American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Home Tours

AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design present the 5th Marin Living: Home Tours, a one-day open house event, featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular event showcases a variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences, including single-family homes and contemporary renovations, and is the first tour series in the Bay Area to promote residential design from the architect’s point of view.

Throughout the day, tour participants see some of the latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover innovative design solutions that inspire unique Marin living.

The 5th Marin Living: Home Tours will be held Saturday May 30, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. Click on the each of the images below for more information on the featured projects.

Thank you to our sponsors!
The Shade Store
Ro | Rockett Design

Featured Homes on the 2015 Marin Living: Home Tours

Eichler in Marinwood
building Lab

Iron Springs House
Kao Design Group

Crook | Cup | Bow | Twist
Schwartz and Architecture

Hillside House
Shands Studio
San Anselmo

Marin Living: Home Tours Tickets on Sale now!

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Home Tours Headquarters

May 30, 2015 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ONLY
St. Rita Church
100 Marinda Drive, Fairfax CA 94930

Throughout the day participants can pick up or purchase tickets to the Marin Living: Home Tours in the parking lot of St. Rita Church in Fairfax. This is also the location where participants will be able to take the shuttle to one of the featured homes on the tour. Public restroom is available at the church.

Home Tours Happy Hour

May 30, 2015 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ONLY
Design Studios of Ro | Rockett Design + Susan Collins Weir Inc.
1306 Bridgeway, Floor 2, Sausalito CA
Free for Home Tours Ticketholders
$10 Suggested Donation

After enjoying the Marin Living: Home Tours, participants are encouraged to join us at the design studios of Ro | Rockett Design (architecture) + Susan Collins Weir Inc. (interior design) to socialize, enjoy local wines and talk about the highlights of the day.

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. In 2010, AIASF expanded the series to Marin County (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 tours). In 2014, AIASF with AIARE expanded the series to Sonoma County.

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 13th Annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours will be held in September 2015.


Information to volunteer will be updated soon. If you are interested, please email Karsen Maruca to share your interest to volunteer, and he will email you when information is available to sign up. Thanks!

Home Tours Committee

Paul Adamson, FAIA
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