AIA Minnesota Announces a Modified Tour Format for 2020

AIA Minnesota prides itself on delivering events of the highest caliber and quality, and the annual Homes by Architects Tour is no exception. Recently, the organization made the difficult decision to host the 2020 tour virtually in order to protect the health and safety of its members, their staff and volunteers, and the nearly 2,400 tour goers who participate in the event.


Orientation Meeting for Participating Architects

Architects who missed the original meeting may view a recorded video of the session at this link. Please also see below for documents you may find helpful.


Important Documents for Participating Architects

Slides from 2020 orientation meeting for participating architects
2020 Tour Timeline
Information Sheet for Clients about Virtual Tour Format
Checklist for Preparing for a Spacecrafting Visit


Additional Helpful Information and Links

Example of a Matterport 3D virtual home tour
Call for Entries Document (virtual tour)
Architect Agreement (virtual tour)
Homeowner Consent Form (virtual tour)
Supplier List Form
Frequently Asked Questions about Architect Participation

Why Participate in the Tour?

  • Get your work in front of a broad local audience
    The Homes by Architects Tour is promoted through digital, print, television and radio media channels to a broad consumer audience. When your firm participates in the tour you benefit from that broad scale promotion, and you’ll have the chance to speak with hundreds of tour visitors who come through your project during the two days of the tour. 

  • Expand your contact database
    Collect contact information from tour visitors to expand your mailing list and grow your list of potential clients.

  • Help make architecture more accessible, understandable and highly valued
    With this event, AIA Minnesota strives to demonstrate to the public the value of architect-led residential design in our community. Your work helps convey that message.

  • Take advantage of the promotional benefits of the tour
    AIA Minnesota partners with PR firm Nemer Fieger to promote and market the tour regionally and invests $60,000 in print, digital, and radio advertising. 


Questions? Contact Angie McKinley.