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updated May 19, 2018

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AIA San Francisco Small Firms, Great Projects

Early Entry Deadline May 25

Open to architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and architectural lighting firms with 19 or fewer employees, Small Firms, Great Projects provides a platform for small firms to feature their best work in print, online, and in a companion exhibition. Take advantage of this special opportunity to showcase your creative work to a target market of potential clients!

Complete your submission by Friday, May 25, to save on entry fees. The early entry deadline is only one week away!

Through engagement with allied professionals, Small Firms, Great Projects further amplifies the collaborative nature of great design in this resource directory. AIASF is excited to partner with American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter, International Interior Design Association Northern California Chapter, and Illuminating Engineering Society San Francisco Section on the 14th edition of Small Firms, Great Projects.


The Small Firms, Great Projects exhibition is opening soon in the AIASF Gallery! View featured projects from the program’s 12th and 13th editions. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. For more information, please contact the AIASF reception at



May 31 – Jun 1, 2018

NEXT is AIASF’s premier conferencing event organized for stakeholders of the built environment to learn, share, and grow. The 2018 NEXT Conference theme seeks to expand dialogue and engagement around the United Nation’s New Urban Agenda—a bold roadmap to promote sustainable, regenerative, and equitable growth in our cities. The conference will concentrate on taking a proactive stance to prepare a blueprint to achieve a happier and healthier world by 2030.

For the goals to be reached, we look to the local design community to submit proposals that show how you’ll create inspiring and empowering experiences; feature interactive and engaging learning; and showcase emerging trends and innovations as part of the local effort towards a sustainable future.

AIASF NEXT/EVOLUTION on May 31 + June 1, 2018

Spend two days learning and networking with the AEC industry’s best and brightest to form the roadmap that will help us evolve as professionals.


2018 Design Awards Call for Submissions

Early Deadline: February 1, 1:00 PM (PST)
Final Deadline: February 15, 1:00 PM (PST)

In existence for nearly half a century, AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Bay Area individuals and organizations as well as celebrates the distinguished work of architects and related professionals from afar who contribute to the framework of our local built environment. The program serves to inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.

Center for Jewish Life, Drexel University by Stanley Saitowitz + Natoma Architects, Inc. | AIASF 2017 Design Awards, Honor Award in Architecture:
Center for Jewish Life, Drexel University
photo : Richard Barnes

The Design Awards submission is structured into main categories and optional concentrations. In addition to the design awards given in each main category—Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Unbuilt Design—the jury based in Boston, Massachusetts may also choose to recognize projects that exhibit special achievements in three concentrations, giving special acknowledgement to projects that further encompass the values of good design within the context of historic preservation, urban design, and social responsibility.

ARE Pact Enrollment is Open

AIASF’s ARE Pact program offers the perfect incentive to get licensed: take all exams required by NCARB for licensing within 12 months and you will receive a full refund of your $1,000 enrollment deposit. Enrollment in the program includes a peer study group organized by AIASF, a team leader and coach assigned to your group, free admission to year-long class lectures, and much more.

Recent Events:

Jan 6, 2018
California Courthouses: The New San Diego Courthouse + Upcoming Solicitation (1 LU/HSW)

Thursday, January 11, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, One Front Street, Suite 2400, San Francisco, CA, USA

Join AIASF’s evening presentation and information session for interested firms to gain an understanding of current project objectives, the portfolio, and solicitation process in preparation for the upcoming architectural service solicitations.

New San Diego Courthouse building
photo : Bruce Damonte

The New San Diego Courthouse
The new downtown 71-courtroom, 23-story, 704,000-gsf Superior Courthouse consolidates the interdisciplinary programs of the existing Criminal, Civil, Family and Probate court departments into a single facility.

Judicial Council of California As-Needed Architectural Services Solicitation
The Judicial Council seeks to identify a number of firms qualified to provide a wide range of Architectural Services for various projects to be initiated between April of 2018 through April of 2021 with possible extensions to April 2023.


