Archtoberfest: San Diego Architecture + Design Month

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Image Cour­tesy of 2016 Arch­to­ber­fest San Diego

By Aman­da Eva Jun­gles, Mar­ket­ing Coor­di­na­tor, Delaw­ie

In Octo­ber, all archi­tec­ture and design afi­ciona­dos hap­pi­ly clut­ter their cal­en­dars with a myr­i­ad of free or low-cost events cen­tered on Arch­to­ber­fest, an annu­al, month-long col­lab­o­ra­tive pro­gram cel­e­brat­ing design excel­lence. SMPS San Diego has many archi­tects as mem­bers, and we’d like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to high­light Arch­to­ber­fest! Check out the events below and meet archi­tects, inte­ri­or design­ers, archi­tec­tur­al crit­ics, design pro­fes­sors, and most impor­tant­ly, future stew­ards of this great pro­fes­sion!

Arch­to­ber­fest kicks off on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 29th, with San Diego Archi­tec­tur­al Foundation’s PechaKucha Night, a pre­sen­ta­tion of 8 cre­ative minds show­cas­ing 20 curat­ed slides in 20 sec­onds incre­ments.

Inter­est­ed in see­ing which local projects will win San Diego Archi­tec­tur­al Foundation’s cov­et­ed 2016 Orchid & Onion Awards? On Octo­ber 13th, cel­e­brate 40 years of friend­ly, engag­ing and provoca­tive archi­tec­tur­al crit­i­cism with a recep­tion at Hor­ton Plaza fol­lowed by an awards cer­e­mo­ny at Sprek­les The­atre.

See just how art­ful­ly San Diego archi­tects are shap­ing San Diego’s built envi­ron­ment at SMPS San Diego’s Octo­ber 19th lun­cheon, “Archi­tec­ture in San Diego: Trends Shap­ing the Future of America’s Finest City”, fea­tur­ing a pan­el of lead­ers from promi­nent local archi­tec­ture firms, mod­er­at­ed by Mar­vin Malecha, FAIA, Pres­i­dent of NewSchool of Archi­tec­ture + Design. Con­firmed Speak­ers include Jonathan Segal, FAIA, of Jonathan Segal FAIA & Devel­op­ment Com­pa­ny, Eric Naslund, FAIA, of Stu­dio E Archi­tects, Frank Ter­nasky, AIA, LEED AP of Delaw­ie, Ben Dal­ton, AIA, of The Miller Hull Part­ner­ship LLP, and Kotaro Naka­mu­ra, AIA, LEED AP of Roes­ling Naka­mu­ra Ter­a­da Archi­tects, Inc.

On Octo­ber 27th, towards the tail end of Arch­to­ber­fest, the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Archi­tects (AIA) San Diego Chap­ter will host its annu­al Design Awards Pro­gram. This event will rec­og­nize out­stand­ing archi­tec­tur­al design by AIA San Diego Chap­ter mem­bers, San Diego-based archi­tects in any loca­tion, and work in San Diego by archi­tects around the globe.  

If you’re an archi­tect or sim­ply inspired by design, Octo­ber is the month to cel­e­brate San Diego’s archi­tec­ture scene—from the vision­ar­ies to the built envi­ron­ments they cre­ate.

Arch­to­ber­fest | www​.arch​to​ber​fest​.com

Orchids & Onions | www​.orchid​san​do​nions​.org

AIA San Diego Design Awards Pro­gram | www​.aiasandiego​.org

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