2011 Architecture & the City Festival

Opening Night Party benefiting the Center for Architecture & Design

Friday, August 26, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams Street

Cocktails, bites, music, inspiration as AIA San Francisco celebrates the opening of “Architecture of Consequence” festival throughout San Francisco.


Architecture of Consequence: San Francisco

Opening Reception: August 31, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

A ground-breaking exhibit that is a unique collaboration between architectural firms in the US and the Netherlands. From modest interventions to utopian visions, come see a portfolio of progressive design strategies that reshape our future.


City on the Edge: A Sail Along San Francisco’s Changing Waterfront

Friday, September 2, 2011, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, The Embarcadero

Participants will board The Ruby and sail along the San Francisco waterfront to see how it has transformed from an industrial area to a myriad of maritime, commercial and public activities.


SOM & OMA: Sustainable Growth

Monday, September 12, 2011, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission Street, San Francisco

SOM and OMA explore how design, technology and economies of scale enhance cities’ sustainable development, social, cultural and economic cohesion during the process of modernization.


Architecture of Sound

Tuesday, September 20, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin Street, Lower Level

Panelists discuss and explore the relationship between architecture, acoustics and the live performance experience and how San Francisco Bay Are musical venues have contributed to unique and memorable musical performances.


IIDA Leader’s Breakfast 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.

The Four Seasons

757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

“The Story of Stuff” author Annie Leonard is this year’s featured speaker.


CCSF North Beach/Chinatown Campus Tour

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

620 Washington Street, San Francisco

A hard-hat tour of the new CCSF North Beach/Chinatown campus due for completion in Spring 2012.


The Transbay Transit Center: “Grand Central of the West”

Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco

A panel will discuss the visionary Transbay Transit Center project and its potential to transform both downtown San Francisco and the Bay Area’s Regional transportation system as a whole.


Twenty Five Lusk: Raw + Refined

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

25 Lusk Street, San Francisco

Visit this one-time smokehouse and meat-processing facility, now one of the city’s hottest new restaurants where new materials and finishes counterpoint with the existing elements of brick, concrete & rough-sawn timber.


REM Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect Short Film

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

This film is an engaging portrait of a visionary man that takes us to the heart of his ideas. Also showing is Castrum and a YouTube Video and shorts contest in which entrants describe what architecture means to them.


Pier 24 Guided Tour: The Art of Transformation

Friday, September 29, 2011, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Pier 24, The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Pier 24 is part of the ongoing reinvention and transformation of the city’s outmoded port infrastructure. It’s currently the largest space of its kind dedicated to photography in the United States.


Closing Night Party: Architecture & The City

Friday, September 29, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

Swissnex San Francisco, 730 Montgomery Street, San Francisco

The culmination of multiple design solutions that are relevant to the festival theme of “Architecture of Consequence”.