View this selection of evocative photographs from the eponymous book, Villages of West Africa: an intimate journey across time. Award-winning architects, Steven and Cathi House, reveal the remarkable beauty of the people, land, villages, textiles, and vernacular architecture across seven countries of West Africa, exploring a part of the world that has been at the crossroads of history for thousands of years.  Read Perspective | "Villages of West Africa" by Tim Culvahouse, FAIA


Fresh Brew

Various Times

Join us for Fresh Brew, an online series of live conversations about all things architecture and design. We'll explore a variety of topics related to the current and future states of design technology, Placemaking, Design for Aging, and more.


Villages of West Africa

Monday, September 14 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Steven and Cathi House of House + House Architects who will discuss their recently published book, "Villages of West Africa: an intimate journey across time”, which explores a part of the world that has been at the crossroads of history for thousands of years.


John Lum Architecture

Wednesday, September 16 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Join AIASF and the Center for Architecture + Design, as we kick-off a new series of design mixers showcasing firms featured in the annual AIASF publication, Small Firms, Great Projects, with this event hosted by John Lum Architecture (JLA).


John Carl Warnecke:
In the Shadow of the Eternal Flame

Monday, September 21 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

John Carl Warnecke (1919 -­ 2010) designed one the most visited U.S. Presidential monuments, JFK's Eternal Flame. Architectural historian Bridget Maley will look at Warnecke’s deeply contextual approach which began early and continued throughout his career.


5 Blocks

Tuesday, September 22 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM

San Francisco’s Market Street was once the grandest boulevard in America.  Directed by Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt, "5 Blocks" explores the complex questions of income disparity, changing demographics, and the very nature of place.


Skin of Glass

Thursday, 9.28.20 | 6 - 8 PM

Roger Zmekhol was just 30 years old when he imagined the “Pele de Vidro” building in 1960s Brazil. Follow the journey of filmmaker Denise Zmekhol who unearths an incredible narrative in this work-in-progress preview about her father's legacy that was impacted by the country's harsh inequality.

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