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Exciting new challenge to address effects of climate change before disaster releases Design Brief. Join Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge

Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is an exciting new research and design initiative calling on architects, engineers, designers, and affiliated experts to submit Design Briefs and commit to a yearlong investigative challenge. Learning from community members and issue area experts, Design Teams will be tasked with identifying critical vulnerable areas along the bayfront and proposing exciting, design-driven solutions to strengthen our region’s resilience. At the end of the Bay Area Challenge, ten innovative and implementable design solutions will create a blueprint for resilience that harnesses local and global innovation and serves as a model for communities around the world. The project is modeled after the successful Rebuild By Design, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, that followed Hurricane Sandy and rebuilt parts of New York and New Jersey to be resilient to storms and sea level rise. This time, we aren’t waiting for disaster to hit. We encourage applicants to submit a Design Brief for the Resilient by Design| Bay Area Challenge by Friday, July 7, 2017. Please visit the Challenge’s website to download the Design Brief here.


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 Saturday, July 15.

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.

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