Each year the festival features behind-the-scenes tours, authors series, exhibitions, and more that provide an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a myriad of ways throughout San Francisco.
The Architecture + the City festival provides an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. How can San Francisco be a more connected city? How can we address its challenges of housing, climate change, economic and health equity? How do we design with connection in mind, that is human-centered and focuses on health, inclusivity and resilience.
Every September, the festival reveals the many facets and layers of San Francisco, and how architecture and design play a key role in this ever-changing urban landscape. Millions of people from around the world visit San Francisco — a 49 square-mile city with a population of more than 800,000 comprised of artists, architects, designers, storytellers, students, and more — each with perspectives that contribute to the compelling and evolving narrative that makes this City so unique.
The event listings below are a snapshot of the virtual programs which will continue the spirit of the festival where the community meets at the intersection of architecture and design. Note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some program schedules are subject to change.
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 until further notice. 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"