AIA Conference on Architecture ’23 Highlights

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International Waterfronts Workshop On-the-Water Sailing Yacht Voyage

CMG set sail on the San Francisco Bay to survey a host of new waterfront projects. Part of the AIA SF Waterfronts series and symposium, Principal Kevin Conger led a discussion about planning waterfronts through a lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion, designing for health and life safety, and transitioning former industrial sites into public spaces and neighborhoods.

Principal Kevin Conger discussing waterfront developments in San Francisco, including Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island.

Chinatown: Sustaining Cultural Identity & Place

Principal Willett Moss led a tour of San Francisco’s Chinatown with Jensen Architects’ Emily Gosack, and Chinatown Community Development Center’s Malcolm Yeung, Tan Chow, and Rosa Chen, and SWA San Francisco’s Yu-Chung Li. The tour visited both new and historic sites, from the Central Subway Station to Willie “Woo Woo” Wong Playground, from Ping Yuen Housing to Portsmouth Square, highlighting the community’s activism, land-use planning, and city investment that have supported and sustained Chinatown.

Left image by Jensen Architects. Right image by Bruce Damonte.