AIA Houston Announces 2015 Annual Home Tour Houses and Architects
Nine architect-designed houses selected by a jury of industry experts to represent the finest in new residential architecture will be featured in the 2015 Annual AIA Home Tour. The Tour Chairman is Benjamin Perry, Assoc. AIA LEED AP of Collaborative Designworks. Open to the general public, the tour attracts approximately 3,000 people each year and operates with generous permission from homeowners, community cooperation, 200 volunteers, and architects eager to share each home's design.
All of the homes on the tour are located within the Houston metropolitan area, designed by an AIA architect, and completed within the last 5 years. This year’s selection committee is Cord Bowen of The Southampton Group, Houstonia Magazine publisher Diane Caplan, and Mark Wellen, FAIA of Rhotenberry Wellen Architects in Midland. The criteria used to select homes for the tour include design excellence, quality and craftsmanship, innovative design solutions and use of materials, and sustainability of design. The selection committee reviewed all submittals and made a recommendation to the AIA Houston Executive Committee, which made the final selection of homes to include on the tour.
Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2015
12-6 p.m. each day
See a map of all featured houses.
Featured Houses and Architects (all square footages are approximate):
Terraces at Palm, 1525 and 1521 Palm St., Houston, TX 77004 - 2,700 square feet, Collaborative Designworks
1504 Kipling St., Houston, TX 77006 - 4,644 square feet, CONTENT
4111 Drummond St., Houston, TX 77025 - 2,100 square feet, Curry Boudreaux
Heights Integral Urban Homestead, 312 E. 27th St., Houston, TX 77008 - 3,570 square feet, Environment Associates Architects & Consultants
2219 Kane St., Houston, TX , 77007 - 751 square feet, Kinneymorrow Architecture
5906 Grace Ln., Houston, TX 77021 - 990 square feet, M+A Architecture Studio
2235 Goldsmith, Houston, TX 77030 - 3,328 square feet, Murphy Mears Architects
Iris Lee House, 11333 Iris Lee Ln., Houston, TX 77024 - 8,708 square feet, studioMET
Aurora Duo House, 1134 Aurora St., Houston, TX 77009 - 2,545 square feet, studioMET
$25 Full-Tour Ticket
$20 Full-Tour Ticket for Bike Riders
$10 Single House Ticket (Single house tickets will not be available for pre-sale)
The Full-Tour and Single House Tickets can be purchased at any of the participating houses during tour hours and are good both days of the tour.
Full-Tour tickets may be purchased in advance online at http://www.aiahouston.org/hometour or at the AIA Houston office, 315 Capitol Street, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77002 beginning September 1, 2015.
AIA Houston wishes to recognize and thank the following tour sponsors (as of August 25th) for their generosity:
Houstonia Magazine, exclusive media sponsor for the party
Sponsorship opportunities are available through September 1, 2015. For more information, contact Tina Zulu at Zulu Creative, email@example.com.
The American Institute of Architects Houston is the professional organization for more than 1,800 architects and other design professionals in the greater Houston area. Its mission includes service to members and to the public.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ABOUT THE HOME TOUR
Open to the public, the AIA Houston Home Tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the Houston area, as designed by licensed architects. Houses are chosen to showcase a variety of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.
The home tour is a nonprofit fundraiser and supports various AIA Houston initiatives throughout the year. Watch a video overview of the AIA Home Tour.
Tina Zulu, Zulu Creative, 888.520.1789, ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org for AIA Houston.
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