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San Francisco Architecture Tours

Californian Architecture Guides – Exclusive Bay Area Architectural Walks, USA, tailor made for Groups

post updated Feb 18, 2021

San Francisco Walking Tours

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San Francisco Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our San Francisco guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in North California are all exclusive to each client.

Some recent architectural designs in the city:
Oceanwide Center San Francisco Building design by Foster + Partners:
Oceanwide Center San Francisco Building
image courtesy of architects

Salesforce Transit Center design by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects:
Salesforce Transit Center Building
image courtesy of architects

Should you be planning an architectural trip in Northern California please contact us at e-architect.

San Francisco Architecture Introduction

San Francisco is located in the northwest of the United States of America. Celebrated Bay area buildings include the Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco by Studio Libeskind, the V. C. Morris Gift Shop by Frank Lloyd Wright, the de Young Museum San Francisco by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, SFMOMA Expansion by Norway’s Snøhetta, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by Mario Botta / HOK, Federal building by Morphosis Architecture and of course the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden 1 Center Sacramento Building by AECOM with DZ Architects in 2017:
Golden 1 Center Sacramento
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Famous architects with buildings in the city include Snøhetta, Daniel Libeskind and Foster + Partners. Famous 20th Century architects to build in the Bay Area include Frank Lloyd Wright and Mario Botta. Other significant architects offices with work in the city include Ennead Architects, Gensler, Rafael Viñoly Architects, CCS Architecture, NBBJ, AECOM and Page & Turnbull.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art by Mario Botta / HOK:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art building
picture © Andrew McRae

Other recent important buildings to visit include the Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, south of San Francisco, Contemporary Jewish Museum by architects Studio Libeskind, the Congregation Beth Sholom Synagogue by Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects and 25 Lusk by CCS Architecture.

Apple Campus 2, Cupertino, San Jose – design by Foster + Partners with Arup:
Apple Campus 2 building in San Jose
image from Apple
Apple Campus 2 Building

Northern Californian architecture projects to look out for in future – ie still at design or construction stage – include Golden State Warriors Sports and Entertainment Arena by Snøhetta + AECOM Golden State Warriors Arena San Francisco ; Facebook Campus Expansion, Menlo Park, by Frank Gehry ; Google Bay View Complex, Mountain View, Clara County, by NBBJ.

V. C. Morris Gift Shop, 1948 by Frank Lloyd Wright:
V. C. Morris Gift Shop, 1948 by Frank Lloyd Wright
photo from Xanadu Gallery

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tours

San Francisco Architectural Tours can focus on contemporary Bay area buildings or traditional buildings, or a mix of both. e-architect would be glad to help with your itinerary preparations ahead of your visit to the Bay Area. Naturally tours can extend out tio Oakland, San Jose and Berkeley if there are specific buildings your group wishes to visit.

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Contact e-architect to arrange your San Francisco architectural tour on isabelle(at) or mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Building by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, architects / SO – IL, architects
Manetti Shrem Museum of Art Building
photo : Iwan Baan / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, south of San Francisco
Design: Ennead Architects with Fisher Dachs Associates and Nagata Acoustics

SFMOMA Expansion
Design: Snøhetta

Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building
Design: Rafael Viñoly Architects

Stanford University Building
Design: Ennead Architects

Golden Gate Bridge
Design: Irving F. Morrow / Gertrude C. Morrow

Website: Visit San Francisco

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