Calling all design buffs! The first-ever Archtoberfest San Diego is here, with a month’s worth of events, workshops, tours, and more centered on architecture, design, and planning and sustainability. It’s also the debut of the San Diego Design Film Festival (October 9–12), which will screen 12 films including Maker, about the current DIY maker movement in America, and Obey the Artist, by famed Obama poster artist Shepard Fairey. Two more highlights are the Orchids and Onions awards (October 2) and AIA Annual Design Awards (October 30). The La Jolla Lifeguard Station by RNT Architects (pictured above) was last year’s AIA Merit Award winner for a commercial project.
Photography by Stephen Simpson