  • Steven Sobel, FAIA, Managing Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Clifford Ham, Principal Architect, Judicial Council of California
  • Tim O’Connor, Project Manager, Real Estate and Facilities Management, Judicial Council of California
  • Brianna Darlington, Contract Analyst, Branch Accounting and Procurement Office, Judicial Council of California

California Courthouses: The New San Diego Courthouse + Upcoming Solicitation (1 LU/HSW)


Health + Science Committee presents: 15 Minutes of Fame

In the heart of a leading hub of biotechnology research and health-focused communities, the AIASF Health & Science Committee is dedicated to advancing knowledge and improving practice of Bay Area professionals engaged in the design, construction, and operations of healthcare facilities, healthy communities, and research facilities that drive innovation and discovery.

Oct 31, 2017
2017 AIASF Events for Fall 2017

Tatiana Bilbao Lecture + After Party
This took place on Monday, October 30, 7:00 – 10:30 PM
Lecture: California College of the Arts’ Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth Street
After Party: Consentino City Showroom, 101 Henry Adams Street, #130

Tatiana Bilbao building design:
Tatiana Bilbao building design

Join LiA (Latinos in Architecture) for an evening with award-winning Mexican Architect Tatiana Bilbao. Through a multicultural and multidisciplinary office, the work of Bilbao tries to understand the place that surrounds us in order to translate its rigid codes into architecture. It tries to regenerate spaces in order to humanize them as a reaction to global capitalism, opening up niches for cultural and economic development.

Integrated Design Process and Skills
A series of sessions offered by PG&E’s Energy Training Centers and AIASF

Good design often grows out of a clear, simple concept. However, delivering a well-designed building can be complex!

To assist building professionals in this changing environment, this series of sessions is focused on integrated design and skills that can make the process more effective. While participation in the entire series is encouraged, each session stands on its own and can be attended separate from the series.

Registration is through PG&E’s Energy Training Centers or via the links below for the individual programs. All programs qualify for AIA CES learning units with HSW.

Integrated Design Process: Project Goals and Metrics
Wednesday, November 1, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Integrated Design for Projects of All Sizes and All Delivery Methods
Wednesday, November 8, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Building Enclosures: Continuous Exterior Insulation, Thermal Continuity, and High R-Value Walls
Tuesday, November 14, 1:00 – 4:30 PM

ABAA + AIASF Air Barrier Symposium (6 HSWs)
Thursday, November 2, 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Join the Air Barrier Association of America for a day of Air Barrier Learning. ABAA is the National voice of the air barrier industry. Come join us for industry leading education and discussions on topics such as:

• Achieving High Performance
• Design Considerations
• Quality Assurance
• Flashings and Transitions
• Building Science

Industry Experts + Leaders ─ Nationally Recognized Speakers ─ Lunch Provided

2016 Accessibility Code Update, Privately Funded Housing + Universal Design Training (5 MCEs)
Friday, November 3, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Complete all five hours of Mandatory Continuing Education required for your Architectural license renewal in one day. Seminar topics include: Recent 2016 CBC Code Changes, enforceable as of January 1, 2017 Universal Design Case Studies, Privately Funded Housing, Apartments, Condominiums, and Swimming Pools Private Residence Adaptation Case Study.

Steven B. Tipping Walking + Riding Tour
Tuesday, November 7 | 2:45 PM [MEET]; 3:00 PM [DEPART]
SFPUC Headquarters, 525 Golden Gate Avenue

Over the arc of his long career, Steve Tipping became synonymous with “audacious, practical creativity” in the world of San Francisco Bay Area seismic engineering. His unique way of seeing and thinking about building projects won his firm, Tipping Structural Engineers, 41 national, regional, and local awards for excellence in engineering in 34 years of practice.

AIASF and SEAONC partner for this walking tour, which celebrates Stephen B. Tipping and his design philosophy – the full integration of project goals, the embrace of contradiction, and the courage to ask “what if” and “what else could be possible.” His philosophy is founded on a sophisticated and deep understanding of structural behavior, and leads to new learning and continual innovation.

