2022 Programs | Year-at-a-Glance

2022 Programs | Year-at-Glance

2022 is an exciting and pivotal year to get involved with over 400 impactful programs and AIASF’s relocation into the Center for Architecture + Design, a new vibrant street-level cultural hub in the historic Hallidie Building.

Send us an email at info@aiasf.org to learn more.

AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design

Center for Architecture + Design San Francisco Tours Gallery DesignPictured: The retail, cafe, and lecture hall spaces at the new Center for Architecture and Design coming in 2022.

Sponsor & Get Involved
Initiative Best Time to Donate Description 
Sustaining Sponsorship Now – Dec Take advantage of the robust marketing exposure throughout 2022 and through a variety of major events. Make an impact and join AIASF in this exciting year!
Shape Your City Campaign Now A momentous campaign to fund expanded architecture and design programs for people of all ages and build the Center for Architecture + Design, San Francisco.
The 140 Fund Now Help build the Bay Area’s new Center for Architecture + Design, an inspiring cultural hub for architecture and multi-disciplinary design. Contributions may be deductible as trade or business expenses.
Expand the Center Fund Now Help grow the Center's educational and program offerings including architectural tours, design exhibitions, youth programs, lectures, film screenings, and more. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

AIA San Francisco

Equity and Justice, AIA San Francisco Architecture Design AwardsPictured: Design Lecture, Design Awards, and Equity By Design Symposium events

Program  Best Time to Sponsor Call for Submissions Program Dates Description 
Committee Programs Various Various Ongoing AIASF committees address a wide variety of design, advocacy, and practice issues in their programs.
Various Various Ongoing
Housing Symposium:
June 16+17 (Virtual)

Indigenous Architecture Symposium:
October 2022
The Symposium Series provides ongoing conversations about specific practice areas within the design-built communities — from equitable and sustainable innovations to affordable housing and technological tools for change.
ARE Programming February-October  Pact enrollment: January - March Annual suite of classes: March - November The ARE Pact program offers the perfect incentive to get licensed: take all exams required by NCARB within a set timeframe and receive a refund of the $1,000 enrollment deposit. Enrollment includes a peer study group, team leader and coach, and free admission to class lectures.
Jan- March Jan-Feb 28-Apr-22 The Design Awards recognize the outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Bay Area individuals and organizations and celebrates the distinguished work of architects and related professionals from afar who contribute to the framework of our local built environment.
EQxD Summer Summer (TBD) Fall (TBD) The EQxD Symposium collaboratively engages attendees in critical discourse on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of architectural practice, to create better architecture and actively shape new systems for a better society.
Design Lecture Series Summer Various Fall (TBD) The Design Lecture Series features internationally renowned architects, multi-disciplinary designers, and theorists. This series of lectures has provided a forum for the exchange of new ideas about architecture and design for over four decades.
Small Firms
Great Projects
January (TBD) May-June TBD September (TBD) Open to architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and architectural lighting firms with 19 or fewer employees, Small Firms, Great Projects creates a platform for small firms to feature their best work in print, online, and in a companion exhibition.
Annual Business Meeting Fall N/A Late November – Early December Annual Business Meeting + Member Party, where all AIASF members gather to celebrate the year’s accomplishments and welcome the incoming Board of Directors.

The Center for Architecture + Design

Tours, Youth Programs, Home Tours, Architecture + the City Festival

Pictured: City Walking Tours, Youth Programs, and Home Tours part of Architecture + the City Festival

Program  Best Time to Sponsor Call for Submissions Dates Description 
Various Various Ongoing Fresh Brew is a series of online morning conversations covering a variety of topics in architecture and multi-disciplinary design. Fresh Brew aims to provide the public and industry professionals with engaging dialogue and a space for inspiration.
Architecture + the City Festival May-July January- March Month of September Since 2003, the annual Architecture and the City Festival has celebrated the Bay Area’s unique built environment and design community. The month-long event takes place every September and features a wide variety of programs including behind-the-scenes walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures, and more.
Festival Home Tours
(Formerly San Francisco Living: Home Tours)
May-July January-
September weekend(s) The Festival Home Tours is the first series of its kind in the Bay Area to showcase a variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences in an open house format — all from the architect's point of view.
Community Alliance Awards Fall Summer TBD Fall (TBD) Since 2015, the Community Alliance Awards has honored 100+ individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership, and dedication have shaped the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.
Walking Tours Various Various Ongoing
3/31/2022: Nolli Walking Tour
Led by a corps of local architects, native San Franciscans, and veteran tour docents, the Center's walking tours offer attendees a variety of perspectives that provide a deeper appreciation of the City's historic narratives, as well as an opportunity to engage in dialogue about the Bay Area's most distinctive neighborhoods, architecture, and urban spaces.
Exhibitions Various Various Ongoing Gallery Exhibitions showcase unique local and international perspectives where architecture meets at the intersection of art. These exhibitions are complemented by programs that provide a space for engaging conversations with thought-leaders, innovators, and multi-disciplinary designers.