You can significantly impact the next generation of designers and informed community members. The Architectural Foundation of SF connects design + build professionals with students in our high school programs for personalized mentoring arranged to fit your schedule. See our Guidelines / FAQ, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Design Learning, Designs Futures
Connecting youth with professionals and providing skills, inspiration and a deep understanding of what it takes to create and build the environment of our future.
The mission of the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco is to enhance the awareness and appreciation of architecture and the design process in the local community.
Spaces are still available in both the June and July sessions of the AFSF Summer Design Institute! Any high school student is invited to participate in this intensive 3-week deep dive into the world of architecture, including twice weekly mentoring by an architect, engineer, or other design professional. This year’s program will again be online, focusing on
The Architectural Foundation of SF congratulates all 142 students from 13 schools across 4 countries and 5 states for their innovative and high-quality submissions in our 53rd annual High School Design Competition. Thank you as well to our jurors for their thoughtful reflections on the award-winning entries. Click here to see a list of all winners, and
The first AFSF Fitness Challenge was a huge success!
Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in the 2021 inaugural AFSF Fitness Challenge!
Collectively, you ran, biked or walked over 2,000 miles. That’s equivalent to crossing all 8 of the SF Bay’s bridges over 70 times! And you raised more than $30,000 for our educational programs!
Special gratitude to our sponsors:
Congratulations and THANK YOU to all our Saturday Design Institute participants
In 4 short weeks, they created an impressive array of original designs
Stay tuned for details on Saturday Design 22-23
2021 Design Ideas Collective
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2nd annual AFSF Design Ideas Collective!! High school students were invited to consider design solutions to address the intersection of our housing and climate crises in proposing designs for a growing and thriving city. The breadth, detail, thoughtfulness, and originality of students’ submission was astonishing. The work these youth put in, and the creative approaches they articulated, gives us all hope for our future, especially in these challenging times.
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