Mar 18, 2017

AIA San Francisco News in 2017

2017 AIASF Call for Presentations: NEXT/EVOLUTION

Deadline: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm PST

The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF) is seeking experts to present at NEXT/EVOLUTION, a two-day educational and networking event in San Francisco June 1 + 2, 2017.

Day one (Thursday, June 1) will be an in-depth discussion focused on Homelessness, presented by the Small Firms Committee. Day two (Friday, June 2) will follow a three-track system highlighting the latest in design, business, and technology. It will be an unparalleled experience for presenters and attendees to share creative innovations in design, technological innovations for the next generation, as well as best practices for growing and managing your firm.

Presentations will be accepted online through March 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST.


Hosted in San Francisco, a city recognized as a leading hub for innovative design leaders and thinkers, AIASF NEXT/EVOLUTION is a great opportunity to showcase your cutting-edge ideas, projects, and practices that will impact the next generation of the architecture and design profession as well as the future of the built environment. Gathering the best and brightest in AEC for information sharing, conversation, and networking, AIASF NEXT/EVOLUTION will be the platform to help you generate new clients, relationships, and business.

Partnering with AIA San Francisco as a conference sponsor will be a great marketing and networking opportunity for you.
Partnering with AIASF as a NEXT/EVOLUTION sponsor will be a great marketing and networking opportunity for you! For more information about these opportunities and associated benefits, please email Kendra Adams at

Mar 17, 2017
Town Hall with 2017 AIA National President, Thomas Vonier, FAIA

Monday, March 20th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

At the last AIASF Town Hall Meeting on, December 2, 2016, members made clear their strong desire for connection, conversation, and coordination with our staff and volunteer leaders at AIA National.

To best serve members and continue this important conversation, 2017 AIA National President, Thomas Vonier, FAIA, has responded to an invitation to join the next Town Hall Meeting, from 6-8pm on March 20th at the AIASF headquarters office. Attend if you wish to contribute to the discussion and learn how AIA National is supporting the AIA’s core values and mission.

Since the last AIASF Town Hall, the AIA National Board has invested time and effort to better clarify, represent and act on the organization’s core values. To date, AIA National has released the following statements and information on advocacy:

● AIA – Where we Stand – A Statement of Values
● AIA – Advocacy 2017 Federal Agenda and Issues
● AIA – Where we Stand on Immigration

We encourage your participation in the upcoming Town Hall to discuss ways that we can move forward in our strategic goals as an organization of Architects and Allied Professionals. There is much to be done in our local, state and national community of professionals, and your continued involvement and feedback are important – we need you to stay involved.

While not everyone will have the same views, it is important that we come together on common values that affirm our relevance to the communities we serve. Together we are more impactful than we are as individuals.

Email and advise what topics you would like to see addressed at the Town Hall on March 20th.

Mar 9, 2017
2017 AIASF Design Awards Gala

Winning projects will be announced at the Design Awards Ceremony and Gala on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Herbst Theatre of the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center.

Website: 2017 AIASF Design Awards Ceremony + Gala

2017 AIASF Design Awards Jury

Brian Cavanaugh, AIA, is a Principal and Co-Founder of Architecture Building Culture (ABC). With over 20 years of experience, Brian has demonstrated a unique commitment to the practice of architecture and played a critical leadership role in his community. His record of design excellence, his contributions to academic and non-profit institutions, and his positions on municipal boards, all speak to a career built on a deeply held belief in the value of the architecture profession and its potential to serve the public good.

Brian is the current President of both AIA Portland and the Center for Architecture.

Amy Donohue, AIA, a principal with Bora Architects, has over 20 years of experience designing spaces for education, performance and collaborative work. Her recent projects include the Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvey Mudd College, the Learning Innovation Center at Oregon State University, the Earlham College Center for Visual and Performing Arts, and the McHenry Library renovation and addition at University of California, Santa Cruz. In addition to her work in higher education, Amy has led a number of projects for Google and Microsoft. Amy holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University.

