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: