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2017 High School Design Competition Challenge!

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco is pleased to announce our 48th annual HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN COMPETITION This is an exciting competition where high school students put their design skills, creativity, spatial and analytical thinking and craftsmanship to the test. With the guidance of instructors, high school students design a building and communicate their design …

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Announcing the 2017 Summer Design Institute!

The Architecture Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 Build SF Summer Design Institute. June 13-30, 2017. A fast-paced, exciting opportunity for high school students to gain high-tech archticture and design skills working on real-world challenges. For more info and to apply: Build SF Summer Design Institute

2016 Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Award presented to Interstice Architects.

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco presents the Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize every year to a small San Francisco architectural firm honoring design excellence. This year the prize has been awarded to Interstice Architects of San Francisco, for DREAM:shop. The prize is given in honor of San Francisco architect Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick (1935 – 1988). Kirby’s work …

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LMS Architects wins the 2014 Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize.

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco presents the Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize every year to a small San Francisco architectural firm honoring design excellence. This year the prize has been awarded to LMS Architects for their work on the new Firehouse Number 1. The clients for the new Firehouse are SFMOMA, SFFD & SFDPW. The prize is given in honor …

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MAKE THE CONNECTION 2013: Proceeds to benefit The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

Make the Connection is an annual mixer that brings together professionals from the architectural, construction, engineering, facility management, green building, interior design and marketing communities in Northern California for an evening of conversation and cocktails. Presented by AIA, IIDA, IFMA, SMPS, and USGBC. Each year the proceeds from the Make the Connection event benefit a …

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Of Interest to All

Build SF Update The 2012 school year has begun and Build San Francisco is again accepting students. This year we are running three programs, including morning design studios with Independence and Ida B. Wells High Schools. The afternoon Build San Francisco Institute program is rapidly filling up, with a great group of students from eight …

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Economic Development by Proxy

012 VENICE BIENNALE Economic Development by Proxy Posted on: August 13, 2012By DOUGLAS BURNHAM In 2010, amid the severe economic downturn, San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office requested proposals for temporary uses on city-owned vacant lots as a way to spur economic development within a neighborhood marred by a 10-block-long linear void created when the earthquake-damaged Central Free­way was …

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