The Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is hosting its sixth annual Fort Worth Homes Tour, an annual showcase of residential architecture designed by local, licensed architects. Taking place on May 18 and 19 from noon to 6 p.m., the self-guided tour of elite residences in Fort Worth will highlight a variety of home styles, types and sizes, and feature a mix of projects, including new builds, renovations and additions. Tickets are on sale now for $20 in advance at
or for $25 the weekend of the event.
“The Homes Tour is one of AIA Fort Worth’s most highly-anticipated events of the year, due to the hand-selected projects which represent the highest attention to detail and superior design sensibility,” said Lindsey Brigati Boren, AIA, chairperson of the Fort Worth Homes Tour. “Since it’s the only citywide homes tour curated by architects, the tour does an excellent job of highlighting the products that homeowners desire and revealing the processes behind creating this quality level of design.”
With more than 1,800 attendees expected, the Homes Tour is dedicated to celebrating the process of design while educating the community on the benefits of working with an architect. Proceeds from the event support the programs AIA offers to the Fort Worth community throughout the year.
2019 marks the first year of the Open Doors / Open Gates Weekend, a partnership event encompassing the AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour and the Historic Fort Worth Garden Tour. For those interested in attending both tours, discounts are available. Visit www.aiafw.org/opendoorsopengates/ for more information.
Designed by five different local architecture firms, projects featured on the 2019 Homes Tour include:
• A | Michael Bennett, AIA, of Bennett Benner Partners: The 8,700-square-foot Park Hill new build contemporary includes four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, two living rooms, and an office. Anchored by a double height gallery space which serves as a visual axis between the front entry and backyard views, the property takes advantage of its long, sweeping northwest views.
• B | Jason Eggenburger, AIA, and Steven Halliday, AIA, of 97w: The 3,200-square-foot loft apartment in Fairmount is part of the architects’ award-winning renovation of the 94-year-old The College Avenue Baptist Church Annex, and features two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, one living room, and a roof deck patio. The architect saved important architectural elements, while incorporating modern features to create a mix between existing and new.
• C | Brandon E. Allen, AIA, of Allen Architecture: The newly-constructed Ryan Place home is 1,850 square feet of modernly-detailed infill construction that offers three bedrooms, two-and-a half-bathrooms, and one living room. To respect the context of an established neighborhood, simple materials were used, such as waxed concrete floors, subway tiles, and monochromatic drywall.
• D | Joe Self, AIA, of Firm817: The 820-square-foot secondary structure to an existing, single family home in Tanglewood contains one bedroom, one bathroom, and a living room. Every detail of this project is meticulously designed, coordinated and constructed, from the retractable bed to the custom lighting to the memorialized tree location in the wood floor.
• E | Randall C. Gideon, FAIA, and Ibañez Shaw Architecture (AOR): Situated on the banks of the Trinity River and designed by the architect for himself and his wife, this new split-level River District home places the daily living functions at street level, leaving the lower level for guest quarters. This 7,600-square-foot modern boasts three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, two living rooms, and an office.
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The Fort Worth Chapter of American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization of architects from several North Texas counties with a membership of more than 500 architects and affiliated members. The mission of AIA Fort Worth is to promote the value of architecture to the public and to unify the membership in service to and growth of the profession. AIA Fort Worth is dedicated to fostering the interaction between architects and the Community, providing understanding about architecture to the community, exploring innovative visions of design and construction, offering resources in support of architectural practice, and highlighting excellence in design and the built environment. Programs include continuing education, tours, exhibits and lectures. For more information, please visit AIA Fort Worth:
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