Market Street Prototyping Festival

Market Street Prototyping

Save the Date, April 9-11

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Shaping the future of Market St.
Market Street runs though the heart of our beautiful city, yet it can feel uninviting and disconnected. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Planning Department, and the James L. Knight Foundation believe that Market Street should bring together people from different neighborhoods and backgrounds. That’s why they’ve joined forces to help us make it a more engaging and vibrant destination.

An open call for creative ways to improve Market Street yielded hundreds of submissions from citizens and organizations. Fifty of these submissions were chosen to create rough models, or “prototypes”, that demonstrate how their idea would work. From April 9th – 11th, Market Street will come alive with these ideas. Its wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performances spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more.

Come and walk the festival route, check out the installations, and tell us what you think. A selection of these designs will then move from prototype to reality, as part of our city’s Better Market Street initiative.

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Solar-Hydrogen Future

2015- David Vasquez

Join The School of Landscape Architecture on Thursday March 5th, 2015 @ 6:30pm for an exciting lecture by David Vasquez about the Solar-Hydrogen Future and the possibilities it holds.

When: Thursday March 5th, 2015 – 6:30pm

Where: The Cannery, Suite 300


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Urban Apiary Project


Urban Apiary Project is looking for a freelance Roofscape Architect.

You will be asked to design rooftop gardens for buildings in the Bay Area.

The projects will range from a simple plant garden to more complex installations (plant walls, seating areas, deck, etc.).

The common goal of all the projects is to integrate and complement custom made modern honeybee hives installed on the rooftops.

Materials to be used: natural wood, metal, glass, BACSAC

The is the opportunity to see your work go from design to implementation in a few weeks, and work in an exciting start up environment of young entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds.

$1,000 – $2,500 per project


Email resume and portfolio link to: Raoul Dechant –


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LECTURE: Regenerating Landscapes

2015- Sergio Lima

Join The School of Landscape Architecture on Wednesday February 25th, 2015 @ 6:30pm for an exciting lecture by Sergio Lima about a series of projects he has worked on in Tulsa, Oklahoma between 2005 and 2012  with a focus on the Arkansas River Master Plan, Brady District Streetscape, 41st Street Plaza, Blair Property renovation, and Guthrie Green. Lima will discuss the importance of the design of the landscape in stimulating and regenerating synergies for an entire city.

When: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 – 6:30pm

Where: The Cannery, Suite 300


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LECTURE: Structures in the Landscape

Stroyan Class

Join instructor Stephanie Troyan’s class LAN 360: The Technical World 3: Construction Documents, today (February 19th, 2015) at  3:30 pm for a presentation by a representative of Ross Recreation Equipment regarding Playground structures and Landscape Furnishings as well as insight about how vendors work with Landscape Architects on both public and private projects.

When: February 19th, 2015 @ 3:30pm

Where: The Cannery, Room 300B

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Wright Yang and Alan Lewis Present: RIBBON PARK

20150219- Stormwater Design Creativity

Join Wright Yang, Senior Associate of Hargreaves Associates, and instructor of LAN 660 (Designing Public Spaces) and LAN 801 (Graduate Directed Study) of the School of Landscape Architecture at the Academy of Art University, and Alan Lewis, Associate Director Open Space Practice Leader of SOM San Francisco for the presentation of Ribbon Park in Tanguu, Tianjin, China.

When: Thursday, February 19th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94104.

Learn about one of the leading open space and stormwater design projects in China, and network with professionals in the field of Landscape Architecture.

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On February 11th, 2015 The School of Landscape Architecture celebrated a monumental moment. The grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of its new home at San Francisco’s historic and iconic Cannery!

Just over 4 years ago, our  first classes commenced with a handful of bright students, and today with over one hundred engaged and committed BFA and MFA students (online and onsite) enrolled, our school is excited to have a place to call a home of its own in one of San Francisco’s most history and design rich nodes.

The evening began with an impassioned and thoughtful speech by the Director of the School of Landscape Architecture, Heather Clendenin, continued by the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in which all attendees, students, faculty, administration, and friends cut red ribbons to commence a new chapter for the department.

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Following the ceremony, students of various studios and classes presented the audience with ample information regarding the context, history, environment, programming, demographics, etc… of The Cannery and its environs that make the presence of The School of Landscape Architecture in this particular location ever more exciting and inspirational.

In addition to information, analysis, and facts, students Baryuth Moran and Eric Arneson offered design solutions for the surrounding neighborhood and the building, while students Anni Holma, Nadia De La Torre, Tianmiao Yang, Hsiao Shien Lin,and  Kai Chie Shuie  implemented a striking tape art installation that symbolizes growth and big ideas at the entry to our studio space.


As student Erick Munoz so eloquently stated: “[Being at] The Cannery  marks a new chapter for The School of Landscape Architecture which will have a major positive impact on all of our students.We are located in an area that is surrounded by different types of open space that we can study, analyze, learn from, and use as testing ground in order to create better designs.”

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day


There is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than at a party with friends!

Join the Academy of Art University at Jillian’s at the Metreon (175 4th Street) for free food, DJ, face painting, photo booth, pool tables,  prizes, and dancing.


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Emerging Proff

The Emerging Professionals program was launched in January 2010, by the Northern California Chapter of the ASLA, to engage newer members of the profession and help them develop in the field of landscape architecture. We seek to achieve this goal by creating opportunities for networking, training, design experience, and mentorship. Recent events include a panel discussion on starting your own firm, a volunteer day to identify and remove invasive plants from a restored wetland, and the development of a conceptual master plan for an elementary schoolyard in Oakland.

Hope you can join is for our monthly happy hour.
WHAT: ASLA NCC Emerging Professionals Monthly Happy Hour

WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 around 5:30

WHERE: ThirstyBear Brewing Company

661 Howard Street, San Francisco

WHO: ASLA NCC and affiliates.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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School of Landscape Architecture Presents: THE CANNERY RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY!

2015 - Cannery Ribbon Cutting

Join Students, Faculty, and the Administration of The School of Landscape Architecture in celebrating The Cannery as our new home!

Where: The Cannery, Suite 300
When: February 11th, 2015 from 6:30 – 9 pm

Event Details:
6:30 – 7:00 Socializing and Refreshments
7:00 – 7:15  Ribbon Cutting
7:15 – 9:00 Student Presentations

DISCOVER The Cannery and Environs Through Student Presentations About:

  • The history of The Cannery and the environs: particularly Aquatic Park, North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Ghirardelli Square
  • A Collection of photo studies done in different scales to observe elements of material, aesthetic and movement in our new neighborhood and observations about what each has to offer
  • The history of shipping on this side of the City and the concept of being “shanghaied”
  • A catalog of public open spaces from the corner of Kearny and Embarcadero to the Aquatic Park Pier
  • Details of the local urban watershed…

…..and MUCH MUCH More! 


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