Pre-Conference Tour - San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

The International Conference on the Constructed Environment is pleased to offer Pre-Conference Tour.

About the Tour

This tour is a 2.5 hour walking tour which includes not only an introduction to some of San Francisco's most famous downtown buildings, but you will also discover hard to find rooftop gardens, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks.

From the guide: "I personally feel that the best way to understand a city history is through its buildings and urban plan. The San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour will be one of the most fascinating and original tours you've ever taken."

The tour will begin at the Galleria Park Hotel lobby located at 191 Sutter Street (between Kearny and Montgomery Street), San Francisco, CA. Please note that interested delegates will need to find their own transportation to and from the starting point, which is one block from the Montgomery Bart Station. Directions from the Conference Venue can be found here.

Helpful Tips

Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Arriving early will allow you time to check-in, use the hotel restrooms (no restroom stops on the walk) and relax in the lobby before the start of the tour.

Wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly. Note that although the tour covers only about 4 blocks of the Financial District, you will do a great deal of standing during the discussions so it is best to dress warmly (San Francisco Weather can change in minutes) and wear comfortable shoes. It is also best to not bring heavy bags on the tour.

Photography by camera and cell phone is allowed except in some bank lobbies and public spaces. Please silence all cell phones for the duration of the tour.

Date: Sunday, 1 November
Time: 11:00-13:30 (11:00 AM-1:30 PM)
Starting Point: Galleria Park Hotel lobby
191 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA (see map)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: US$45

Note: Interested delegates will need to find their own transportation to and from the starting point (starting point is one block from the Montgomery Bart Station) (see map)


Please register for this tour using the button below. Please note that only registrations that have been paid in full will be considered confirmed. Simply requesting a reservation without a paid conference registration will not guarantee a place on the tour.

Conference Dinner - La Mediterranee

La Mediterranee
2210 Fillmore St (1,834.76 mi)
San Francisco, California 94115

Join your fellow delegates at the conference dinner at La Mediterranee. The Mid-East and Mediterranean cuisine is inspired by Armenian and Lebanese family recipes. Each dish is made from scratch daily, using only the finest spices and freshest ingredients. Consistently voted “Best Middle Eastern” and “Best Mediterranean” in the Guardian and SF Weekly, locals and visitors alike find the budget-friendly café a place they can return to time and again for the comfort of a warm, delicious meal and a bright and friendly smile!

Dinner Details

Date: Monday, 2 November 2020
Time: 19:00 (7:00 PM)
Location: La Mediterranee
2936 College Ave,
Berkeley, CA 94705 (see map)
Cost: US$50


The dinner will be served family style with the following dishes (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options included):

Hummus (vegan, gf)
Baba Ghanoush (vegan, gf)
Tabuleh (vegan)
Armenian Potato Salad (vegan, gf)

Dolma (vegan, gf)
Levant Sandwich or Falafel with tahini (Falafel is vegan, gf)
Spinach & Feta Fillos (Spanikopita vegetarian)
Chicken Cilicia Fillo
Rice Pilaf (vegan, gf)
Chicken Pomegranate (gf)
Lamb Lule Meatballs (gf)
Veggie Kebabs are also available for vegans and vegetarians

Baklava & Datil Amandra Desserts (with nuts)

Wine, beer, coffee, tea, and beverages are included.


Dinner can be booked and paid for at the time of registration. The dinner must be paid in full to be considered confirmed. Space is limited and reservations will be made in the order they are received. The conference dinner usually fills up quickly, so be sure to book early!

Conference Closing Reception

Graduate Berkeley
2600 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Common Ground Research Networks will hold a closing reception at the Graduate Berkeley Hotel, a quick 15-minute walk from the conference venue. Join other fellow delegates and plenary speakers to enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres

Date: Tuesday, 3 November
Time: 17:00-18:00 (5:00-6:00 PM)
Location: Graduate Berkeley Hotel (see map)
Cost: Free for all conference delegates

There is no registration required for this event.