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RECORD Reveals: San Francisco
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Architectural Record has asked a panel of figures in the San Francisco architecture world—from designers to product distributors to critics—to recommend favorite local architecture and other destinations that visitors should check out while in town for the AIA convention.

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Piano’s California Academy of Sciences to Morphosis’ federal building

In our “My San Francisco” video series, Bay-Area luminaries take us on tours of their favorite local architecture. SFMOMA curator Henry Urbach, Gensler managing director Scott Dunlap, and others discuss San-Francisco architecture from Piano’s California Academy of Sciences to Morphosis’ federal building.

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AIA 2009/San Fransisco Photos

The American Institute of Architects' annual convention is being held in San Francisco, April 30 through May 2. To celebrate the host city's built environment, the editors of Architectural Record invite architects and other visitors to share their images of the Bay Area’s best buildings as well as photos from the convention. Local firms are encouraged to submit examples of their own work.

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AIA 2009 Honor Awards

When looking at the 2009 AIA Honor Awards as a whole, it is easy to comprehend why this year’s winners were chosen. The group—which includes nine projects in the category of Architecture, 10 projects in Interiors, and six in Urban Design, along with the Gold Medal, Firm of the Year, and 25 Year awards—all reveal what could be called a connection to connections.

Photo © Tim Griffith

Project Portfolio

Project Portfolio

"It started with the de Young," say many San Francisco architects. But even before the Herzog & de Meuron-designed museum opened, the city had begun to see a spate of high-profile projects taking shape. The profiles below offer a look back at the last few years in San Francisco architecture.

Photos © Tim Griffith


Bringing Good Design to Affordable Housing
Bay Area architects see their affordable housing work as part of a long tradition of progressive culture and urbanism.

Photo © Brian Rose

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San Francisco Stories
San Francisco Stories

A collection of recent articles from RECORD’s Web site, covering Bay-Area projects, people, and more.

Photo © Richard Barnes

About the AIA

To learn about the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and to download a membership application, visit our About the AIA section. Plus, check out the AIA 2009 National Convention Web site to register for the event and view a schedule. Also, visit the Web site for the San Francisco chapter of the AIA.

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AIA 2009/San Francisco Photos
West Wing, Moscone Center
by: jenna_mcknight
Building Team/Key Players: AIA
Location: San Fran
Headlands Center for the Arts
by: hdsmith
Building Team/Key Players: Mark Cavagnero Assoc
Location: Marin Headlands
Twists at the De Young
by: jlurie200
Building Team/Key Players: Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco
Location: Golden Gate Park
Headlands Center for the Arts
by: jenna_mcknight
Building Team/Key Players: Mark Cavagnero Assoc
Location: Marin Headlands

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