Joann Le, AIA, was born and raised in Vietnam and immigrated to Wisconsin in 1972. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and subsequently acquired her master’s degree at the University of California, Berkeley. She has practiced architecture in the California Bay Area and in Portland, Oregon, prior to founding DAO Architecture in 2004. Ms. Le has more than 22 years of architectural experience; she has worked on a wide variety of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities, including art museums, classroom buildings, and theaters, while employed by the offices of Polshek and Partners, TVA Architects, and Thomas Hacker Architects. As principal at DAO, she has directed work on multipurpose, educational, and arts facilities in Portland, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Canby, and other communities in the Portland-metropolitan area.

Thomas Robinson, AIA, founded LEVER Architecture, a progressive Portland-based practice, in 2009. His work explores how the innovative application of materials and building technology can create powerful spatial experiences for people. Thinking at the level of construction from the outset allows Robinson to quickly align concept with reality and bring greater quality to a wide range of built work. His 16-person practice is pioneering the use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the US with Framework, slated to be the first timber high-rise in the US and recipient of the US Tall Wood Building Prize. Prior to founding LEVER, Robinson led cultural and institutional projects for Allied Works and Herzog & de Meuron.

Carrie Strickland, AIA, earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the College of Design, Architecture, Art + Planning at the University of Cincinnati and is a registered architect in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, Colorado and Ohio. She has built an extensive background in adaptive re-use and speculative development while advocating for design as the basis for urban interventions. Carrie has served as visiting professor at Portland State University and the University of Oregon. She regularly serves on forums and lecture panels discussing design in the Pacific Northwest; has served on the board of directors for the AIA Portland chapter; was chair of the City of Portland’s Development Review Advisory Committee; and is a co-founder of Project Cityscope, a non-profit.

Website: 2016 AIASF Design Awards

14 + 12 Apr 2014

AIA San Francisco Tours

Special Offer! Announcing 2014 Sonoma Living: Home Tours Headquarters | Saturday, May 10

AIA San Francisco and AIA Redwood Empire are excited to announce the residences and headquarters featured on the first Sonoma Living: Home Tours on Saturday, May 10.

Sonoma Living will showcase a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences– all from the architect’s point of view. The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in Sonoma county.
Make a whole weekend of it with Hilton Sonoma Wine Country’s special discounted guest room rate of $169 for Sonoma Living: Home Tours attendees. Act fast, this offer expires on April 25! Learn more about the projects, headquarters and Hilton Sonoma Wine Country offer below.

Sonoma Living: Home Tours Headquarters, Monkey Ranch, 5223 Red Hill Road, Petaluma:
Monkey Ranch

Monkey Ranch is a 47-acre former dairy farm nestled in the rolling green hills of Petaluma just north of San Francisco. Beyond the art fountain in the courtyard stands the Tall Barn which serves as the headquarters for the 2014 Sonoma Living: Home Tours.
Tour goers can purchase or pick up will-call tickets as well as enjoy the picnic areas and explore the duck pond on the ranch. With plenty of parking available on the property, participants are invited to carpool and journey with their friends to the different homes on this tour.

Summerhill Residence
Edmonds + Lee Architects

Summerhill Residence
photo © Bruce Damonte Photography

Organized along a north/south axis, the Summerhill Residence buildings have been situated so void space allows for defined outdoor courtyards with informal circulation routes in and around the buildings. These courtyards, while similar in vocabulary, are each orientated in a different direction to capture distinct views of the site beyond.

Hydeaway House
Schwartz and Architecture

Hydeaway House
photo © Matthew Millman Photography

Hydeaway House embraces the notion of an economy of means, but argues that within this economy there is great potential to customize the relationship of a home to its site. This ability is one of the prime determinants of sustainable choices for building orientation, thermal heat gain and loss, and passive cooling strategies.

