DATE CHANGE for the AFSF Golf Tournament – now Nov. 4, 2019

Posted on August 31, 2019 by AFSF

We are rescheduling the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco’s 18th Anniversary Golf Tournament.  It will now be held Monday, NOVEMBER 4, 2019 at the spectacular Presidio Golf Course. Come play with more than 144 players from across the design, building and architectural worlds. And enjoy the ambience of the Presidio Clubhouse for our dinner, auction and awards following a fabulous day of golf.

AFSF Golf Tournament – 9/9/19

Posted on July 9, 2019 by AFSF

Join us for the Architectural Foundation of SF’s 18th Anniversary Golf Tournament, Sept. 9, 2019 at the spectacular Presidio Golf Course. Support AFSF’s unique educational programming while enjoying a great day of gold with professionals and clients from the design and construction worlds. Includes dinner with an auction and awards. More info here:

Please use our 2019 Golf Flyer to register your foursome(s).

Our Sponsorship Opportunities Form includes options for your company, including Tournament Title Sponsor, food (meals, carts, drinks), on-course games, Tee Signs, Goody Bag items and donating Auction items.

Registration extended for the July Summer Design Institute!

Posted on June 21, 2019 by AFSF

The June session of the AFSF Summer Design Institute is full and has already begun. However, there are still spaces available in the July 8 – 26 session. More info here.

Sign up here

QuestionS? Email:

See you next month!

Celebrate 50 years of the High School Design Competition

Posted on April 26, 2019 by AFSF

Sat., Apr. 27, 5pm, 45 Fremont St., Ste. 1500 (Gensler)




Please join us in celebrating the golden anniversary of our annual High School Design Competition!

All projects from this year’s entry pool will be on display.

Saturday April 27, 2019



45 Fremont Street

Suite 1500

San Francisco, CA 94105

RSVP here:

Tickets to the event are complimentary. Donations in support of both the event and AFSF are welcomed.*

*checks made payable to “Architectural Foundation of San Francisco” and may be sent to:  AFSF │ 901 Mission Street, Suite 304 │ San Francisco, CA 94103

We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!

20th Annual Awards Breakfast: May 16.

Posted on March 23, 2019 by AFSF

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco’s Twentieth Annual Awards Breakfast will be Thurs., May 16, 2019

The City Club, 155 Sansome St.

7:30 – 9:30 am

Click here to order tickets. 

Click here for more information. 

High School Design Competition 2019!

Posted on January 22, 2019 by AFSF

AFSF presents the 50th Annual High School Design Competition for students throughout the Bay Area!

This year, students are challenged to design the new Tenderloin YMCA at UC-Hastings as key part of plans to integrate the campus into the community.  Details here:
Entries must be submitted Sat., April 27 between 10:00am and 12:00 noon.
Awards ceremony, Sun, April 28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.
Location: TBD (stay tuned!)
3 categories: Best Design (single), Best Group entry, and Best Digital entry.
First place winner in the overall superiority category also receives a 4-week summer pre-college scholarship at the California College of the Arts.
More info, contact: Ryan Lee, 415-277-3041,

Summer Design 2019!

Posted on January 14, 2019 by AFSF

AFSF proudly announces the 

2019 Summer Design Institute!

June 17 –  July 3*        – or –
July 8 – 26

9:00 am-noon, Mon – Fri*
$2,500.00 includes tuition and all materials.
Session 1 includes a Saturday field trip

Posted on July 27, 2018 by AFSF

One of our current interns was so impacted by his AFSF experience last year, he signed up to for another summer with us.  Read Anthony Martinez’s reflections on the latest blog:

AFSF is a proud sponsor and host of Future Grads interns, in partnership with the SF Police Dept and  

2018 Kirby Award Winner:

Posted on June 8, 2018 by AFSF

The Architectural Foundation is proud to award the 2018 Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize to Fletcher Studio for their impressive redesign of South Park, San Francisco’s oldest public open space. The Kirby prize is awarded annually by AFSF in recognition of the best new building by a small firm.  Congratulations to David Fletcher and the rest of the Fletcher studio team!

High School Design Competition this weekend!

Posted on April 20, 2018 by AFSF

Entries for the 49th annual High School Design Competition must be submitted this Saturday, April 21, 10am – noon at:

420 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94107


The competition is hosted by Associate Capital at this year’s Potrero Power Plant project site!  Click here for a detailed map of the venue.

Please utilize street parking along 23rd Street or the parking lot next to DHL.

Public transportation: take Muni T-line to 3rd St. and 23rd St. or the 22 or 48 bus lines to 3rd St. and 20th St.

Disregard the note about only allowing “black/white and shades of grey.” The use of color in drawings and models will be accepted.

AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at the same location.  All entrants, parents, family members, instructors and friends are encouraged to attend. Winners will be announced and awards presented.  Doors open promptly at 4:00pm.

Prizes in 3 categories: 1) Best Design (single entrant), 2) Best Group entry and 3) Best Digital entry.   The first place winner in the overall superiority category will receive a four week summer pre-college scholarship at the California College of the Arts.

For more info on the competition, including the complete packet, click here.