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San Diego, CA


San Diego Architectural Foundation raises awareness about the value of excellence in our built environment.

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Founded in 1978, the San Diego Architectural Foundation (SDAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of outstanding architecture, landscape, interior, and urban design to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans. We do this by curating exceptional events throughout the year that are open to both the design industry and the public at large. We explore how the issues impact our growing region, like the design of our homes, workplaces, schools and communities, as well as our health and well-being. Our goal is to inspire all San Diegans to discover the value of thoughtful design in the natural and built environment and the effect it has on the quality of our lives.

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A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 95-3513927


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    Sabrina Pourmand

    So inspired by the work SDAF does. Not only do they advocate to build a healthy, beautiful environment - they also do so inclusively.

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    Tiffany Nakamitsu

    For the future design leaders to keep on dreaming, SDAF rasies awareness about the value of excellence in our built environment.

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    Genevieve Fong

    To empower and inspire minority architects and promote a more inclusive design landscape.

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    Michael Robinson

    I am happy to assist a worthy student in their pursuit of a design education!