SPUR Evening Symposium: New and old: Architectural fusion in the densifying city

"The quest for sustainability will increasingly concentrate development in cities, generating a greater fusion of old and new styles of architecture, especially as policy incentives are implemented that encourage major additions to existing buildings. Charles F. Bloszies, AIA, author of a forthcoming book from Princeton Architectural Press exploring this trend, will lead preservation architect Bruce Judd, architect/historian Anne-Catrin Schulz of Colliers and real estate broker Dan Cressman of Grubb & Ellis in a discussion of the complex issues involved. Co-sponsored by AIA San Francisco."


SPUR Forum: New Plans for New Areas

From SPUR: Much of San Francisco’s current development boom has its basis in the ambitious area plans the city adopted over the past decade. With no new area plans in the pipeline, however, smaller-scale planning efforts will be leading development into the future. Come learn about some of these targeted, tactical strategies that hope to […]

SPUR Walking Tour: The City and the Urban Center

"Don’t miss this behind-the-scenes tour of SPUR with exhibition curator Benjamin Grant and Urban Center architect Peter Pfau. From the City Builders, to the Regionalists to the current movement of Eco-Urbanists, you’ll learn about the urban planning movements that have shaped San Francisco’s physical and social landscapes—and get an exclusive peek at the architectural and […]

SPUR Forum: Building the Market and Octavia Plan

From SPUR: Image courtesy of Flickr user Steve Boland Market and Octavia, the first Better Neighborhoods Plan, was adopted in 2007. The plan is now becoming reality, with several new projects being built or recently finished. Come hear from the architects of the area’s new housing developments as they share their vision for the future of the neighborhood. Co-presented by […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

See parking guru Donald Shoup speak in person this Wednesday, and then speak your mind on transit service cuts at the crucial MTA Board meeting on Friday. Here are the week’s highlights: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Building Green in China: A presentation by architect Jeff Heller. Learn about the intricacies of the design and approval […]

Architects Reject AIA’s Call to “Work With” Trump

Somebody gotta draw the base and frieze details of that wall. #NotMyAIA https://t.co/5yQuRtks5r — Erkin Özay (@erkinozay) November 12, 2016 We are all wondering this now. When our faces are used for marketing, but our backs not protected, that’s a systemic problem. #NotMyAIA https://t.co/eS3lSXqavS — define design deploy (@LATENT_DESIGN) November 11, 2016 Architects around the […]

SPUR: Designing Silicon Valley

From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user roland This event will take place in San Jose. Steve Jobs combined a ruthless pursuit of excellence with an understanding of what people love about product design. His successful products were ones that elicited an emotional connection. But while his designs are enduringly clever and showed emotional intelligence, the architecture […]