The Fort Worth American Institute of Architects Homes Tour is Fort Worth’s only citywide homes tour curated by architects. Open to the public, this annual, self-guided tour showcases outstanding residential architecture in the Fort Worth area designed by local architects. The tour features a mix of projects including renovations, additions, and newly constructed homes. The tour’s mission is to celebrate the process of design and educate the community on the benefits of working with an architect. The projects that we feature show the highest attention to detail, a superior design sensibility and the benefits of a long-lasting relationship between contractors and their subcontracting team. Our tour showcases the beautiful products that homeowners expect and reveals the process it takes to create this level of design. Proceeds from the event support a variety of programs offered to the public by AIA Fort Worth.
Our tour is a part of the exclusive Open Doors / Open Gates Weekend. This larger event encompasses the AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour and the Historic Fort Worth’s Garden Tour. With 1800+ attendees, designated neighbourhoods of our city are teeming with design enthusiasts. Exterior to interior, historic to present, exclusive residences in our city are on display and are ready to inspire your next architecture + landscape project.
The AIA Fort Worth 2019 Home Tour is presented by Pier 1. We are excited about this partnership which connects local architects to a locally headquartered, international design brand. Pier 1 has called Fort Worth their home for more than 50 years. They offer one-of-a-kind-gotta-have-it-seriously-love-it products to their customers. We would like to welcome Pier 1 as our Title Sponsor. For the 2019 Homes Tour our Media Sponsor will be 360 West Magazine. Check back on March 20th for the announcement of our entire family of sponsors.
ARCHITECTS AND HOMES ON THE TOUR
This years featured architects are listed below. Congratulations to our selected architects and their firms. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter starting April 1st for the announcements of which of their projects will be on the tour.
Brandon E. Allen, AIA – Allen Architecture, LLC
Jason Eggenburger, AIA & Steven Halliday, AIA – 97 w
Joe Self, AIA – FIRM817
Michael Bennett, AIA – Bennett Benner Partners
Randall Gideon, FAIA – Randall Gideon, FAIA and Ibañez Shaw Architecture (AOR)
MEDIA, PRESS & EVENT OUTREACH
The AIA Fort Worth Homes tour has almost 1,000 attendees and our combined media and PR outreach touches over 500,000 individuals. For more information on our event you can download our PRESS RELEASE/MEDIA KIT.
Tour tickets are $20 in advance, $30 the weekend of, and $10 to visit an individual home. Advance tickets will be available through our online retailer starting March 19, 2019. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. If using advance ticketing, please present your printed or digital confirmation receipt at any of the homes on the tour to exchange for a tour wristband. The wristband will be your new ticket and will provide attendees access to the homes. Each attendee will receive an official tour booklet which contains information on each home, the products in each home, and a contact list of home product/services that are found throughout the tour.
The AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour is looking for volunteers for the weekend of the tour. For each shift completed, we offer a free weekend admission ticket to the tour. CLICK HERE to learn more about our volunteer opportunities! Interested parties can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kayla McCloud, at email@example.com
4/01/2019 Homes on the Tour Start Being Announced to the Public
5/18/2019 AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour Day 1 (12 noon – 6pm)
5/18/2019 AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour Talks & “A House For…”Auction (7pm – 9pm)
5/19/2019 AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour Day 2