A’23 | AIASF Chapter Programs + Events

Join AIASF for the A'23!

AIA National and AIA San Francisco have numerous volunteer and sponsorship opportunities throughout the conference — both are great ways to get involved and make an impact.

Become A Volunteer

AIA National and AIA San Francisco have numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the conference from June 7 to 10 and volunteering is a great way to get involved and receive free access to the conference. 

- If you volunteer for at least 8 hours, you will receive one (1) complimentary, non-transferrable 3-day conference registration to the classes only which includes access to the Architecture Expo, Keynotes, and Education Sessions;

- You are otherwise not required to sign up for a full 8 hours, but only volunteers who sign up for the minimum 8-hour requirement will receive the complimentary registration;

- Optional ticketed tours and events are not included in this registration package but may be purchased separately. You can volunteer for a single tour to receive free access to that tour only;

- If you have already paid for the conference, please notify us once you have registered for your 8 hours, and we will have the registration company reverse the charges

Here’s how to become an A’23 Volunteer: 

  1. Complete the A’23 Volunteer Application Form:
    https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=1045195106Bookmark this page, as this will be your dashboard to view jobs, sign up or reschedule shifts, update profile information, and more. Check back often, as more opportunities will be added in the coming weeks.
  2. Upon completion of the A’23 Volunteer Form, you will be sent the following:
    Confirmation email from AIA Conference on Architecture (VolunteerMail@volgistics.com

    Link to create your A’23 volunteer account; click “Need a Password” to complete your account setup.

    The volunteer team (
    volunteer@conferenceonarchitecture.com) will send links to those who signed a waiver and signed up for the minimum 8-hour requirement.  
A'23 Sponsorship

A'23 Sponsorship Opportunity Guide 

To make the most out of A’23, you are invited to sponsor one of AIASF’s many host chapter conference activities, including tours, open studios, lounges, programming, exhibits, and more! This commitment demonstrates your support for the architecture community in San Francisco and provides you with exposure to more than 17,000 architects and design professionals from around the globe. 

A full range of sponsorship levels, from $1000 to $20,000, are available to ensure you exceed expectations, outreach goals, and industry aspirations. Become an A’23 AIASF Sponsor and welcome 15,000 architecture colleagues to the beautiful Bay Area.  

Raul Orellana, AIASF Development Associate, rorellana@aiasf.org

A’23 Registration Promotions

It’s back! The AIA Conference on Architecture returns to the Bay Area for the first time in over a decade.

Join AIASF and AEC industry peers from around the world June 7-10 at the Moscone Center for keynotes, seminars, networking, tours, and the A’23 Block Party!

Exclusive rates to A'23:

  • $99 Silver Pass for new AIA Members joining between June 26, 2022 to June 10, 2023
  • $560 Silver Pass for Associates
  • $800 Gold Pass or $415 One-day Pass for AIA Members
  • Free Expo tickets for Allied Organizations and AEC Partners―add Keynotes for $50 (California residents only)

Get your A'23 tickets now!

Angela Chen, AIASF Member Services Coordinator, achen@aiasf.org

AIASF Chapter Programs + Events!

This year's conference brings us to our beautiful city of San Francisco and the local effort is all about engaging the community through a collection of networking events, an active Community Hearth space in Moscone (North) where you'll have a chance to meet AIASF leaders, Knowledge Community teams, view virtual exhibitions and more!

June 7-10 | Tours

Witness the best local architecture through a wide range of over 80+ unique tours that you can explore by foot, bike, shuttle, or even yacht!

Experience the icons, historical landmarks, new builds, tech giants, award winners, and more that define San Francisco’s skyline and the urban fabric of its neighborhoods and communities. These architect-led tours are exclusive to A’23! Capacities are limited and selling out fast.



Page & Turnbull


Michael Barron
AIASF Conference Operations Manager

June 7-10 | AIASF Community Hearth Programs

Located in the North Lobby of the Moscone Center, the AIASF Community Hearth offers conference attendees an experience that will feature a wide variety of architectural design talent from San Francisco that celebrates great design, revealing ways it continues to contribute to our unique quality of life.

As the host chapter of the conference, the AIASF Community Hearth aims to not only be a point of departure for picking up tour shuttles, but it will also be a point of arrival as a space of respite and gathering. 

