AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design are pleased to announce the fifth annual Architecture and the City festival, the nation’s largest architectural festival showcasing tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more. Whether you are looking to become involved with the local architecture and design community or simply want to learn more about the city in which you live, Architecture and the City offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience San Francisco.
This year's festival promises several new and exciting ways to engage in conversation about our city. The 2008 theme Design for Community aims to showcase the way in which buildings impact our streets and neighborhoods, and, more importantly, how they help to shape our communities into better, livable places. We highlight work by architects and organizations who see design as a means to creating community-based change, and by doing so affect the urban landscape. For the first time ever, we also offer architectural programming for the whole family, tours of evolving San Francisco neighborhoods and dining by design, a unique opportunity to enjoy our local culinary arts with the architects and chefs who make it possible.
Throughout the festival you will also have the opportunity to discover the best in residential architecture during the San Francisco Living: Home Tours weekend, take in films that examine the enduring relationship between architecture and celluloid, partake in architectural runs along the waterfront, and enjoy lectures by the groundbreaking firm Marmol Radziner, among many others.
Official Website: http://www.aiasf.org/archandcity
Added by AIA San Francisco on August 6, 2008