Retrospect Vineyards House
Swatt | Miers Architects

Retrospect Vineyards House
photo © Russell Abraham

Located on a gently sloping knoll, surrounded by 20 acres of pinot noir vineyards, Retrospect Vineyards House has been designed to provide casual indoor-outdoor living spaces that take full advantage of the magnificent wine country site.

Hupomone Ranch
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Hupomone Ranch
photo © David Wakely Photography

On an original 160-acre homestead in the Chileno Valley, the owners of Hupomone Ranch sought a family residence that would reflect their commitment to sustainable farming, draw on the natural serenity of the site, and build on the sense of place.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Special Offer

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country is pleased to offer a special discounted guest room rate of $169 for Sonoma Living: Home Tour attendees on the evening of Saturday, May 10, 2014. Attendees must book by Friday, April 25 to receive the preferred rate.

Helen Wong T: 415.874.2644 E: hwong(at)

18 Jan 2012

AIA San Francisco – News in 2012

Call for Submissions : Marin + San Francisco Living – Home Tours

Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, MARIN LIVING: HOME TOURS and SAN FRANCISCO LIVING: HOME TOURS is the first tour series of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences – all from the architect’s point of view. The annual program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in the Bay Area. Projects are showcased with the designer(s) via an open house format, and tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the city’s latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living.

This is a unique opportunity for architects and homeowners to showcase the positive impact of great residential design in our local community and help demonstrate how design can contribute to the improved quality of our daily lives. Members and nonmembers are encouraged to apply. For more information and to submit your projects, visit

Questions re this AIA San Francisco event:
Jaime Wong, Program Manager or 415.874.2632

9 Dec 2011

AIA San Francisco – News from 2011

Architecture at Zero Winners Announced

PG&E AND AIA SAN FRANCISCO ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF COMPETITION FOR ZERO NET ENERGY BUILDING DESIGNS San Francisco, CA – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) joins the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter (AIASF) today to announce Chris Parlette (Berkeley, CA; Towards Net Zero Energy), Tom Tang and Yijie Dang (New York, NY; Chimera), HOK San Francisco (San Francisco, CA; Battery Park, From Zero to Positive), Jihyoon Yoon (Harvard University; Phototactic – Ville), and Curtis Ryan, Sara Maas, Kyle Blomquist, and Megan Gelazus (University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; Ripple Effect) as the winners of the first-of-its-kind Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building designs.

ZNE buildings produce as much clean energy as they use during a year through a combination of designed energy efficiency and on-site, grid-tied renewable energy production. To help generate innovative ideas for zero net energy building designs, the Architecture at Zero competition focused on the design of an urban infill site in Emeryville. International experts judged the entries and awarded $25,000 in total prizes.

The winning designs thoughtfully incorporated elements of energy efficiency, renewable generation and a high-quality architectural design that emphasized sustainability principles. Winning projects created dynamic and interesting public spaces and responded to the local conditions with site-specific energy solutions. The jury was particularly impressed with several student designs, whose sophisticated conceptual work generated discussion.

“Hosting the Architecture at Zero winners’ ceremony is a direct reflection of AIA San Francisco’s commitment to driving advancements in zero net energy building design,” said AIASF Executive Director Margie O’Driscoll. “We received innovative competition entries from all over the world, and winning projects showed creativity and strategy in designing for zero net energy.”

The Architecture at Zero competition supported an action plan of the California Public Utilities Commission for all new residential construction in California to be zero net energy by 2020. The goal for new commercial construction is to achieve zero net energy by 2030.

“PG&E is very excited to announce the winners of our first ever Architecture at Zero design competition, with entries from a variety of design students and professionals around the world,” said Steven Malnight, vice president of customer energy solutions for PG&E. “We applaud the winners who have risen to this important zero net energy building design challenge, and we look forward to continuing our own efforts to further zero net energy building design.”

