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 the 2019 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.