Taking a cue from our sisters over at Eater, we're going to closeout the year by surveying local design, building, and real estate luminaries to get a read on the highlights and lowlights of the past year of real estate and development in San Francisco. The answers to our first question are in no particular order; all responses cut, pasted and unedited, below:
Q: Biggest building trend in 2013
Kearstin Krehbiel, Executive Director at San Francisco Beautiful: *Building* resentments with regard to the widening affordability gap between new rentals and current residents.
Brock Keeling, Editor-in-Chief at SFist: Glassy, sassy.
Frank Nolan, Development Sales Director at Vanguard: No more cedar panel exteriors! Bring on the metals.
Margie O'Driscoll, Executive Director at AIA San Francisco: Construction of expensive high rise housing along Market St.
Erin Feher, Editor-in-Chief at California Home + Design: Density: Tall, unit-packed buildings showing up on any street with a few decent restaurants.
Craig Scott, Founding Partner at IwamotoScott Architecture: Residential sales heading above $1000 per square foot!
Catherine Kwong, Principal of Catherine Kwong Design: Flexible workspaces.
Allison Arieff, architecture and design writer: Building, lots of it.