The choice of word that sums up the evolution of the San Francisco urban landscape over the past 10 years is simple: profound.

After that it gets very difficult, very quickly.

Architectural trends can seem irrelevant in a region where the demand for housing is so strong and so many well-known locations have changed. However, if we ignore how our surroundings are treated, the physical characteristics that make that place memorable can be undermined.

With this in mind, I would like to pick up on the highlights of urban design since 2010. San Francisco is being redesigned before our eyes. Taking a break from inventory can help raise standards over the next decade.