The Architecture at Zero competition opened to all entrants, including designers, academics, researchers and students, on October 3, 2011. The deadline for entries was November 29, 2011. Competition entries were juried by international experts: Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis Magazine; Bob Berkebile, FAIA, BNIM; Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA, Brooks + Scarpa Architecture; Allison Williams, FAIA, Perkins + Will; and Steve Selkowitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

All entries will be exhibited at the AIA San Francisco gallery, 130 Sutter St., #600, San Francisco, from December 7, 2011- January 27, 2012. Note that the gallery will be closed December 22, 2011- January 2, 2012.

Stay tuned for information about Architecture at Zero 2012, with a new location, climate zone and design challenge. To learn more, visit

18 Oct 2011

AIA San Francisco – Events

A Competition for Zero Net Energy Urban Architecture
Entries due November 29, 2011 @ 1:00 pm PST

Ladies (and Gents) Who Lunch with Architect Barbie (1 LU)
October 21, 2011 12:00 – 12:30 pm: networking | 12:30 – 1:30 pm: presentation
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco
$15 students (valid ID) | $25 AIA SF and SMPS members | $40 nonmembers
(Lunch included) | Click here to register.
Women – what’s up now? Architecture is Barbie’s profession for 2011. AIA and Mattel partnered on an architect Barbie Doll as well as a Barbie Doll dream house competition. Representing different paths in the design profession, architects Cathy Simon, FAIA (Perkins + Will), Ila Berman (California College of the Arts), EB Min (Min|Day) and Anne M. Torney (Daniel Solomon Design Partners) will discuss their careers and share their perspectives on women in the profession. Designer Jessica Lane, founder and editor in chief of the design magazine Calx, will moderate the presentation. The group will explore the following topics:
• What is the current state of women’s participation in the profession?
• How does “Architect Barbie” influence roles, including stereotypes for women in the profession?
• What does it take to become successful in architecture?
• How can women shape the future of the profession?

ADPSR-Norcal Presents: Learning from the Netherlands, Part 1: Designing a 200 Year Climate
Resiliency Plan for the Bay Area

October 18, 2011 6:00 – 8:30 pm
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco
$8-10 Donation; No one turned away for lack of funds. | Click here to reigster.
In contrast to the Bay Area, which is planning several large scale projects along its waterfront, the Dutch are already pulling back along their coastlines, with a commitment to spend as much as 140 billion dollars in order to prepare for a potential 1.4 meter rise in sea level over this century, and 2 to 4 over the next. Please join ADPSR for a comparison of Dutch and American experience in sea level rise mitigation and an engaging discussion with our audience about new frameworks for shaping development in our dynamic bioregion.

The Requirement for Zero Net Energy: Occupant Behavior is Key (1.5 SDs)
October 19, 2011 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco
$15 Members | $25 General Admission | Click here to register.
Join Chris Hammer, Principal of Sustainable Design + Behavior, and Clark Bisel, Senior VP with Flack + Kurtz for this brown bag lecture. Buildings today use a tremendous amount of energy. In the near future, this use must be drastically reduced to achieve zero net energy (ZNE), as well as meet the Living Building Challenge, and/or California’s AB32. The institutionalization of technology as the preferred means of energy-saving often obscures the fact that occupant behavior is essential to enable and maximize potential savings. Technology establishes the potential for ZNE buildings; occupants determine the reality. Yet the role of the occupant is completely invisible in most ZNE discussion. This presentation will examine several occupant factors necessary for reduction to occur in the areas of lighting, plug loads and thermal comfort, and focus on meters/dashboards/EIS, CBSM (Community based social marketing) and Energy Models.
Sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Legal Forms of Doing Business (1 LU)
October 20, 2011 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
Free | Click here to register.
Attorney Elizabeth Tippin will lead a session exploring the various legal forms of doing business available to architects in the State of California, the sections of the Architects Practice Act that apply to creating architectural businesses, the steps to create the various forms of business, and the characteristics of each form. Tippin, an attorney with more than 25 years of experience, provides legal services to design professionals. The objectives of this class are to teach attendees what legal forms of doing business are available for architects in the State of California; the basics of creating a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation and Limited Liability Partnerships; the pros and cons of doing business in the various forms; and to address the concept of limitation of liability by selecting your business form.
The program is offered as part of our Career Strategies Roundtable, a monthly forum for design professionals to network, strategize, and navigate this difficult economic climate in an informal and collaborative environment.

