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IMPORTANT MESSAGE: In the interest of the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and members, the Center for Architecture + Design will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31. We will continue to assess how best to move forward on a weekly basis. As news of the coronavirus and the rapidly changing status of outbreaks in the Bay Area and beyond leads to increasing action by both public health officials and private businesses, we encourage you to read "A message to our guests about COVID-19 coronavirus"

EXHIBITION

VILLAGES OF WEST AFRICA

ON VIEW THROUGH 4.20.20

Featuring images from "Villages of West Africa: an intimate journey across time”, award-winning architects, Steven and Cathi House, explore a part of the world that has been at the crossroads of history for thousands of years.

(WORK-IN-PROGRESS) PREVIEW SCREENING/DISCUSSION

SKIN OF GLASS

THURSDAY, 5.28.20

Roger Zmekhol was just 30 years old when he imagined the “Pele de Vidro” building in 1960s Brazil. Constructed amidst a new dictatorship,  Zmekhol's masterpiece eventually fell into disarray and became Sao Paulo's tallest highrise favela (slum) . Follow the journey of filmmaker Denise Zmekhol who unearths an incredible narrative about her father's legacy that was impacted by the country's harsh inequality.

AUTHORS PROGRAM

VILLAGES OF WEST AFRICA

monday, 9.14.20

Hear more about the extraordinary journey of 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.

Recommended Reading: Perspective | "Villages of West Africa" by Tim Culvahouse, FAIA

small firms mixer

JOHN LUM ARCHITECTURE

WEDNESDAy, 9.16.20

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).

LECTURE

john carl warnecke:

in the shadow of the ETERNAL flame

MONDAY, 9.21.20

John Carl Warnecke (1919 -­ 2010) designed one the most visited American Presidential monuments, John F. Kennedy’s Eternal Flame in Arlington National Cemetery. Join us as architectural historian Bridget Maley examines how Warnecke’s work reveals a deeply contextual approach which began early and continued throughout his career. Note: this program has been rescheduled from its original date of March 24.

SCREENING/DISCUSSION

5 bLOCKS

TUESDAY, 9.22.20

San Francisco’s Market Street was once the grandest boulevard in America. No stranger to civic celebrations since the 1900s and just minutes from City Hall, the area fell into decline and became home to the city’s poorest population. Directed by Dan Goldes and Robert Cortlandt, "5 Blocks" explores the complex questions of income disparity, changing demographics, and the very nature of place. 
Note: this program has been rescheduled from its original date of March 26.

design for aging symposium

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE DATE

With California's 65+ population projected to grow almost 90% by 2030, this symposium comes at an important time for the design built industry. AIASF and the Center partner with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging to explore a wide range of issues including universal design recommendations to create more age-friendly cities.
Background image: Darci Kane

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