SEPTEMBER 1 - 30, 2017
PSST! The schedule for the month has been revealed! Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, the 14th annual Architecture + the City festival is one of the nation's largest and longest running architectural and design festivals. The month-long celebration features behind the scenes, walking and home tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more that address varying aspects of the design, planning and building process.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program celebrates the best in architecture, design, and sustainability in the Bay Area. The introduction of Community Alliance Awards expands the program to honor the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.
In recognition of their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area through their commitment to design excellence, AIASF strives to acknowledge these extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the Chapter, to the community, and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate, and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact on the experiences of our daily lives.
2017 Architecture + the City Festival Artwork
by Jennifer Clifford
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design commissioned celebrated local artist Jennifer Clifford to create artwork embodying the festival's theme and spirit of imagination and discovery across the design industries. Limited to 50 copies, the artist-signed, hand-numbered, special edition print is available for purchase for $75.
The general concept behind the image created for the 14th Architecture + the City festival poster, is an attempt to reveal the many hidden layers of San Francisco. The upward movement of the image created follows a path, "the secret stairs", which serves as the gateway to connect the hidden details of San Francisco (found in the festival program), to the present urban community, to empower a more conscious and sustainable future.
2017 Limited Edition Tote
Artist Jennifer Clifford's beautiful print commemorating the 14th annual Architecture + the City festival’s Secret City theme is also available as a limited edition tote bag for $40; the perfect place for you to store your own secrets!