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September 5, 2014

Architecture and the City

The Architecture and the City festival, which takes place every September in San Francisco, is the nation’s largest architectural festival of its kind. Presented by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, this month-long event features a wide variety of programs including behind the scenes walking tours, films, exhibitions, lectures and more.

Whether you are looking to engage with the local design community or want to learn more about San Francisco’s unparalleled architectural wealth from the past, present and future, the Architecture and the City festival offers activities to engage everyone’s interests from professionals to enthusiasts and even children.

One of the most popular events featured every year is the San Francisco Living Home Tours. Open to the public, these open house showcases allow you to peek inside some of the city’s best designed residences. Tour participants can discover innovative and inspiring design solutions, explore housing trends in a wide variety of architectural styles and engage with the design teams that created them.

Each year offers a unique theme. Past festival themes include Home: My San Francisco (2014), Unbuilt San Francisco (2013), Design: It’s About Time (2012), Architecture of Consequence (2011), Investigating Urban Metabolisms (2010), Everyday Design (2009) and Design for Community (2008).

Tickets to this popular festival sell out fast! For ticket information, full listings of events, home listings and more, visit

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