Virtual exhibitions will be shown throughout the duration of the conference and displayed on large screens showcasing top-notch projects from a variety of student groups as well as our Housing+ Competition, 2023 AIASF Design Awards honorees, and Small Firms Great Projects, an annual publication highlighting the Bay Area’s best and brightest design thinking. 

The A’23 AIA San Francisco Community Hearth was designed by Y.A. Studio in collaboration with Habitat Horticulture and Academy of Art University students to offer a gathering space where one can find respite amidst the bustle of the conference while engaging with other conference attendees.  

Stop by any time throughout the week and see the amazing floorscape designed by our partners, Y.A. Studio, Habitat Horticulture and Academy of Art University students, as part of B. Lab, a design-build program promoting social justice for local communities and advocacy for future designers. 


Amy Ress, AIASF Deputy Director, aress@aiasf.org
Annabelle Udo-O'Malley, AIASF Programs Director, auomalley@aiasf.org
Matt Donohue, AIASF Communications Manager, mdonohue@aiasf.org

June 7 | AIASF LGBTQ+ Alliance Happy Hour


Wednesday, June 7 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM
SWA Group, 530 Bush Street, 6th Floor

Let's kick-off the National AIA Conference with a San Francisco bang! Join fellow LGBTQ+ conference attendees, allies, local LGBTQ architects, designers, builders, and community leaders for an evening of networking and community building. We will enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and city views from the rooftop of SWA Group's San Francisco studio near Union Square. Feel free to don some colorful garb, bring a few business cards, and get ready to make some connections! All are welcome.

Capacity is limited RSVP/Registration required


June 8 | Stronger Together: Latinx in Architecture & Friends Fiesta


Thursday, June 8 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Cambria Showroom, 1045 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Free Admission | RSVP Required

Join AIA San Francisco's Latinx in Architecture (LiA) in collaboration with Arquitina, LiA Houston, Arquitectos & LA.IDEA for an evening connecting with Latinx architects and designers from throughout the country and celebrating our community.

Questions? Contact info@aiasf.org


June 9 | Open Studio Night @ the Center


Friday, June 9 | 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Center for Architecture + Design, 140 Sutter Street

Join us during Open Studio night during the A'23 Conference! Hosted by AIASF Bay Area Young Architects (BAYA), Mentorship, and Emerging Professionals, the Center for Architecture + Design will be included in this Open Studio group which includes a collection of firms located in architecturally significant buildings and/or have unique city views. Attendees will have a chance to meet ambassadors of some of AIASF's Knowledge Communities and enjoy drinks and snacks in the newly-opened Center for Architecture + Design!


Space Plan Wizard

Annabelle Udo-O'Malley, AIASF Programs Director, auomalley@aiasf.org

June 9 | Open Studio Night


San Francisco architecture firms are opening their doors for exclusive, one-night-only access to staff, space, and projects! Many are in architecturally-significant buildings with stunning views. 

Open Studio Night: Group 1—The Embarcadero
Open Studio Night: Group 2—Rincon Hill
Open Studio Night: Group 3—South of Market (SOMA)
Open Studio Night: Group 4—Pier-to-Pier
Open Studio Night: Group 5—Union Square
Open Studio Night: Group 6—Nob & Russian Hill
Open Studio Night: Group 7—Financial District (FiDi)
Open Studio Night: Group 8—Dogpatch + the American Industrial Center
Open Studio Night: Group 9—Mission District



Michael Barron
AIASF Conference Operations Manager


Tours, Open Studios, Lounge: Michael Barron, AIASF Conference Manager, mbarron@aiasf.org
Lounge Programming + Exhibits: Annabelle Udo-O’Malley, Programs Director, auomalley@aiasf.org
Volunteers: Claire Hansen, AIASF Programs Associate, chansen@aiasf.org
Communications: Matt Donohue, AIASF Communications Manager, mdonohue@aiasf.org
Sponsorship: Raul Orellana, AIASF Development Associate, rorellana@aiasf.org
Facility Rentals: Amy Ress, AIASF Deputy Director, aress@aiasf.org

General Inquiries: info@aiasf.org | 415.874.2620