TOURS 2021
PHOTO: Sant Architects. Saddle Peak Residence. Detail of image by Joe Fletcher

Featuring spaces not often accessible to the general public, AIA|LA tours, whether virtual or in person, provide intimate access into some of the most exceptional and innovative architecture in Los Angeles today.

These special virtual visits are typically guided by the architects or designers of the project. They provide in-depth insight into design and construction processes.

Whether attendees are Angelenos interested in design, or other architects with years of expertise, each virtual tour provides a rare opportunity to look and learn.

Considering a tour? We encourage you to book quickly.


AIA|LA Architectural Tours share exceptional design by AIA|LA members, with prospective clients, design enthusiasts, and peers in the profession. They offer exposure for designer and firm, and an opportunity to present the project in a larger context.

AIA|LA members seeking to submit their work: please furnish an exterior image, an interior image and a narrative of up to 200 words via email to Events Manager Corrine Ellingson.

Upcoming Virtual Tours and Case Studies
Case Study: Sidecar Doughnuts
This presentation will include a review of previously completed Sidecar projects as well as ones currently under construction, to showcase the evolution of the architectural identity of the brand, as well as operational factors that influence each location.
Case Study: Liberation Coffee House
ORA principal Oonagh Ryan AIA IIDA and associate principal James Guillou Assoc. AIA will walk through the process behind the design and how the team succeeded in creating a community living room at the intersection of the Center and the surrounding neighborhood that welcomes all, supports the Center’s mission, and celebrates the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community.

Past Virtual Tours and Case Studies
Case Study: Pomegranate
The Pomegranate is a multi-family project by Yu2e that demonstrates an alternate strategy for adding dwelling units in low density suburban neighborhoods. The project taps into latent demand in single family communities where there is typically resistance and opposition to densification or large scale improvements.
Case Study: Chandler Boulevard Tiny Home Village
As part of a many-pronged City effort to remediate and alleviate homelessness, Chandler Boulevard Bridge Home Village is a design and delivery model that has captured the public imagination, enhancing and completing community by honoring its most vulnerable residents through design.
Case Study: Pico Branch Library and Virginia Avenue Park
A conversation with KoningEizenberg principal Nathan Bishop AIA, LEED AP and Spurlock Landscape principal Andy Spurlock RLA, FASLA as they describe the inclusive community design process and series of strategic public workshops that developed the 9 Acre Virginia Avenue Park and 8,7000 SF Pico Branch Library. The talk will highlight the comprehensive design process, city and neighborhood ambitions, current daily use, and lasting impact of the park.

PHOTO: Banner: Sant Architects. Saddle Peak Residence. Detail of image by Joe FletcherRow 1: Patient Tower. HMC Architects Henry Mayo || Row 2: (L) Animo South Los Angeles. Brooks + Scarpa. Photo Tara Wujcik | (C) Pacific Visions Aquarium of the Pacific. EHDD Architecture. Photo Tom Bonner | (R) LA STEAM Design Institutes. Lehrer Architects. Photo Michael B Lehrer FAIA