SFO Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Kacey Bills, Project Coordinator, Shannon Leigh Associates, San Francisco
Kacey Bills
Sarah Szekeresh
Sarah Szekeresh
Chris Fato
Chris Fato
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

Bloomberg San Francisco Tech Hub
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San Francisco International Terminal, San Francisco International Airport, Mayer/Reed
San Francisco International Terminal
Nano Jon Arcade, Jonathan Deepe, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
Nano Jon Arcade
AmericaOne Identity, Vanderbyl Design
AmericaOne Identity
Forkchop Restaurant, James Tsai, Academy of Art University
Forkchop Restaurant
Gratefish Storm Drain, Grate Drains, Mauk Design
Gratefish Storm Drain

San Francisco, CA Blog

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Tour
Tuesday, October 23rd

Join team members from Kate Keating Associates for a tour of the new 521,000 SF expansion of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, recently opened in December. The project includes extensive graphics and theming to support the wayfinding and donor program. KKA will provide insight on how theming was established with the design architect, Perkins+Will, and how it carries through the building to support a family centered environment. Attendees will be able to tour general public areas, including the main lobby, gardens, dining, chapel spaces, as well as a typical patient floor.

We look forward to seeing everyone enjoy this on-site walking tour! Be sure to register fast, as availability is limited!

On-Site Walking Tour
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
725 Welch Rd. Palo Alto, CA
Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 2018
Event tickets here.

7 x 7 Speaker Series on Biophilia and the Built Environment

We are bringing together experts across multiple industries and disciplines to explore the concept of biophilia - the idea that human have an innate need to connect with living things and nature. Through a PechaKucha style speaker series, we will hear from individuals who work with and within nature to understand how a connection with the natural world impacts the human/user experience in their respective fields. Represented fields will range from product design, exhibition design, art, and architecture. 

Designtex will be hosting us at the Steelcase Showroom in the SOMA neighborhood of SF, where we will enjoy botanically inspired cocktails and appetizers in their garden courtyard before heading inside the showroom for the speaker presentations. If any of you were able to attend the 7 x 7 Placemaking event during SF Design Week 2016, you know that this is a fun evening that will engage and inspire!

Register here!

Steelcase Showroom
475 Brannan Street #110
San Francisco, CA

September 27, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


TONIGHT!: We are ready to drink our favorite style of Fort Point beer while overlooking the beautiful bay! We hope you can join us for a casual meetup at Fort Point Beer Company at the Ferry Building for some delicious beer and good conversation.  

We will be hanging out at Fort Point Beer Co. at the San Francisco Ferry Building on August 28th at 6:00 PM. If you know that you will be able to join us, you can sign up here, otherwise feel free to drop in spontaneously! 

Diversity Beyond Lip Service: Inclusion by Design

Thanks for Attending!
Diversity Beyond Lip Service: Inclusion by Design

We wrapped SF Design Week with an exciting panel and exhibit sponsored and co-hosted by Gensler, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), AIA, Thomas Swan, Grey Area, and SEGD SF. The event opened with "City Within a City," an open-air market showcasing local groups and entrepreneurs who espouse inclusive principles in their policies and products. SEGD, in partnership with Thomas Swan, provided signage for each of the vendors identifying their "storefronts" and a placard that gave viewers insight to each organization's history and spirit.

SEGD SF's partnership with NOMA/Project Pipeline on a student workshop was also on display. The student work created at the workshop informed the event's iconography, wayfinding, and colorful "landmark" display. Using Build-It! blocks, attendees co-created a geometric sculpture that was custom to the event, continuing the themes of play and connection established during May's student workshop. 

The evening peaked with an informative and thoughtful  conversation between Anna Muessig(Gehl Studio), Clair Farley (Trans Initiatives at the City and County of SF), Chris Iglesias (Unity Council), Rosa Sheng (AIA President, Equity by Design, Smith Group), Tamyra Walker(#YesWeCode), moderated by Julia Weatherspoon (Perkins+Will).

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, and to Morgan Pegus-Thomas and Nick Ross of Gensler for creating and planning this incredible event. A special SEGD SF shout out to Thomas Swan; we couldn't have pulled off this off without your assistance.

For more on the speakers and City Within a City participants, check out this booklet.


Thanks for Attending!
Design & Society: Shaping our Human Experience

Thank you to everyone that attended our first event during San Francisco Design Week. It was an intimate gathering of designers working in a wide range of industries from around the Bay Area, and the design solutions discussed demonstrated a diverse range of experiences. 

Noteh Krauss of Aesthetic Dimension kicked off the evening with a presentation on the history of design thinking, and proposed a new paradigm of design thinking that includes an examination of the political, social, economic, and environmental impacts of design. Attendees were then given a design prompt and divided into small groups to develop solutions and examine the societal impacts of their proposed designs. Each group then presented their solutions and impacts, and engaged us all in an important and interesting discussion. 

It was an inspiring and engaging evening, and we look forward to doing more events like it in the future!


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