AIASF's next Housing Forum envisions San Francisco in 2100

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AIASF's next Housing Forum envisions San Francisco in 2100

AIASF will be holding a housing forum moderated by Gwendolyn Wright. (Courtesy AIASF)

The American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF) chapter will hold a housing forum on March 24th titled Envisioning San Francisco in 2100 that will focus on housing innovation for the San Francisco Bay Area.

The forum will be moderated by architectural historian and Columbia University GSAPP Professor of Architecture Gwendolyn Wright and will work as a follow-up to a smaller convocation Wright presided over last fall. The forum will feature a keynote speech by Bay Area architect David Baker. Baker’s firm, David Baker Architects, works extensively across the Bay Area to promote and build innovative housing projects aimed at a variety of populations.

Baker’s speech will be followed by a panel discussion and break-out sessions focused on issues relating to the use of public space, housing typologies, and housing finance and design with a special emphasis on what San Francisco’s housing stock might look like toward the beginning of the next century.

Panelists for the debate portion of the event will include:

Adrianne Steichen, AIA, principal, PYATOK
Alexa Arena, development manager, Lend Lease
Allison Arieff, editorial director, SPUR + contributing writer, The New York Times
Cynthia Parker, CEO, Bridge Housing
Johanna Hoffman, landscape architect, Urban Fabrick
Jonelle Simunich, foresight specialist, Arup Foresight + Research + Innovation
Jeff Till, design principal, Studio Till
Kearstin Dischinger, policy planner, citywide, San Francisco Planning Dept.
Rachel Flynn, AIA, vice president of planning, FivePoint Lennar Housing, former planning director, City of Oakland
Riki Nishimura, AIA, director of urban strategies, Gensler
Sonja Trauss, principal, SFBARF

For more information on the event, see the AIASF website.