City Makers Salon

City Makers, a new salon series sponsored by TraceSF, kicks off on October 28 at StoreFrontlab. Hosted by Amanda Loper of David Baker Architects and Emily Gosack of Jensen Architects, City Makers grew out of a desire to hear more from the women at the forefront of City Making, but their larger aim is to create an ongoing conversation that expands the notion of who makes our cities.

City Makers is a new salon series sponsored by TraceSF and hosted by Amanda Loper of David Baker Architects and Emily Gosack of Jensen Architects. City Makers grew out of a desire to hear more from the women at the forefront of City Making, but their larger aim is to create an ongoing conversation that expands the notion of who makes our cities.

The October 2015 series features Laura Crescimano, a founding principal of SITELAB urban studio, the San Francisco-based design strategy firm that is rethinking how we create public spaces. After launching in 2012, SITELAB’s research-driven approach to understanding what makes communities and spaces hum quickly captured the attention of some big players, but Crescimano and her partners, Evan Rose and Elanor Pries, are interested in all scales of city making. Her recent projects range from master plans for the 5M Project and Pier 70, both with Forest City, to a 300-pixel infographic for the non-proift, Destination Home.
 

Building a New Neighborhood

 Photo by Bruce Damonte

Photo by Bruce Damonte

Designing Within the Market and Octavia Area Plan

We're pleased to partner with the Architecture and the City Festival and David Baker Architects in hosting an evening discussion examining lessons learned in implementing the Market and Octavia Area Plan

Who better to tackle this topic than some of the designers who have played a key role in bringing the plan to life: Anne Fougeron, FAIA (Fougeron Architects), Owen Kennerly, AIA (Kennerly Architecture and Planning), Stanley Saitowitz (Natoma Architects), Daniel Simons, AIA (David Baker Architects) and moderator David Winslow (San Francisco Planning Department).

The panel takes place on Thursday, September 4, from 6-8PM. Space is limited so please register in advance.
 

Market-Octavia Area Plan

Since its approval in 2007, the Market and Octavia Area Plan has guided the Hayes Valley neighborhood's transformation, primarily through the development of affordable, rental and for-sale housing on sites freed by the removal of the former Central Freeway structure. With numerous projects now completed or in construction, many have hailed the plan as a successful model for neighborhood redevelopment. Our panel will weigh in on the opportunities and challenges of designing within the plan and offer takeaways for future neighborhood planning initiatives. 

Each September since 2003, the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design's Architecture and the City Festival has invited San Francisco to celebrate architecture and design. For more information on the month-long festival, visit: archandcity.org.