|Hallidie Building / Willis Polk / © Keith Baker
Serving the Bay Area for over a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) has a mission committed to enhancing the quality of life in the Bay Area by promoting excellence in architecture, design, and the built environment. AIASF represents members practicing architecture, as well as allied community professionals in San Francisco and Marin counties.
Headquartered in the historic Hallidie Building—America's first glass-curtain-wall building, designed by Willis Polk and completed in 1917—AIA San Francisco is the Bay Area’s leading destination for architecture and design.
Each month, AIASF offers professional development and networking opportunities as well as public forums, tours, lectures, and gallery exhibitions that provide architects and design enthusiasts with many opportunities to explore the local built environment. Our annual Architecture and the City festival celebrates the richness and diversity of our local design community with programs throughout the city every September. In addition, our San Francisco Living: Home Tours series offers participants an inside look at cutting-edge residential architecture.
One of the largest of 200+ AIA chapters, AIASF is a resource for architect and allied community professionals, as well as the general public.
Read the AIASF Bylaws here