American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Home Tours

In 2015, AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design present the 13th annual San Francisco Living: Home Tours, a two-day open house event, and the 5th Marin Living: Home Tours, a one-day open house event, featuring a select number of modern residences. The popular events 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.

Throughout the weekends, 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 San Francisco and Marin living.

The 5th Marin Living: Home Tours will be held May 30, 2015 from 10am to 4pm.

Call for submissions for AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design's 2015 San Francisco Living: Home Tours weekend is now open.

To submit a project, please review the following documents:
San Francisco Submission Packet (PDF)
Submission Form (.docx file)
Homeowner Agreement (.docx file)
Vendor Template (.xls file)


Deadline for submissions is March 27, 2015 at 1pm (PST). Email Jaime Wong or call 415.874.2632 with questions or inquiries about the Home Tours programs.


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.


Questions

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.


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