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 at SBCAST
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.