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When the Architecture and the City festival began in 2003, it included many of the elements most beloved by today’s audiences: free films at the SF Public Library, architectural tours, exhibitions, lectures, and, of course, San Francisco Living: Home Tours. Over the years, we have worked to enrich these core events as well as add family programs, food tours and civic events like PARK(ing) Day and Sunday Streets.  


We have collaborated with countless design and community partners, firms and organizations to further creative ideas and advance the conversation surrounding our local built environment, to celebrate accomplishments and together work towards building a more sustainable future. Through competitions, charrettes, exhibitions, and program partnerships we have worked to bring together leading minds from around the world to share and exchange ideas as well as promote the innovation and forward thinking that defines San Francisco.  


In our eleven years, perhaps what is most exciting to us is the number of other cities who have been inspired to launch festivals of their own in the last decade, including Sacramento, New York, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon. Generating public dialogue about architecture has always been at the heart of this festival and we are honored to see similar initiatives engaging communities across the country.


See below to learn more about past festivals. Click on the headers to see a digital copy of the full festival program guide.

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