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EHDD Architecture / Exploratorium at Pier 15
© Bruce Damonte Photography 

As a city recognized for its distinguished architecture, San Francisco showcases a diverse blend of contemporary and historic buildings throughout its neighborhoods.

With programs and resources designed to give the public a more comprehensive understanding of the value and scope of architecture, AIASF connects you with more information about our local built environment.



Top Buildings in SF

From modern skyscrapers to venerable Victorians, AIASF’s top 25 list includes an overview of architecturally significant structures.

Architecture and the City 

Presented by AIASF's and the Center for Architecture + Design, the annual Architecture and the City festival is one of the nation's largest architectural festivals of its kind.


Center for Architecture + Design

The Center for Architecture + Design enhances public appreciation for architecture and design, both locally and internationally, through exhibitions, lectures, tours, films, and other programs that reveal the richness of the design arts.

Home Tours

Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, San Francisco Living: Home Tours is the first tour series of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences - all from the architect's point of view. 


Public Resources

Community outreach and collaboration are significant elements of AIASF’s mission. Our resources page contains a wealth of information on Bay Area organizations that can help you learn more architecture and design, as well as local and national historic resources.