AIA Dallas Tour of Homes Features Modern Marvels From Local Architects

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It seems like every year AIA Dallas puts on its fall home tour, they up the ante of style and substance. This year’s AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, held Saturday and Sunday Nov. 1-2, is no different.

The tour, which is self-guided and open to the public, will feature the outstanding work of AIA Dallas architects. The tour will feature the recently completed shipping container home from Michael Gooden Design, PV14. The home, named for its address on Peavy Road and for the number of shipping containers the home is constructed with, has sweeping views of White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas. The other eight homes, which also include a Howard Meyer renovation, are no slouches, either.

4146 Rosa Rd., Dallas, Texas, May 2013
Photo: Sean Gallagher
Colgate Residence - 2013
Photo: Charles Smith, AIA

“This year’s tour showcases Dallas’ best residential design by local architects,” said Tour of Homes committee co-chair Jennifer Workman, AIA of Good Fulton & Farrell. “The homes were chosen for their architectural excellence and ability to communicate the important role the architect plays in residential design.”

Homes are located across Dallas in neighborhoods including Forest Hills, Highland Park, Little Forest Hills, Midway Hollow, North Dallas, Old Lake Highlands, and Preston Hollow, and in a variety of architectural styles. This year’s eighth annual AIA Tour of Homes will kick off with a premiere party Oct. 30. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Tickets are $100 for the public and $75 for AIA members, and each includes one tour pass. Premiere Party ticket sales will open in early October at

Tickets for the tour only are $25 in advance and are available at AIA Dallas and Dallas Center for Architecture at 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Ste. 100, as well as online. You can buy your tickets for $30 on the day of the tour at any of the tour homes. There will also be an AIA Tour of Homes app on iTunes for addresses of the featured homes!

Architects represented this year include: Domiteaux + Baggett Architects, M Gooden Design, Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects, PLLC, Maestri Architects, Olsen Studios, Todd Hamilton Architect, shipley architects, Susan Appleton Architecture, and Welch Architecture.

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Joanna England

If Executive Editor Joanna England could house hunt forever, she absolutely would. Instead she covers the North Texas housing market and the economy for While she started out with the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Joanna's work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News as well as several local media outlets. When she's not knitting or hooping, or enjoying White Rock Lake, she's behind the lens of her camera. She lives in East Dallas with her husband, son, and their furry and feathered menagerie.

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