American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Small Firms, Great Projects

In collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Northern California Chapter, AIA San Francisco presents Small Firms, Great Projects - a magazine publication, online and companion exhibition showcasing the innovative and award-winning work of local architecture and design professionals. Open to architecture, landscape architecture and interior architecture firms with 19 or fewer employees, the program provides a venue for small firms to showcase their best work. This program features the talent and diversity of those practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area and is an inspiring catalogue of design ideas and style that we hope you find both engaging and informative.

The Small Firms, Great Projects exhibition is on view at AIA San Francisco / Center for Architecture + Design Gallery located at 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco through April 30, 2015. Join us for the Closing Reception on April 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Click here to RSVP for the event.

View all 2014 Small Firms, Great Projects projects here.

Firm Profiles

View all Small Firms, Great Projects profiles online. Complimentary magazines are also available to pick up at AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.


A Day In The Life Of An Architect

By Michelle Railsback

Michelle Railsback, Membership and Program Director at AIASF, reached out to three of the Chapter’s hardest working small firm owners in the hope that they would be able to shed light on the complexities, triumphs and inspirations that define their daily lives as architects in San Francisco. Read more.



How To Work With An Architect

By AIA San Francisco

Whether renovating your kitchen to create more open space, adding a room or floor to plan for expanding family needs, or designing your future dream home, working with an architect can help to increase the value of the house and the outcome of the process. Read more.



Seismic Technology: Poised to Shake Up Residential Design?

By Emi Stielstra + January Ruck

Advanced technology is all around us, touching many aspects of our lives. New structural systems are just one of the many technologies that can make our homes more comfortable, efficient, healthy and resilient to natural disasters. Yet few people in Northern California know resilient seismic systems are available as a sensible and attractive upgrade for single-family residences. Read more.


The Next Wave of Technology: Applications for the Home of the Future

By Karsen Maruca

Because so many of the professional and personal lives of San Franciscans are affected deeply by smart technologies it is only natural that smart technologies also be integrated into the very living spaces of the residents in the City by the Bay. Read more.