American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter


AIA San Francisco improves quality of life in the Bay Area by promoting architecture and design. We further this goal through community involvement, education, advocacy, public outreach, member service and professional excellence.

Our programs and events provide excellent marketing opportunities for those wishing to reach professionals in or related to the architectural industry.

Sponsor Benefits include:

Relationship-Building | Being a Partner is a cost-effective way to gain access to AIASF members and help develop the key relationships needed for your company to maximize its potential in our ever-more competitive industry.

Exposure | Each year, AIASF produces a diverse calendar of educational programs and networking events which offer unique opportunities to promote your business directly to the local architectural community, allied professionals and design enthusiasts that participate in these events.

Positioning | Demonstrate your leadership in the areas that matter to your business and position your company as a thought-leader and source of trusted information. There is no better opportunity to differentiate your firm from your competition to the people who can make a difference in your success.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities at AIA San Francisco below.

Fill out the AIA San Francisco Sponsorship Agreement + Payment Form

For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, email AIASF or call (415) 874-2637.


Sustaining Sponsors

AIA San Francisco Sustaining Sponsors are part of a unique community of peers who believe in supporting the Bay Area’s architectural community through our annual programs and events.

Sustaining Sponsorship supports:

  • Educational programs, which offer opportunities for professional development and collaboration
  • Partnership initiatives that build relationships with representatives from allied disciplines and the greater community
  • Advocacy outreach, which voices the shared concerns of our members to local decision-makers
  • Committee events that support special interests and community building
  • Accessible facilities in San Francisco’s Financial District, which provide a home for our professional community
  • Exhibitions in the AIASF Gallery, highlighting work of our members + innovation in the profession
  • Lectures, tours and workshops featuring thought-leaders and inspiring content
  • Annual Member Meeting + Reception – a great opportunity to connect with allies and peers!
  • Development of robust communications tools to keep our members and partners informed
  • Strategic planning initiatives, which enable AIASF to continue providing exemplary service to our members

Learn more about our Sustaining Sponsorship program:

Download 2017 Sustaining Sponsorship Brochure


Community Alliance Awards

AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program celebrates the best in architecture, design, and sustainability in the Bay Area. The introduction of Community Alliance Awards expands the program to honor the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment. Learn more about sponsoring this program:

Download the 2016 Community Alliance Awards Sponsorship Brochure


NEXT Conference

What is NEXT in the built Environment? How do we prepare ourselves, our clients, our businesses and our community to stay ahead of the curve? Join AIASF for the NEXT Conference in Spring 2017, where we will gather the best minds in the Bay Area building and design community for multitrack educational sessions, incomparable networking experiences and exploration of what the future holds for architecture, design and allied industries within the built community. Hosted in San Francisco, a city recognized as a leading hub for innovative design leaders and thinkers, AIASF NEXT provides an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge ideas, projects, and practices that will impact the next generation of the architecture and design profession as well as the future of the built environment. Gathering the best and brightest in AEC for information sharing, conversation, and networking on the latest in place-making, business, design and technology, AIASF NEXT will be the platform to help you generate new clients, relationships, and business.

Information coming soon on how to sponsor the 2017 NEXT Conference.


Design Awards

AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in architecture and design from Bay Area individuals and organizations. Design Awards winners are announced at the Design Awards Gala and featured in an issue of California Home + Design. Learn more about sponsoring this program:

Download the 2016 Design Awards Gala Sponsor Brochure

Download the 2016 Design Awards Supporting Design Firm Brochure


Architecture and the City festival

Celebrating San Francisco's unique built environment and design community, Architecture and the City is one of the first festivals of its kind to feature behind the scenes tours, films, exhibitions, lectures, workshops, the San Francisco Living: Home Tours, and more. Presented in collaboration with over 100 partners throughout the city, the festival provides a broad spectrum of opportunities for the public to engage with the local architecture community and built environment. Learn more about sponsoring this program:

Download the 2016 Architecture + the City Festival Sponsorship Brochure

A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Center for Architecture + Design, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

AIA San Francisco is a 501(c)6 (Tax ID 94-0896340). While your sponsorship is not tax deductible a charitable donation, it may be deductible as a business expense. Consult your tax professional for guidance on IRS compliance.

2016 Sustaining Sponsors