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2019 Home Tours Submissions

5th Annual Home Tours is on Saturday, May 4, 2019


Call for Submissions



January 23, 2019 5:00 PM



Download the Submission Guidelines with Sample Letter to Homeowner + Homeowner Consent Agreement



Welcome to the 5th Annual AIA Silicon Valley Home Tours, featuring exceptionally-designed residences located within Silicon Valley.  Our tour has become a showcased home tour to attend with 2019’s record attendance of 270+ tour goers and outstanding media exposure for each of our homes featured.  This is a unique opportunity for you, as a residential architect, to highlight your unique designs and demonstrate how an architect can provide homeowners with a high level of creative and personal solutions. This is an excellent venue to provide the community with insight from an architect’s point of view, see Silicon Valley housing trends, to inspire and be inspired.


The selection criteria will include (but not be limited to):

  • Completed application
  • Unique design solutions, quality of craftsmanship, innovative use of materials. Sustainable design is not a requirement but is considered a substantial or significant advantage.
  • Homes will be substantially complete and furnished by March 2019. Preference will be given to houses that are furnished, occupied, and landscaped by the date of submission.
  • Logical feasibility for tour, including (but not limited to):
  • Access to project location. Priority for projects within the Santa Clara County, however residences that fall outside the boundary lines will be considered.
  • Circulation route (how the public will navigate through the space)
  • Available parking
  • Location in relation to the other homes on the tour
  • Signed Owner Agreement

The Home Tours Committee will review the submissions and will visit homes over a one to two day period within two weeks from the close of submissions to determine the recommendations for the Home Tours. These recommendations will be presented to the AIA Silicon Valley Executive Committee for final approval.


What makes the Silicon Valley Home Tours different than other home tours?

The Silicon Valley Home Tour was created to showcase the talents of bay area residential architects with the goal of educating homeowners about the Tour you will observe first-hand how working with an architect can transform ordinary living spaces into responsive, tailored, domestic environments using a variety of design solutions.

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