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LiA: PERSPECTIVAS 2017 Call for Entries

When: July 31, 2017
Where: San Francisco
United States

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Latinos in Architecture (LiA), a committee of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is proud to announce PERSPECTIVAS 2017an opportunity for design professionals to showcase built and unbuilt design work to the Bay Area community at large. This exhibition aims to showcase the work and talent of architecture professionals, designers, artists, and related fields practicing in San Francisco and the Greater Bay Area. The exhibit will be part of the Architecture and the City Festival programs presented by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design. California College of the Arts is hosting the exhibition during the month of September at the CCA Nave and outdoor studio space (download the floor plan). Submissions are due by Monday, July 31.

This year, the Architecture and the City festival theme will be Secret City. PERSPECTIVAS 2017 will focus on projects that explore and reveal the many layers of historic San Francisco and how architecture and design play a key role in the ever-changing urban landscape. San Francisco is filled with many people on a daily basis—locals, residents, tourists, commuters, and homeless—each having their own perspective on San Francisco’s current state. Each group of people intimately understand certain parts of the city, while other parts of the city remain hidden or tucked away from the casual observer: the secret city. 



Deadline Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:59 PST.

Projects are selected based on their design process, quality and/or impact to the urban environment. Open to architects, landscape designers, urban planners, design professionals, artists, and students practicing in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Registration is required before material can be submitted. After completing the online registration, submission instructions will follow in your confirmation email.



  1. Work
    Submit projects or concepts, built or unbuilt, developed within the last five years.
    Submission format requirements based off of the final exhibition media described below:
    1. 1. One (1) portrait format, 24” x 42” presentation mounted on bioboard no thicker than 1/2 inch. The entrant's presentation board is to be labeled on the reverse side with the entrant’s name, address, email address and phone number. Content may include:
      • Sketches, drawings and photographs of design projects or concepts
      • Plans, sections, perspective views
      • Renderings, paintings, prints
        (Send images or scans)
      2. Models, 3d prints, mock-up models (submit image and size)
      3. Sculptures (send image and overall dimensions)
      4. Video - maximum of 5 minutes (send high resolution, digital formatQuicktime .mov preferred)
  2. Written Statement: Short description (300-400 words) of the work submitted.
  3. Professional Headshot: 300 dpi, black & white JPEG.
  4. Biography
    Short paragraph (100-150 words) with biographical information by email. Please send an editable format (i.e. Word) as additional editing may be needed to fit design of exhibitors’ board.
  5. Disclaimer rights
    Documents will be sent to the participant to use the digital file for advertisement.



The cost is per project submitted, required at online registration. (Entries to be used in support of installation and Opening Reception costs for 2017 PERSPECTIVAS and LiA outreach programs.)

  • Non-AIA Professionals $30
  • AIA Members $20
  • Students $10 (students can have their fee waived if they issue a statement of Financial Hardship)



Upon eligibility, LiA will confirm the address where you will be mailing your work(s). VIDEO submissions should be sent via Google Drive, WeTransfer, FTP or website links. LiA is not responsible nor liable for any entries that arrive late or damaged due to shipping.

Registration / Call for Entries: Now until Saturday, July 31
Notification to Candidates of Selection: early August
Exhibition setup: September 16–18
September 19: Opening Party and Perspectivas 2017 Exhibition opens
October 1: Exhibition ends and Exhibition dismantle period


QUESTIONS regarding Call for Entries or requirements can be emailed to


Diana Montoya, Assoc. AIA, Perspectivas 2017 Exhibition Liaison / 2017 Co-Chair
Homer Perez, AIA, 2017 Chair
Julissa Sagrero, Assoc. AIA, Social / Communications Liaison
Irving Gonzales, AIA, 2016 AIASF Board President, 2017 AIASF Liaison
Daniel Perez, AIA, 2017 AIASF Board Member, 2017 AIASF Liaison
Sandra Vivanco, AIA, 2017 Leadership Liaison
Wayne Barcelon, AIA, 2017 Leadership Liaison


If you have an AIASF web account, be sure to sign in first to activate your member benefit rate.

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