The AIA Austin Homes Tour will be virtual this year, which is good news or bad news depending on your preference. On the one hand, visitors can no longer roam some of the most beautiful houses in the city. On the other hand, the new online format opens doors for architecture fans all over the world.
This year’s tour – the 34th iteration – runs from Friday, October 16 through Monday, October 19, and features nine Austin properties from leading local companies Tim Cuppett Architects, Thoughtbarn, Mark Odom Studio, Alterstudio Architecture, Studio 512 | Nicole Blair, Baldridge Architects and more.
Tour visitors have access to virtual 360-degree complete solutions, floor plans and videos of the houses. Take a stroll through a rustic and modern hideaway in the Hill Country, or stop by “The Hive,” a tiny house on the east side. Then attend live sessions with architects and design staff to learn more about these dynamic home designs.
While the tour is a celebration of local architecture, the AIA Austin Homes Tour is also the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Austin) and helps fulfill its mission “[promote] Appreciation for the built and natural surroundings of Austin and [advocate] for outstanding design. “
Tickets are $ 30 for general admission and $ 85 for VIPs. This package includes access to all four days of the tour, two live sessions, two online parties, a printed tour catalog, a shopping bag and a t-shirt.
Barton Hill brick house