American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Home Tours

AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design present the 12th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours, a two-day open house event featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular weekend showcases a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes, contemporary renovations and multi-family residences, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect's point of view.

Homes were open on either Saturday, September 20 or Sunday, September 21 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Throughout the weekend, tour participants saw some of the city's latest residential projects from the inside out, met design teams, explored housing trends, and discovered innovative design solutions that inspire unique San Francisco living.

Thank you for attending AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design's 2014 San Francisco Living: Home Tours weekend. Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey - your feedback is important and will help us plan for future tours. We hope you enjoyed your visits to some of San Francisco's most unique modern residences and look forward to seeing you again next September.

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1333 Minna Workshop
1333 Minna Street, San Francisco

September 20, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
September 21, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Inside 1333 Minna Workshop Tours
September 20, 9:30 am and 10:30 am
September 21, 9:30 am
First come, first serve.

Designers from INTERSTICE Architects will lead limited architectural tours of 1333 Minna Workshop during the Home Tours weekend.

INTERSTICE Architects designed 1333 Minna Workshop as a minimalist “open-ended” event space for an avid maker-client and his creative partners to experiment. Located in the central Mission this simple plywood tube serves as a hybrid space for office and workshop all organized around a single three level vertical service core of reclaimed myrtle wood. The unencumbered volume integrates circulation, aperture, glazing and high performance systems to prioritize flexibility and future change.



Douglass Park
Azevedo Design
Noe Valley

FittyWun House
Feldman Architecture
Cole Valley

Elizabeth Street Residence
Malcolm Davis Architecture
Noe Valley

Noe House
Studio VARA
Noe Valley

SteelHouse 1 and 2
Zack | de Vito Architecture and Construction
Noe Valley


Private Residence 1
Garcia Tamjidi Architects

Buena Vista Residence
George Bradley Architecture + Design
Buena Vista

Rene Cazenave Apartments
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects with Saida + Sullivan Design Partners

Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
Russian Hill

Shotwell House
Todd Davis Architecture


September 2 - September 19

September 20 - September 21

AIA Members



General Admission



Architects' Forum

September 18, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
AIA San Francisco
$20 General Admission | Included with the purchase of a home tours ticket

Join the participating architects of this year's San Francisco Living: Home Tours for an educational evening about the overall design and construction process of their project.

Architects' Forum ticket included with purchase of home tours ticket.

Home Tour Docents

Interested in becoming a Home Tour Docent for the 2014 San Francisco Living: Home Tours? Create a VolunteerHub profile and learn more about volunteer opportunities with AIA San Francisco today!

Questions? Email Karsen Maruca for more information on becoming a volunteer.

About the Tours

AIA San Francisco's Home Tours series is the first of its kind in the Bay Area to promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences—all from the architect's point of view.

Started in San Francisco in 2003, the annual program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in the region. Tour participants have the opportunity to see some of the area's latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living. AIASF expanded the series to Marin County in 2010.

Tours promote awareness and understanding of excellent design, as well as demonstrate the positive impact of design as it contributes to our economy, environment and community identity. Pre-tour lectures and opportunities to interact with representatives from the design team on the day of the tour provide valuable insight into the design process.

Click the images at right to learn more about past San Francisco and Marin home tours. Images © Bruce Damonte and Phil Bond.


Email Jaime Wong or call 415.874.2632 with questions or inquiries about AIA San Francisco's Home Tours programs. The 12th Annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours will be held September 20+21, 2014.

Home Tours Committee

Paul Adamson, FAIA
Bonnie Bridges, AIA
Nilus de Matran, Assoc. AIA
Lise de Vito, Assoc. AIA
Vivian Dwyer
Mark English, AIA

Antonina Markoff
Morgan Pierce, AIA
Cecilia Quezada, AIA
Payton Stiewe
Sarah Willmer, AIA
Jaime Wong, AIASF Program Manager

Sonoma Living: Home Tours Committee Advisers

Nate Bisbee, AIA AIARE President
Wendy Young, AIARE Executive Director