2019 AIASF Community Alliance Awards Luncheon

Join us in celebrating the mission driven accomplishments of our award recipients and the nonprofit community to make San Francisco a beautiful, affordable and resilient city for everyone! On December 5, The Center and AIASF are excited to partner with Autodesk to host the Community Alliance Awards Luncheon. Together, with the support and participation of all citizens, we work to strengthen the future of our built environment!


About the Awards Program

Center for Architecture + Design and AIA San Francisco’s Community Alliance Awards program honors the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership, and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.

In recognition of their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area through their commitment to design excellence, the Center and AIASF strive to acknowledge these extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the Chapter, to the community, and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate, and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact on the experiences of our daily lives.


2019 Awardees

Alliance Award

Fay Darmawi, SF Urban Film Fest
Public Knowledge

Chapter Service Award

Tom Brutting, FAIA, HKIT Architects
Karin Payson, AIA, Karin Payson architecture + design
Michael Robbins, AIA, Studio Robbins Cortina

Citizen Architect Award

Edgar Lopez, AIA, San Francisco Public Works 

Education Award

Shalini Agrawal, California College of the Arts
Irene Cheng, California College of the Arts 

Emerging Professional Award

Samantha Buckley, Gensler
Anand Sheth, AIA, Studio BBA

Firm Achievement Award

SITELAB urban studio

Local Government Award

Jeff Joslin, San Francisco Planning Department

Mentor Award

Catherine Barner, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Cathy Simon, FAIACathy Simon FAIA Architecture and Urbanism

Revitalization Award


Social Impact Award

West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project

The 826 Build Team
VP Consulting SF

Student Award 

“The Remittance City: Reallocating Resources in Manila’s Living Cemeteries”
by Allison Foronda, M.Arch, California College of the Arts
Kenta Oye, Academy of Art University School of Architecture


2019 Community Alliance Awards Sponsors





Venue Sponsor


Media Partner



Click here for information on Sponsorship and Benefits.

Pricing and Registration

  • AIASF Member: $100
  • General Admission: $125
  • AIASF Student Member: $50

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