The American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Francisco Chapter will hold its annual home tour Sept. 13-14, 2008. The San Francisco Living: Home Tours program promotes a variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences, offering an inside look to design enthusiasts, professionals, and the general public. Each house's design team will be on hand for questions and discussion.
This year's tour takes visitors through 10 houses (five each day) in several neighborhoods. AIA San Francisco's Home Tours committee selected each residence based on its quality of design, location, innovation, sustainable features, and the design team's integration of the structure into the context of the existing neighborhood.
Homes open on Saturday, Sept. 13, located in Glen Park, Noe Valley, Potrero Hill, and the Mission District, are:
The Shotwell Residence, by David Baker + Partners, Architects and Shift Design Studio.
The Choy Residence, by Terry & Terry Architecture.
The high-rise Arterra, by Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning.
The Deform House, by Thom Faulders Architecture.
The Zack | de Vito Residence, by Zack | de Vito Architecture.
Homes open on Sunday, Sept. 14, in Sausalito, Pacific Heights, and the Tenderloin District, are:
The FINAL(LY) House, by Rothschild/Schwartz Architects.
The Wurster Renovation/Addition, by Walker Warner Architects.
The Pierce Street Renovation, by Feldman Architecture.
The Honighaus, by Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects.
The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center & Railton Place, by Herman & Coliver Architecture.
The chapter also will hold several events in conjunction with the home tour, including the Architect's Forum, an educational panel and cocktail reception on Thursday, Sept. 11, where visitors to the homes can learn more about their design, construction, and associated costs. Also, on each day of the home tour, the new offices of Matarozzi/Pelsinger Builders and Gast Architects will be open for tours and will host educational programming by Dwell. For the complete schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit the event Web site.