ArchitecTours 2013 is focused on Urban Living in Santa Barbara. The twelve AIA architect-designed projects represent an array of urban living examples, including multifamily, live-work and urban infill residences in close proximity to the downtown corridor. These Santa Barbara residents have developed a lifestyle less dependent on cars, where they can walk, bike or use nearby public transportation to get to work, schools, shopping, entertainment and recreation. Tour visitors will hear directly from the architects and their construction teams about the challenges and design approach to this denser and more sustainable urban lifestyle.
The American Institute of Architects Santa Barbara developed this annual architecture tour to showcase the design excellence and relevance of AIA architects' work in our community. As an example, last year's focus was on projects rebuilt since the Tea and Jesusita fires to demonstrate the design innovations that the architects implemented; tour visitors came away understanding fire-resistant strategies to consider for their own homes. Join ArchitecTours 2013 to learn about urban living options in Santa Barbara and be sure to enjoy the festive after-party in the Funk Zone!
The link to tour information and to purchase tickets is: www.aiasb.com
This is a self-guided tour. You may see as many or as few of the projects as you like. Architects and members of the design teams will be at the sites to share their experiences and information about the project.
$65 - General Public
$55 - AIA Members, Student, Senior Citizen
Time and location of the after-party will be announced!
USGBC - CCGBC
PO Box 14817
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406