Urban Design + Infrastructure

The civic realm of any city reflects the values and aspirations of its leaders, residents and workers.  Due to its natural setting, San Francisco is globally recognized as one the most remarkable cities on earth.

Architects, through their unique combination of aesthetic skills, technical knowledge and ability to understand and shape three-dimensional form have historically provided significant contributions to the form of our cities. In addition, many architects contribute to civic spaces, landscapes, and infrastructure projects through collaborative work with allied professionals.


We envision a city in which civic space, and the role of urban design in shaping it, is enhanced through the collaborative action of design professionals, governmental agencies, non profits and private entities.


Our mission is to advocate for 1) the appreciation and improvement of San Francisco's civic realm, 2) the increased contribution of design professionals in shaping that civic realm. 3) our profession's contribution to Justice and Equity, Design Policy, Infrastructure, and Climate Change.

We have aligned our mission and activities to help advance the three core objectives of AIA San Francisco:

  1. Collaborate: We will collaborate with the following groups to bring innovative urban design concepts to San Francisco: AIA-SF Knowledge Communities and leadership structure, AIASF members, and national and regional AIA Knowledge Communities with similar interests
  2. Advocate: We will advocate for the maintenance and improvement of San Francisco’s public realm through activities that may include: Speaking at public events, opinion pieces, and serving on advisory panels.
  3. Advance: We will advance the mission of AIASF and this Knowledge Community through specific projects and initiatives, which may include: Seminars, design studies, neighborhood tours, and project tours.

We welcome the contributions of all interested professionals and the general public to our mission.


Second Thursdays of the month, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (PST) - Virtually


AIASF UDIC Walking Tour: Mission Bay Neighborhood


Georgia Sarkin, AIA

Allison Albericci, AIA
Aparajita Bhatt​​​​, AIA, LEED AP ND

Past Chair
Pete Kindel

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