John King

John King is the San Francisco Chronicle’s urban design critic. He joined the paper in 1992 and has been in his current post since 2001. His writing on architecture and urban design has been honored by groups including the California Preservation Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the California chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2002 and 2003.

Past Events

Cityscapes 2: Lands End Lookout Book Signing

Sunday Nov 29 2015   2:00 PM
Lands End Lookout  680 Point Lobos Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

John King and Andrea Ponsi: San Francisco Through the Eyes of an Italian Architect 

Monday Nov 23 2015   6:30 PM
Commonwealth Club  555 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

Cityscapes 2: Mechanic’s Institute Lecture

Wednesday Nov 04 2015   6:00 PM
Mechanic's Institute Library  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

Cityscapes 2: San Francisco Public Library Reading

Tuesday Oct 27 2015   6:30 PM
San Francisco Public Library  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

JK Dineen and John King at Bird & Beckett Books and Records 

Thursday Oct 22 2015   7:00 PM
Bird & Beckett Books and Records  653 Chenery St., San Francisco, CA  map

Cityscapes 2: Book Passage Reading

Thursday Oct 01 2015   6:00 PM
Book Passage  1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA  map

John King Cityscapes 2: Reading the Architecture of San Francisco

Tuesday Sep 29 2015   7:00 PM
Bookshop West Portal  80 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA  map

John King presents Cityscapes 2: Reading the Architecture of San Francisco

Friday Sep 25 2015   7:30 PM
Mrs. Dalloway's  2904 College Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

10 San Francisco buildings and how they reflect today: Cityscapes 2 Book Talk with Author John King

Wednesday Sep 23 2015   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Cityscapes 2 Launch Party

Monday Sep 21 2015   6:00 PM
Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building  , San Francisco, CA  map

Architecture of Knowledge: A Photographic Survey of America’s Libraries

Thursday Jun 05 2014   7:00 PM
Hattery  414 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA  map

The Shadow City: How the Unbuilt Past Shapes the Region of Today

Wednesday Sep 18 2013   6:00 PM
California Historical Sociey  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

John King on Bay Area Architecture

Monday May 13 2013   12:30 PM
Albany Library  1247 Marin Ave., Albany, CA  map

SPUR: Arts for the City – John King in conversation with Susan Wels

Thursday Apr 11 2013   12:30 PM
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)  654 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

John King at River Reader in Guerneville

Saturday Apr 28 2012   6:00 PM
River Reader  16355 Main St., Guerneville, CA  map

John King at SF Public Library

Wednesday Dec 14 2011   6:30 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Latino Room  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

Sonoma League for Historic Preservation: Cityscapes

Friday Nov 11 2011   11:00 AM
Maysonnave House  291 First St. East, Sonoma, CA  map

John King at the Freight and Salvage with OLLI

Wednesday Oct 26 2011  
The Freight and Salvage  2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA  map

John King at the Livermore Public Library

Sunday Oct 16 2011   2:00 PM
Livermore Public Library  1188 South Livermore Ave., Livermore, CA  map

John King in conversation with Michael Corbet

Thursday Sep 22 2011   7:00 PM
Builder's Booksource  1817 Fourth St., Berkeley, CA  map

John King at the Tomales Regional History Center

Saturday Sep 10 2011   7:00 PM
Tomales Regional History Center  26701 California 1, Tomales, CA  map

John King at Mrs. Dalloway’s

Thursday Aug 04 2011   7:30 PM
Mrs. Dalloway's  2904 College Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

John King in discussion with John Lund Kriken at the Mechanics’ Institute Library

Tuesday Aug 02 2011   6:00 PM
Mechanics’ Institute Library  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

John King at the San Francisco Architectural Heritage Lecture Series

Thursday Jul 21 2011   6:00 PM
Pier 1, The Embarcadero, Port of San Francisco  2007 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA  map

John King at the AIA Summer Book Club Lecture Series

Wednesday Jul 13 2011   5:30 PM
AIA San Francisco  130 Sutter St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA  map

John King @SPUR

Tuesday May 31 2011   18:00:00
SPUR  , San Francisco, CA  map

Cityscapes at Mechanics’ Institute Library

Thursday May 19 2011   18:00:00
Mechanics’ Institute Library  , San Francisco, CA  map

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