Fun Facts
  • The first AIA Austin Homes Tour was held in 1987. This was also the year of the very first SXSW.
  • In 1987, a ticket to the AIA Austin Homes Tour cost $5- a ticket to SXSW in 1987 cost $10.
  • The AIA Austin Homes Tour is recognized as one of the leading architectural homes tours nationwide. Over 5,000 people attended last year’s Homes Tour.
  • It takes over 350 volunteers to help make the AIA Austin Homes Tour a success.
  • More than 325 homes have been featured on the AIA Austin Homes Tour since its inception in 1987.
  • For a project to be selected for the AIA Austin Homes Tour, it must go through a rigorous submission and selection process. This includes an on-site visit by the AIA Austin Homes Tour Committee, a group of 30+ committee members, who visit every submission in person and then vote on which homes they think are the most architecturally significant and should be featured on the Tour.

 

  • The smallest home on record to be a part of an AIA Austin Homes Tour was a 720 square foot duplex by Studio Maier + Zelter that was featured on the 2003 Homes Tour. The largest home was a 16,000 square foot project featured in 2013 by Shiflet Group Architects.
  • The firm that has had the most homes featured on the Tour is Dick Clark + Associates. Over the past 31 years, Dick Clark + Associates has had 16 homes selected for the Tour.
  • The most highly represented neighborhood on the Homes Tour is Tarrytown with 33 homes on record over the past 31 years of the Tour.
  • On average, 159 people move to the Austin area per day according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and Austin’s population is expected to reach the 3 million mark by 2030.