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The Center for Architecture + Design Gallery is one of the West Coast’s only galleries devoted solely to the exploration of architecture and design. The gallery specializes in exhibitions that showcase the best of the Bay Area’s design talent, while also exploring issues of national and international concern.

Periodically, panel discussions explore the issues and themes presented within the current exhibition. Learn more about past exhibitions here.


Current Exhibition: Show and Tell

Show and Tell runs February 25th – April 15, 2014. M-F 9am-5pm

In honor of AIGA’s Centennial, Show and Tell is an up-close and personal look at legendary designers’ early studies, work process, and work product. During the exhibit there will be a series of small conversational event gatherings with design leaders at the Center for Architecture + Design gallery in San Francisco.

Event Schedule: February 25 to April 15th

  • March 3 “The Rise of the DEO” with Maria Giudice
  • March 7 “Pencil Paper Scissors” with Michael Mabry
  • March 24 “What Were We Thinking?” with Amy Gustincic
  • March 31 “Knowing Bill Moggridge” with Karin Moggridge + Mike Nuttall
  • April 7 “The Late, Great Michael Cronan” with Ann Willoughby
  • April 14 Closing Reception with Richard Danne + AIGA SF Medalists

    Curated by Karin Hibma : : CRONAN : : 2012 AIGA SF Fellow

    For more information, contact Dawn Zidonis, Executive Director AIGA SF 415-626-6008 and please visit: www.aigasf.org. Please note: the Gallery is an event space. For the best viewing experience, call ahead to confirm the time for your visit.

    2013 Architecture at Zero Exhibition

    Architecture at Zero Competition Entrants

    Architecture at Zero 2013 is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design. The challenge is to create a design for a new, roughly 150 unit mixed-use residential apartment building located in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, California. The building must be a mix of affordable and market rate housing units, include a full neighborhood-serving grocery store on the ground level, and be plausibly designed as close to zero net energy as possible.

    Learn more

    Click here to view past exhibitions.