AIA San Francisco New Headquarters

Hu Hengmo, Wu Chenchen

“This project is an exploration of providing a virtual hub for the architecture profession to spread interests and connect with the public within this virtual recreation of the existing Hallidie Building, where AIA San Francisco is located in reality.”
“Since the pandemic, the numbers of users of the internet and virtual environment has grown exponentially. As the AIA San Francisco chapter is currently renovating the ground floor of the Hallidie Building to be a cafĂ©, retail and multi-purpose space to engage the public and the association, we saw an opportunity to virtually recreate this historical building and allow a broader scope of people to be able to access this hub even if they are not physically present in San Francisco. The AIA San Francisco chapter can hold virtual events within the spaces. The virtual interaction between different people can spark an unexpected exchange of ideas.”