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 neighborhoods 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.
ARCHITECTS AND HOMES ON THE TOUR
This years featured architects are listed below. Congratulations to our selected architects and their firms.
a | michael bennett, aia at bennett benner partners
This Park Hill home is 8,700 square feet of new construction to replace an existing home that was destroyed by fire. The architectural firm designed the flow of the house to suit the owners’ living and entertaining needs and created a home that and took advantage of the property’s long northwest views. The structure is anchored by a double height gallery space which serves as a visual axis between the front entry and backyard views.The single family residence includes four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, two living rooms and an office.
ARCHITECT: Michael Bennett, AIA
FIRM NAME: Bennett Benner Partners
ARCHITECTS CONSULTANTS: Millett Enginnering Group, Inc., Baird Hampton & Brown, Universal Systems
PHOTO CREDITS: Emily Minton Redfield Photography Rachel Paul Photography & Ralph Lauer
B | Jason Eggenburger, AIA & Steven Halliday, aia at 97w
This Fairmount condominium is 3,200 square feet and is part of the renovation of an existing, 1925 building: The College Avenue Baptist Church Annex. The architects’ design intent for this endeavour was to save the important architectural features such as warehouse steel windows, winding wood stairs, floors and rough masonry. The new features inserted were smooth, modern, and monolithic, creating an abstract mix between existing and new. The home includes two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, one living room and a roof deck patio.
ARCHITECT: Jason Eggenburger, AIA & Steven Halliday, AIA
FIRM NAME: 97w
ARCHITECTS CONSULTANTS: BC Structural Engineers & Summit Consultants, Inc
CONTRACTOR: KMF Properties
PHOTO CREDITS: Olaf Growald & Brian McWeeney
C | Brandon E. Allen, AIA at allen architecture, llc
This Ryan Place home is 1,850 square feet of new construction. The design is an example of modernly-detailed infill construction that respects the context of an established neighbourhood. The architect utilized simple materials such as waxed concrete floors, subway tiles, and monochromatic drywall to create a spec home for a known client on a given budget. Behind this project there is a unique story of an architect bringing more than just design to a project. The home includes three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and one living room.
ARCHITECT: Brandon Allen, AIA
FIRM NAME: Allen Architecture, LLC
ARCHITECTS CONSULTANTS: HnH Engineering Inc.
CONTRACTOR: Matt Aubrey Construction, Inc
PHOTO CREDITS: Brian McWeeney
D | joe self, aia at firm817
This Tanglewood design is an 820 square foot secondary structure to an existing, single family home. The architect responded to the clients’ needs for additional living, performing and recreational spaces by creating two ipe clad volumes within a new Japanese inspired garden. Every detail of this project is meticulously designed, coordinated and constructed from the retractable bed to the custom lighting to the memorialized tree location in the wood floor. The design features one bedroom, one bathroom and a living room.
ARCHITECT: Joe Self, AIA
FIRM NAME: FIRM817
ARCHITECTS CONSULTANTS: HnH Engineering Inc., Essential Light Design Studio & CMJ Engineering
CONTRACTOR: JHF Construction
PHOTO CREDITS: Ralph Lauer
E | Randall C. Gideon, FAIA at Randall C. Gideon, FAIA & Ibañez Shaw Architecture (AOR)
This River District home is 7,600 square feet of new construction. The greenfield site is situated on the banks of the Trinity River with a commanding 180 degree view of 200 acres of undevelopable, treed flood plain. The architect designed this house for himself and his wife. The split-level house places the daily living functions at street level leaving the lower level for guest quarters. The residence includes three bedrooms, three and a half baths, two living rooms and an office.
ARCHITECT: Randall C. Gideon, FAIA
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Ibañez Shaw Architecture
ARCHITECTS CONSULTANTS: Studio Outside, Elizabeth S. White, Design, Millett Engineering Group Inc., Essential Light Design Studio, Barnett-Herron Engineering, Inc., TruDefinition, Chris Hailey Company, Inc.& Metro Code Analysis, LLC.
CONTRACTOR: Babek Custom Homes Inc.
PHOTO CREDITS: Dror Baldinger, FAIA & Jeremy Enlow
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.
4/15/2019 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 (12 noon – 6pm)
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 our Full List of Sponsors see below
Metroplex Tile and Stone Remodeling
Countertop Company and Tile Installation, LLC
Millett Engineering Group Inc.