San Francisco

Designing Silicon Valley

12:30 p.m. | Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Photo courtersy of Flickr user Stuck in Customs 

While the designs coming out of Silicon Valley are enduringly clever and show emotional intelligence, the architecture of the region does little to inspire the next design revolution. Join a discussion that will celebrate the technological advances of the region while asking why Silicon Valley hides its talent behind a slew of look-alike, nondescript office buildings.

+ John Marx / Form4 Architecture 
+ John King / San Francisco Chronicle
+ Pierluigi Serraino / architect
+ Steve Weindel / Gensler


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


Free to members
$10 to non-members 
Okay to bring lunch

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