Call for program submissions are now open for the 20th Annual Architecture + the City Festival. Festival programs currently will offer in-person and virtual experiences.



  • Thursday, March 6: Call for submissions opens
  • Friday, May 5, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time): Deadline for submissions proposal
  • May 8-19: Review process
  • Monday, May 22: Accept/Decline notifications 
  • September 8-30: Festival

(Updated 3/17/23)

Co-presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with AIA San Francisco, the annual Architecture + the City Festival celebrates San Francisco's built environment through a variety of behind-the-scenes programs, walking tours, home tours, literature, exhibitions, and presentations. 

Questions? Contact

The following are suggested topics to consider when submitting a program proposal. View the 2022 Architecture + the City Calendar of Events for inspirations.

  • What has been the narrative of architecture and design amidst a global pandemic?
  • How has architecture impacted you and the (re)use of space?
  • How have you stayed connected during a time of separation and what types of architecture and design have you found inspiration?
  • What challenges continue to be part of housing, climate change, economic and health equity?
  • How do we design with connection in mind, that is human-centered and focuses on health, inclusivity and resilience?
  • How can we seamlessly connect the present urban community to empower a more deliberate, livable San Francisco?

Each year the festival explores and reveals the many layers of San Francisco and how ­architecture and design play a key role in the ever-changing urban landscape. We look forward to hearing your programming ideas that reflect the current narrative.

Proceeds from Architecture + the City Festival program benefits the Center for Architecture + Design; proceeds from the Festival Home Tours benefit AIA San Francisco.

Additional details to be provided to selected projects; all programming is subject to change.


Annabelle Udo-O'Malley, Programs Director,

Claire Hansen, Programs Associate,

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.