How to Modernize Your Space
October 20, 2011 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Design Within Reach Studio, 455 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Please join us at Design Within Reach for an evening of architecture, design, food, and wine. Local architects EB Min (Min|Day), Larry Paul (L.A. Paul & Associates), and Daniel Weaver (361 Architecture) will present ideas for appropriate ways to modernize San Francisco homes. Does your house need more light? A better connection to nature? Or perhaps a substantial addition or complete makeover? Attendees will hear about real projects that confront these challenges, and have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversation with one of the architects following the presentation. The topic is up to you; feel free to bring plans and photos!


Architecture of Consequence: San Francisco
On View August 31 – October 21, 2011
AIA San Francisco | Center for Architecture + Design Gallery
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco
Featuring the work of Dutch and Bay Area firms, Architecture of Consequence: San Francisco is an exhibition and series of collaborative discussions and dynamic workshops that explore the transformative power of architecture and progressive design. With contributions by Van Bergen Kolpa Architecten, OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles], 2012 Architecten, envelope Architecture+Design, IwamotoScott Architecture, SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLC), and Fletcher Studio: Landscape Architecture + Urban Design, Architecture of Consequence: San Francisco reveals how architects can practice in new ways that reinvigorate the field and reposition architects at the vanguard of social change. From modest interventions to utopian visions the firms participating in this ground-breaking exhibition express an admirable confidence in our shared future.
Architecture of Consequence: San Francisco is presented in partnership with the Netherlands Architecture Institute. This exhibition was made possible through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Consulate General of the Netherlands.


Seismic Strengthening of Historic Buildings (2 HSWs)
October 25, 2011 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter, Suite 600
$10 Members, $15 General Admission | Click here to register.

Please join the AIA San Francisco’s Historic Resources Committee for a panel discussion on seismic strengthening of historic buildings. Panelists include Paul Littler of Holmes Culley, Ed Rivera of Rivera Consulting Group, and Terrence Paret of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates. They will discuss recent projects and methods for the seismic work, including three ways to add lateral strength to unreinforced masonry buildings: wet-core drilling, dry-core drilling, and fiber wrap.

AIA SF 2011 Portfolio Review
October 27, 2011 5:00 – 9:00 pm
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, 6th Floor
$15 BAYA Members, $20 AIA Members; $30 General Admission | Register here.
In this tough economic climate, creating a dynamic portfolio is more important than ever. Whether you are a recent graduate, have been laid off, or are just looking for fresh perspective on your work, join AIA San Francisco for our upcoming Portfolio Review on Thursday, October 27th.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in multiple one-on-one reviews with industry experts. Space is limited. Advanced registration required.


Meridian Gallery Presents: Madams of the Barbary Coast
October 21, 2011 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell St., San Francisco

L’Enfant Lecture on City Planning and Design
October 25, 2011 6:30 pm
Victor’s Palace, Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St., 32nd Floor, San Francisco

AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

Contact AIA San Francisco
AIA San Francisco t: 415.362.7397 f: 415.362.4802
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San Francisco Building – Recent Designs

Stanford University Law School Building, Palo Alto
Ennead Architects
Stanford University Building
photo © Aislinn Weidele

Stanford University Building

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2 Renovation
Gensler, Architects
San Francisco International Airport
photo © Bruce Damonte

San Francisco International Airport

San Francisco Architecture

Congregation Beth Sholom Synagogue
Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects
San Francisco Synagogue
photograph : Bruce Damonte
San Francisco Synagogue

Contemporary Jewish Museum, Mission St
Studio Libeskind
Contemporary Jewish Museum
photograph © Andrew McRae
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco

San Francisco Cafe Design

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building, University of California
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building San Francisco
photo Courtesy Bruce Damonte

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building

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