Event description

A vividly illustrated series of one-hour virtual visits to leading design/ architecture studios to interview top San Francisco interior designers and architects where new work will be viewed. In this trio of webinars produced and directed by best-selling design author Diane Dorrans Saeks, we examine and celebrate this current moment in design and architecture—and fact the future of design with optimism and renewed energy.

Creativity, ideas, inspiration, and exploration, balanced with in-depth knowledge and inspiration, remain essential elements in today’s interiors and architecture. These elements will be discussed as we sip cocktails (and mocktails) during ‘Cocktails & Conversations with Top Designers and Architects. Diane will discuss and query and examine each individual’s projects and both on-the-boards and classic projects. Designers and architects will guide us on a visit to their studio to study their work processes and environment.

We will discuss the way forward, convictions, and concepts of new ideas and best practices, and participants will gain a vibrant insight and understanding of each designer/ architect and their global projects. Experience the full range of aesthetics, from pure modernism to richly informed classical design, traditional, bold, minimal, and eclectic expression. All are based on intellectual and intuitive disciplines.


Joshua Aidlin of Aidlin Darling
Anne Fougeron of Fougeron Architecture
Zoe Prillinger of Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

Open to designers in all disciplines, architects, students, entrepreneurs, tech specialists, apprentices, interns and the public.

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