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Perspectivas 2014

Meaning of home and the urban fabric

“Latinos in Architecture” (LiA), a committee of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is proud to announce “PERSPECTIVAS 2014” an opportunity to showcase built and unbuilt design work to the Bay Area community at large. This exhibit aims to showcase the work and talent of hispanic architectural professionals, designers, artists and related fields practicing in San Francisco and the Bay Area. The exhibit will be part of the Architecture and the City Festival programs presented by the AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design. Alter Space gallery is hosting the exhibition during the first three weeks of September, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

As the Third committee of its kind in the nation, LiA San Francisco’s mission is “to serve and support our local Latino communities, strengthen networks among design professionals and enrich our practices through diverse cultural views by fostering participation in educational, professional and community-oriented programs”.

“PERSPECTIVAS 2014” will focus on projects that define not only the space and meaning of home in san francisco but also how it relates to the urban fabric. Projects will be selected based on their design process, quality and/or impact.


Open to hispanic architects, landscape designers, urban planners, design professionals, artists and students practicing in San Francisco and the  Bay Area. On-line registration at: Eventbrite, must be completed by August 1st,  2014, 11:59 Pacific Standard Time. Registration is required before material can be submitted. Confirmation of eligibility will be sent upon completion of on-line registration and preliminary entry submittal. See calendar below for all dates.


I. Work

Submit projects or concepts, built or unbuilt, developed within the last five years.

Format requirements depending on the different media described below:

1. One (1) Portrait format, 24” x 42mounted on black gator board no thicker than 1/2 inch. The entrant's presentation board is to be labeled on the reverse side with the entrant’s name, address, email address and phone number. The presentation may include the following:

2. Models, 3d prints, mock-up models (send image and size)

3. Sculptures (send image and overall dimensions)

4. Video - maximum of 5 minutes. Send high resolution, digital format Quicktime (.mov) preferred.

II. Written Statement  

Short description (300-400 words) of the work submitted.

III. A professional headshot

JPEG 300 dpi, black & white 

IV. Biography

Short paragraph (100-150 words) with biographical information by email. Please send an editable format (ie: Word) as additional editing may be needed to fit design of exhibitors’ board.

V. Disclaimer rights

Documents will be sent to the participant to use the digital file for advertisement.

VI. Value of work

State the value of the work submitted for insurance purposes.


The cost is per project submitted, required at online registration. (Entries to be used in support of LIA’s programs)

Professionals $35

AIA Members $25

Students and non architects $15


Email information to:

Upon eligibility mail work to:

Alter Space

1158 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Attention to:

Perspectivas 2014

Kevin Krueger - Director, Co-Founder

Jorge Garcia -   Assistant Director

(Alter Space  is not responsible for any entries that arrive late or damaged due to shipping)  

*VIDEO submissions should be sent via Google Drive


All entries will be curated by Nora Enriquez through its LiA SF Committee.


All questions to be posted by July 1st, 2014 on the LiA’s blog @

responses will be posted in LIA’s blog on July 8th.


Iara Bachmann- LiA Co-chair  

Homer Perez- LiA Co-chair

Nora Enriquez-Curator- PERSPECTIVAS 2014


July 1st   - Last day to post questions to LiA’s blog

July 8th - All answer to questions will be responded

August 1st - Online registration deadline

August 11th - Preliminary entry submission (digital format only)

August 18th - Confirmation of eligibility  

August 26 to 28th - Reception of work at the Gallery

September 4th - Exhibition opening

September 6th - Opening Reception

September 20th - End of Exhibition | |