ArchitecTours 2016: Spirit of Santa Barbara - Past & Present
AIA Santa Barbara presents 2016 ArchitecTours: Spirit of Santa Barbara - Past & Present
Saturday October 1, 2016
10.00 am - 4.00 pm Self-Guided Tour
4.00 pm – 6.00 pm Happy Hour After Party
The Santa Barbara chapter of the American Institute of Architects announces its 8th annual ArchitecTours event. The theme for this year's tour is "Spirit of Santa Barbara - Past & Present." ArchitecTours is a celebration of local architectural and cultural identity. The seven sites on the tour will be a combination of private, public, commercial, and residential projects showcasing historic structures that have withstood the test of time as well as more recent contemporary architecture. The tour offers a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at these exceptional sites.
Architectours highlights Santa Barbara's extraordinary architectural legacy and the contribution of well-designed architecture to our community. The event also underlines the depth of knowledge and expertise of AIA architects in urban design, sustainability, accessibility, structural improvements, building materials, and historic renovation. On the tours, you will observe first-hand how working with an architect can transform ordinary living spaces into responsive, tailored environments using a variety of design solutions.
Five percent of the ticket proceeds earned by the event will be donated to Transition House, a Santa Barbara non-profit.
On September 10th , ticket prices will increase:
- AIA Members & Seniors : $65
- General Public: $75
There is a standard Student ticket price, students must provide proof
- Students : $25
Tickets are non-refundable
Introducing the ArchitecTours App
This year we will be introducing the new ArchitecTours App! While we will continue to have the paper Ticket Brochure, those who have a smart device can now use our new App instead. The App will have all the information that the Ticket Brochure has, including maps, information on each project, party, sponsors and more. You can scan the Eventbrite ticket from your App at each location. Or, if you prefer, you can print the Eventbrite ticket and bring that to scan. If you are interested in using the app, please select yes on the appropriate question when registering for the event in Eventbrite.
Once you have registered, we will email you the link for the App on September 30, 2016. Please do not share this link with those not registered for Architectours.
Your Tour Map/ticket brochure will be available for pick up at AIA Santa Barbara, 229 East Victoria Street, Santa Barbara 93101. We are on the corner of Garden and Victoria - enter through Garden Street.
Wednesday September 28, through Friday September 30, 9.30 am - 11.00 am.
The morning of the tour Saturday, October 1, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
ArchitecTours starts at 10.00 am.
For those using the App, there is no need to have a paper ticket brochure. You can simply show up after 10 am at the first location of your choosing.
Thank you to our Sponsors for ArchitecTours, including Allen Construction and Van Sande Structural Consultants.