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 is 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.
SDAF is a 501(c) 3 corporation.
Check out our 2020 Annual Report Card.
Pauly De Bartolo
David McCullough, FLA, ASLA
McCullough Landscape Architecture
Maddy Kent MacElwee
The Lighting Element
Margit Whitlock, AIA (Former President)
Architectural Concepts, Inc.
Laura Ducharme Conboy, AIA, LEED, AP
Built Environment Education Program (BEEP) Chair
Ben Dalton, AIA
Kevin deFreitas, FAIA
Michelle Harrison Design
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
OH! Co-Chair 2021
Carmen Vann, LEED AP BD+C
Tony Garcia, AIA
Lawrence Herzog, Ph.D
Lecturer, U.C. San Diego
SDAF Organizational Support
Support from our Partners is vital to the mission of SDAF and provides visibility to our partners across all SDAF platforms and events for a full year. If your organization is interested in aligning your brand with ours, please consider joining us as a Partner. Learn more here.
Interested in becoming a program sponsor? Sponsorships are available at varying levels for each of our programs: Orchids and Onions, Context, Open House, and PKN. Learn more here.
SDAF boasts a diverse membership made up of design professionals, civic and industry leaders, and members of the public. Annual membership is available starting at just $55. Higher levels of membership provide increasing levels of support for the organization.
If you are not yet a member, please JOIN US today!