American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter


Volunteers help to make our work possible. You don't need to be an architect to get involved at AIASF– we engage countless Bay Area design enthusiasts each year to help spread the message about the local architecture and design community.

"What I enjoy about volunteering with AIA San Francisco is the opportunity to meet working professionals and observe their amazing work. It is the best way for me to stay connected in the world of architecture of which I love." - Ugoeze, AIASF volunteer

"Volunteering with AIASF was both beneficial and enjoyable, as it was the perfect way for me to network as a grad student. What I enjoyed most was meeting new people on a constant basis, whether it was event participants, AIA staff, or even fellow volunteers. Speaking to a variety of creative people at one place was extremely mind opening, and it didn't even feel as if I was volunteering." - Hashem, AIASF volunteer

From the month-long Architecture and the City festival, held annually in September, to AIASF's San Francisco and Marin Living: Home Tours series, there are many ways to get involved. Learn more about volunteer opportunities below. You must create a profile with VolunteerHub to see available volunteer opportunities.


Questions? Email Karsen Maruca for more information on becoming a volunteer.

A+C Festival

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 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.


San Francisco and Marin Living: Home Tours

AIA San Francisco's Home Tours series provides visitors with the exclusive opportunity to see some of the Bay Area's most cutting-edge residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, learn more about the design process, explore housing trends and discover innovative design solutions that illustrate the positive impact of great design.

Member Events

Annual Member Party

The Annual Member Party brings together members, partners, volunteers, sponsors and industry leaders for an evening of celebration and to recognize those who contribute to the organization's success.

Award Programs

Design Awards

AIA San Francisco’s annual Design Awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in architecture and design from Bay Area individuals and organizations. Award winners are announced and celebrated at the Design Awards Gala, held annually in April.