current and future residents.

The evening will feature a Panel discussion including a wide variety of housing creators, thinkers and advocates. Included are Gwendolyn Wright (architectural historian), David Winslow (architect and SF City Planner), David Baker (architect), Anne Fougeron (architect), Craig Hamburg (developer and HVNA officer), David Ludwig (architect and Tiny Home advocate) and Sonja Trauss (Yimby).

Presented by:
Housing Committee of AIASF

Sea Level Rise and Resilience at All Scales

September 27, 6:00-8:00 PM

Perkins+Will

2 Bryant St #300, San Francisco

$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission

 

5:00 PM Check in + Registration

6:00 PM Panel Begins
 

Perkins + Will along with Lindy Lowe of BCDC, and Maggie Wenger of the San Francisco City Planning, and Kristen Hall of Perkins + Will Architects  will engage San Francisco’s challenges of sea level rise and its opportunities for a resilient future. We will look at the issue from various scales--architecture, landscapes, urban design, and city planning. Through discussion we will address the potential social, economic, and environmental changes presented by sea-level rise, and how we as designers can learn from our past and play an active role in the solution. 

Click here to register for the companion Walking Tour of Mission Bay on September 6 from 3-5:00 PM.

 
Dogpatch: Art & the Economics of Urban Culture Panel

September 8, 6:00-8:00 PM

Minnesota Street Project

1275 Minnesota St., San Francisco

$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission

 

3:00 PM Walking Tour of Dogpatch

5:00 PM Check in + Registration

6:00 PM Panel Begins

Join Mark Jensen, AIA, Jensen Architects, as he moderates a discussion with role players from the Minnesota Street Project and other organizations working in the Dogpatch neighborhood to retain and strengthen SF’s contemporary arts community while developing an internationally recognized arts destination in the long term. 

Click here to register for the companion Walking Tour of the Dogpatch from 3-5:00 PM.

Polk Alleyways District Panel:
Neighborhood Empowerment

September 13, 6:00-8:00 PM

1142 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

$15 AIA Member | $25 General Admission

 

3:00 PM Walking Tour of Polk Alleyways

5:00 PM Check in + Registration

6:00 PM Panel Begins

The Lower Polk Neighborhood (LPN) is collaborating with INTERSTICE Architects, a design team that recognizes the dramatic need to understand and re-envision these five alleys as open space opportunities, instead of underutilized “back-alleys”. Through a panel Moderated by Andrew Dunbar AIA,  including the LPN and newly formed Community Benefit District (CBD), and various civic leaders, learn about the process and opportunity to identify community engagement, guide physical changes, and leverage future funding opportunities for this thriving neighborhood.

Click here to register for the companion walking tour of Polk Street from 3-5:00 PM.

 

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