Architecture and the City
Architecture and the City is the nation’s largest architecture festival, showcasing San Francisco's diverse architectural talent and presenting a forum to promote new ideas for innovative design and development in the city. Whether festival participants are looking to become involved with the local architecture and design community or simply want to learn more about the city in which they live, the 10th anniversary of the Architecture and the City festival will offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience San Francisco.
2013 Festival Theme: (un)Built: Defining San Francisco's Past, Present and Future
San Francisco’s architectural heritage consists of the buildings and spaces we see and touch, but also the structures that were never built and the plans that never came to be. (un)Built San Francisco will explore a parallel history of this ever-provocative city.
Submit a Program
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design invite you to submit programs that address our most pressing urban issues, demonstrate innovation in working toward a more sustainable future, and explore how progressive design and creative problem solving improve our quality of life in the Bay Area. Ideas that investigate the ways architects or projects thoughtfully impact community and reflect issues of sustainability will be given first preference. Submissions may also address the festival theme (un)Built San Francisco.
Specifically, we seek ideas for behind-the-scenes events, innovative tours, interactive workshops, collaborative lectures, and activities that engage multiple senses such as tastings, exhibitions or participatory events. Successful proposals will demonstrate the variety of ways design enhances our lives and inspires creative civic engagement. Programs must take place in San Francisco or Marin counties.
The submission deadline is March 28, 2013 at 5pm. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by Friday, May 3, 2013. If selected, the festival staff will contact you to begin arranging the details for inclusion in the festival. PLEASE NOTE: Only fully completed submission forms will be considered.
Please email completed submission forms, along with any questions, to Jaime Wong.
Celebrating the city's unique built environment and design community, Architecture and the City features behind the scenes tours, walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city.
Visit www.archandcity.org for more information about past festivals.