• Events

Committee Meeting

Homes by Architects Tour Kick-off Party

Wednesday, September 17 5:00 pm
Tour architects, sponsors, homeowners and committee gather to celebrate the start of the 7th annual tour!
Public

7th Annual Homes by Architects Tour

Saturday, September 20 10:00 am

This annual self-guided tour showcases new and remodeled homes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area designed by AIA Minnesota architects.  Discover the benefits of working with an architect on...

Members

7th Annual Homes by Architects Tour

Sunday, September 21 10:00 am

This annual self-guided tour showcases new and remodeled homes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area designed by AIA Minnesota architects.  Discover the benefits of working with an architect on...

  • Features

Design Challenge: Remodeling a Historic Home

For those who live in a home with historic charm and character, you know the challenge of preserving that charm while updating the home for today’s living. While quaint and beautifully detailed,...

Preserving Client Priorities in Home Design

Everyone has a different idea of what home is, and no one understands this more than an architect. From energy-efficient to eccentric, they’ve likely seen it all. On this year’s Homes by...

Using Texture & Materials to Create a Feeling of Home

Whether we realize it or not, architecture has a profound impact on how we experience life, and nowhere is that more evident than in the architecture of our homes. Each of us experience “home”...

Spaces Transformed on This Year’s Homes by Architects Tour

This year’s Homes by Architects Tour features a record number of remodels and renovations — a testament to the economy’s impact on homebuilding. Many owners are looking at how they can make...

Making the Most of the Homes by Architects Tour

The seventh annual Homes by Architects Tour is only a few weeks away, and many who have attended the tour before know that planning your tour route ahead of time is a smart strategy. Visit the...

Making the Most of a Home Remodel

During the past few years of economic uncertainty, remodeling an existing residential space has become a cost-effective way for homeowners to reinterpret their living space without having to move...

Keeping to a Budget in Home Design

One of the most common myths of working with an architect on a residential project is that the architect has no regard for the homeowner’s budget. If there is one thing you will learn from your...

Ask an Architect

At this year’s Homes by Architects Tour, attendees have the opportunity to meet the architects who designed the featured homes and listen to the stories behind the projects. Face-to-face time...

Windows Can be a Component of Contemporary Design

The Homes by Architects Tour is known for featuring some of the most forward-looking residential design in the area. Our Silver level sponsors, Marvin Windows & Doors, know all about the latest...