Pack Your Bags For Architecture and the City’s Home Tours Weekend


We hope you’ve enjoyed the first half of the 10th annual Architecture and the City Festival, an event that encourages architects and aspiring designers alike to take part in walking tours, grab a behind-the-scenes look at expansion ideas yet to be built, and explore the hidden gems of San Francisco neighborhoods.

The next big event in the Architecture and the City series is the San Francisco Home Tours weekend. Presented by AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design, this is the first tour series of its kind in the Bay Area that will promote a wide variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods, and residences from the point of view of the architects themselves.

Photo by Bruce Damonte

The program provides design enthusiasts and the general public with an inside look into the world of distinctive residences in San Francisco.

Attendees can visit the homes between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day (note that tours are self-guided) and have the opportunity to see some of the area’s latest residential projects from the inside out, meet design teams, explore housing trends, and discover design solutions that inspire unique Bay Area living.

Some things to consider before you grab your camera and walking shoes:

– Due to the hilly nature of the terrain, featured projects are not ADA accessible.

– Tours are self-guided. Tickets provide directions and maps to each home.

– Tour attendees receive 2.5 learning units per day.

Purchase your tickets early, as this event has a tendency to be mega popular!

Home Tours Headquarters: Stable Café, 2128 Folsom Street, San Francisco, September 28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and September 29, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Did you know?

Built in the 1800’s as Mayor Phelan’s carriage house, Stable reflects the twin passions of founders Thomas Brian Lackey and Malcolm Davis – food and shelter. The old carriage space is now Stable Café and Mission Creek Kitchen and the old hayloft is home to Malcolm Davis Architecture. After extensive renovation, Stable is also an incubator for local businesses and a meeting house for the diverse Stable community.

Full list of tours and seriously gorgeous images of the open houses are available on Architecture and the City.  

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