SF Itinerary


  • You will need a photo ID to get into Federal Building (American driver’s license or international passport)
  • It will cold for most of our trip, with rain forecast all day on Friday. We will still plan on spending a lot of time walking around outside, so dress appropriately (warm layers, walking shoes/boots, rain coat, umbrella)
  • Check out the map of places we’ll likely visit. Red is Thursday; blue is Friday; green is Saturday.
  • Driving to San Francisco will take four hours without traffic, not accounting for parking and walking to Pier 9, so give yourself plenty of time. I recommend taking the BART or MUNI to the Embarcadero station, and walking 15 minutes to Pier 9.  If you’re pressed for time have no choice but to park near Pier 9, plan on it costing $20-$30. The closest parking is at the corner of Broadway and Davis, at 735 Davis St, 50 Broadway.
  • The easiest way to get tickets for the BART or MUNI is to buy a “Clipper Card” at a drugstore or newsstand in SF, and pre-load any amount of money on the card. The MUNI does not give change.


  • 2:55 Meet in plaza space between Pier 9 and the Exploratorium
  • 3:00 Guided tour of Autodesk Pier 9. Pier 9 has strict security, so if you’re late it’s possible you won’t be able to join the tour.
  • 4:45 Brief walking tour: Exploratorium, Transbay, 350 Mission, SFMoMA, Jewish Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • 6:30 Studio dinner at Ferry Building

FRIDAY 01.22: SoMa

  • 9:00 Meet at Workshop Café co-working (180 Montgomery St)
  • 9:30 Tour of NextSpace co-working (28 2nd St 3rd floor)
  • 10:00 Visit Autodesk Gallery (One Market St, 2nd floor)
  • –30 minute walk–possibly stop by SFMoMA, Jewish Museum, Mint Plaza
  • 12:00 Guided tour of TechShop (926 Howard St)
  • –10 minute walk–
  • 1:30 Guided tour of SF Federal Building by Morphosis (90 7th St); stop by Strand Theater if time
  • –20 minute walk–stop at Sightglass Coffee (270 7th St)
  • 2:30 Visit Airbnb HQ (888 Brannan St) and Pinterest (808 Brannan)
  • –30 minute walk, stop at South Park on the way–
  • 3:30 Office visit: David Baker Architects (461 2nd St c127)
  • –10 minute walk–
  • 4:45 Office visit: CMG Landscape Architecture (500 3rd St Ste 215)
  • 6:00 Dinner on your own, or potential studio dinner near South Park/AT&T Park
    • if weather allows: the Yard (3rd St & Terry A Francois Blvd)


  • 9:00 Meet at Saint Mary’s Cathedral (1111 Gough St)
  • 9:30 Depart Saint Mary’s for walking tour of Hayes Valley
  • Hayes Valley housing, Proxy, SF Jazz (201 Franklin)
  • –30 minute Muni ride to 3rd St and 18th St– 
  • Site visit (3rd St and 18th St)
  • Pier 70 walking tour
  • Other Dogpatch sights: American Industries Building, Museum of Craft and Design, Art&Design Store
  • 4:00 field trip ends; free to explore on your own

One thought on “SF Itinerary

  1. Two other places that I like to visit in the city that are architecture related are The Museum of Craft and Design and the Flax Art SF store.
    The Museum of Craft and Design occasionally has really great shows, like a few months ago they had a ton of crazy furniture. Now they have an exhibit with mostly art and sculpture. It’s 5$, with student discount to get in and it’s just about 3 blocks south of our site.
    The Flax is a ginormous Art Supply store with way more stuff than I’ve seen any where. Pens galore, so many crafting supplies, etc. It’s near the center of town off of Market near the 101. Good place to stock up on rare gear.


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