Recaps or descriptions of AEC industry events attended by Page & Turnbull staffers.

45th Anniversary Blog Series Part II: The San Francisco Downtown Plan and a Really Big Earthquake

By the end of the 70s San Francisco had officially embraced its architectural history. Thanks to Charles Page and San Francisco Heritage, the Downtown Survey written by Michael Corbett and published as “Splendid Survivors,” meticulously researched older buildings and districts.  The Downtown Survey served as a model for preservation policies across the US. As the economic boom of the early 80s changed the city landscape with high-rise office buildings and condominiums, the preservation community along [...]

By |2018-10-18T10:18:02+00:00October 11th, 2018|Events & Activities|0 Comments

45th Anniversary Series Part I: Splendid Survivors and the Environmental Movement of 1976

The 70’s were a time of social awakening, and San Francisco was at the cultural epicenter of it all. The world had seen the Earth from space for the first time in 1969, and this first glimpse of our universal home helped spark the environmental movement. The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970, and Congress passed the Environmental Policy Act that same year. Policymakers were examining ways to better utilize their city [...]

By |2018-08-22T12:28:53+00:00August 16th, 2018|Architectural History, Events & Activities|0 Comments

Why I chose Architecture (or how it chose me)

When I was younger I remember walking through the Ferry Building Marketplace with my family and thinking to myself how great it was to see a landmark building adapted into a multiuse space. Standing in the marketplace I was struck by the opening in the floor above, revealing the exposed steel-framed Beaux Arts style architecture which allowed natural light to flow into the space. This experience was one of a few [...]

By |2018-01-29T18:40:16+00:00January 5th, 2018|Events & Activities|0 Comments


Page & Turnbull Office Salons is a quarterly-ish series of conversations about broad themes in architecture and conservation. Designer Lingxiu Chong shares her thoughts on our most recent Salon about Color held in San Francisco with guest speaker, London-based academic and designer Adam Nathaniel Furman. Enjoy this read about Adam’s research into architectural polychromy and how our work celebrates California’s colorful past, present and future!  One of my favorite things about [...]

By |2018-01-22T11:43:56+00:00July 12th, 2017|Events & Activities, Firm News, News|0 Comments

Page & Turnbull at Oakland’s Youth Architecture Camp

In June I was fortunate to be able to take part in the third annual Youth Architecture Camp for underrepresented and at-risk children. The camp was started from a collaboration between the AIA East Bay and Fam First Family Foundation as a way to introduce Architecture and design in general to youth in the East Bay. While I was only able to attend one full day and the final presentations, I was truly taken back by [...]

By |2018-01-30T13:29:40+00:00July 12th, 2016|Events & Activities|0 Comments