The Homes by Architects Tour, founded by AIA Minnesota in 2008, is a two-day in-person and a multi-week virtual event and public outreach opportunity where architect-designed homes from around the state are showcased to a public audience. 

By showcasing high-quality new and remodeled, architect-designed homes from a range of project types, sizes, budgets, and sites, the event strives to demonstrate the value of architect-led residential design and educate the public about the quality and diversity of skills an architect can offer. Additionally, the tour provides an opportunity for AIA Minnesota members to promote their services, expand their client base, and showcase their high-quality work. 

Explore the public-facing Homes by Architects Tour website here.

Submit your project for the 2024 tour! 

*NEW DATES* The Homes by Architects Tour is a hybrid event. Homes will be available to tour in person on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2024, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. A virtual tour will be available to view online Saturday, September 28–Sunday, October 13. Please note the change in dates from what was originally posted.

NEW: Vacation rentals allowed (updated March 6, 2024) — The home must be owner occupied or a home, such as a vacation rental or accessory dwelling unit, that was designed to be rented out. No home on the tour can be for sale before or during the tour. Absolutely no soliciting of home buyers or renters is allowed before or during the tour. 

Submit your project for the 2024 Homes by Architects Tour! DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions close on Friday, April 26, at 12:00 pm noon CT. Submit »

Please review both the Call for Entries and Architect Agreement (in-person or virtual) in their entirety before submitting a project to ensure you are aware of eligibility, submission process, deadlines, and expectations. 

NEW this year: Projects must be completed by July 15, 2024. The firm deadline to submit a copy of the project’s Certificate of Occupancy (COO) is still August 15. 

Download the Call for Entries
Download the In-Person Tour Architect Agreement
Download the Virtual Tour Architect Agreement
Download the In-Person Tour Homeowner Consent Form
Download the Virtual Tour Homeowner Consent Form
Download the List of Suppliers Form