Architecture and the City Festival
1596 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA, SF, United States
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design present the tenth anniversary of the Architecture and the City festival, the nation's largest architectural festival of its kind. Taking place in San Francisco every September, the monthlong celebration features behind the scenes and walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more, providing opportunities for participants to engage with the local architecture community and experience design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. Over 40 festival programs throughout the month will address varying aspects of the design and planning process. As we experience elements of our built environment at various stages– from theoretical urban interventions and works in progress to civic landmarks and hidden histories– architects and designers will discuss the ways their work alters and redefines the city we call home. San Francisco's architectural heritage consists of the buildings and spaces we see and touch, but also the structures that were never built and the plans that never came to be. The 2013 festival theme, Unbuilt San Francisco, will explore a parallel history of this ever-provocative city. Unbuilt San Francisco, a collaborative exhibition co-curated by AIA San Francisco, Center for Architecture + Design, Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley, California Historical Society, SPUR and the San Francisco Public Library, will be on view August - December 2013 at various locations.