Architecture for Humanity - SF
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Don't forget tonight:

Lecture: Designing for the Homeless: Architecture That Works
05:30 pm

PMAIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco

Sam Davis, author of Designing for the Homeless: Architecture That Works (University of California Press), talks about how to create well-designed places for the homeless and reviews innovative and successful building designs that now serve diverse communities across the United States.

Davis is an architect who has been designing and building affordable housing for thirty years. His book Designing for the Homeless: Architecture That Works argues for safe and functional architectural designs and programs that symbolically reintegrate the homeless into society in buildings that offer beauty, security, and hope to those most in need.

If you didnt RSVP, it might be too late.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Some Events Not To Be Missed . . .

An Office Party to Benefit ADPSR's Prison Design Boycott
2005/03/23 06:00 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2005, 6-7:30 PM. Presentation starts at 6:30. *(Please RSVP: mailto: raphael@450architects.com)
Offices of 450 Architects: 450 Clementina St., San Francisco between Howard & Folsom and 5th and 6th Sts., Powell BART.

Please join 450 architects for a social evening where we will also learn about and support the Prison Design Boycott being led by ADPSR (Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility) -- a campaign that asks architects and others to pledge not to design prisons. This is a unique chance to discuss ethical issues at the forefront of the design professions and consider how architects can take leadership on a political issue of national significance. There will be a brief slide presentation by ADPSR President Raphael Sperry (who we are proud to have working at 450) followed by a stimulating discussion in which you will be encouraged to participate.http://archinect.com/events/detail.php?id=E1863


SoMa Housing Summit: Filling the Ladder of Affordability

SoMa Leadership CouncilWednesday, March 16, 20056:00 PM at The Arc of San Francisco1500 Howard Street (at 11th)

1. Announcements
2. Introductions
3. SoMa Housing Summit: Filling the Ladder of Affordability

Introduction by John Elberling, chairman of the Yerba Buena Consortium and Executive Vice President of the Tenants and Owners Development Corp. (TODCO)

Perspectives on housing and affordability: Juan Blanco Prada, Interim Executive Director of the Coalition on Homelessness Market-rate's role in affordability: Charles Breidinger, Residential Builders' Association

Preservation of SoMa traditions and character: Anthony Faber, Mid-Market Project Area Committee and an SRO resident

Building decent housing and vibrant communities: Kate White, Executive Director, Housing Action Coalition

Jim Meko, chairSoMa Leadership Council


April Fool's Day Celebration to honor our friend Pat Murphy

04.01.05 April Fool's Day Celebration set to honor Pat Murphy

Publisher of the San Francisco Sentinel

Political insiders in San Francisco will be in heavy attendance at the April tribute and celebration of the San Francisco Sentinel's publisher, Pat Murphy.

The event will be held at Terrance Alan's hot new nightspot, Polo's Blue Cube, located at 34 Mason just off Market Street, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Host Committee

State Senator Carole Migden
State Assemblyman Mark Leno
President of the Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin
Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier
Supervisor Tom Ammiano
Supervisor Bevan Dufty
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
Supervisor Jake McGoldrick
Supervisor Fiona Ma
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi
Supervisor Geraldo Sandoval
City Attorney Dennis Herrera
District Attorney Kamala Harris
Public Defender Jeff Adachi
Treasurer Jose Cisneros
San Francisco Democratic Party
Asian American Political Coalition
Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
SF Neighborhood Network

Pat Murphy is a lively presence on the San Francisco political scene, covering events and moods at City Hall too often ignored by the regular print media. With his ever-present bow tie and stately demeanor, he has been hailed as indispensable to the San Franciscans who really run the city. Two floors of celebrities, politicians, journalists and newsmakers will enjoy appetizers courtesy of the the Blue Cube's Terrance Alan and a no-host bar. Suggested donation is $20 (minimum) at the door. If you are unable to attend the event, checks may be mailed to Gerry Crowley at 7 Fielding, San Francisco, CA 94133 and should be made payable to the San Francisco Sentinel.

Organizers of the tribute include Terrance Alan, Gerry Crowley, Robert Haaland, David Heller, Susan King, Daniela Kirshenbaum, Jim Meko, Debbie Mesloh, Michael O'Connor and Nicholas Rosenberg.

For additional information, contact Michael O'Connor at divisadero628@earthlink.net.

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