The 14th annual ArchitecTours, hosted by the American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara (AIASB), will take place on October 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by an afterparty from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The showcased work included in this tour exemplify the proficiency of AIA architects in multiple areas from creating urban spaces with accessibility in mind to selecting the right building materials for historical restoration and more.
A Testament to AIA Architects
This year's tour will feature an array of properties nestled near downtown Santa Barbara. Every one of them encompasses a spectrum of architectural styles, including recently finished residences on the Mesa, mid-century gems, and attractive cottage-style accessory dwelling units. Additionally, tour attendees will be treated to visits at multi-unit senior and veteran housing developments, the captivating Drift Hotel, and the inviting SB Biergarten. These spaces serve as charming examples of what makes Santa Barbara so unique, highlighting the distinctive indoor-outdoor lifestyle we covet here.
Everything presented on this tour are examples of the all-encompassing expertise of AIA architects, offering residents and visitors alike an opportunity to peek behind the curtain, ultimately democratizing the appreciation of architecture.
Self Guided Tour
The self-guided tour offers a behind-the-scenes look, making architecture more accessible to the public. Attendees will witness firsthand how architects can transform ordinary spaces into impactful environments. In addition to the traditional paper Ticket Brochure, the organization is introducing an ArchitecTours App for the first time. This app will contain all the information found in the Ticket Brochure, including maps, details, information about the after party, sponsorship acknowledgments, and much more.
For tickets and additional details, please visit www.aiasb.com.
As those of us who live here know, each building, each home, is an homage to the seamless blend of history, culture, and innovation that makes Santa Barbara a truly exceptional place to call home. Don’t miss your opportunity to join ArchitecTours 2023 and celebrate one of the wonders of our coastal haven. Meantime, if you’re considering moving within any of our upscale communities, please give me a call at (805) 886-9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com. Maybe next year, your new home will be selected to be part of the celebration.