Architecture Is…


In 2011, the Center for Architecture and Design received nearly 50 Architecture Is… entries from around the world, addressing subjects from the technical to the personal and using many cinematic styles.

1st Place in the youth category went to SoYoung Park, from Seongnam, South Korea, for the film “Architecture Is Us” (above). The jurors noted “the exploration of a very specific aspect of architectural memory, personal experience. The setting, in Seoul, makes the aspect of architectural memory even more poignant.”

To see all the short films, visit the Architecture Is… YouTube channel.


2011 Jury:
Ila Berman, Director of Architecture, California College of the Arts
Michael Bade, AIA, President, AIA San Francisco
Chris Gee, Filmmaker and Designer
Jenny Bolario and Luis Flores, Youth Radio

This contest was presented by the Center for Architecture and Design and the San Francisco Public Library. It was funded through support from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Architectural Foundation, CNA Insurance, and Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc.