The sixth annual Architecture and the City Festival is in full swing, and this time around, the Mission District is front and center.

Last weekend the festival—a project of the American Institute of Architecture—featured tours of some of San Francisco’s best-designed homes, including Mosaica, an affordable housing mixed-use complex at 601 Alabama St. that spans two city blocks.

The development, a project of the Citizens Housing Corporation, is comprised of 151 units of mixed-use affordable rentals, condominiums and supportive housing units and about 10,000 square feet of community and commercial space.

Mission Loc@l went along on the Sunday tour, camera in tow, and spoke with Erin Cullerton, assistant director of American Institute of Architecture San Francisco about design.

Alissa Figueroa

Alissa studied everything Latin America in college and later spent a couple years helping homeless folks maneuver New York City's social service bureaucracies. So it's fitting that she now covers city...

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