HS Design Competition moves on-line

Posted on March 24, 2020 by AFSF

For the last fifty years, the Architectural Foundation of SF has hosted a design competition for high school students throughout the Bay Area and beyond. As we monitor the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, plans are underway to pivot the submission and judging to a digital process so all students will continue to have the opportunity to engage with this creative and academic challenge. As we are a month out from the original submission date of April 25th, we will announce more details including possible schedule changes while we work with schools and teachers to determine the best timeline for all involved. We eagerly support your interest in this competition while prioritizing everyone’s health and safety first.

AFSF High School Design Competition 2020

Posted on January 15, 2020 by AFSF

Announcing the 51st annual High School Design Competition! Students from across the Bay Area are encouraged to enter. Awards for individual and group entries, as well as physical and digital models. Support available for teachers. All entries must be submitted on April 25th. Details here.

Summer Design 2020!

Posted on January 15, 2020 by AFSF

Enroll now in the 2020 AFSF Summer Design Institute. Choose one 3-week session, June 15 – July 2 or July 13 – 31. Gain high-tech professional skills, create a portfolio of original work, make friends and have fun! More info here. Apply here.

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