PHOTO: The Six. Brooks+Scarpa. Detail of image by Tara Wucjik

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

These special visits conducted for small groups of attendees 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 tour provides a rare opportunity to look and learn. This combination of insight and unique access, often render tours fully booked within hours.  

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 Coordinator Natalie Dalton and Executive Director Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA .

07.21.2018 | 10:00AM-12:00PM
UCLA Engineering VI Tour
Prominently located on Westwood Plaza, Engineering VI presents a new face for the School of Engineering and provides a range of sophisticated research environments and gathering spaces. See it with the AIA|LA Committee on the Environment.

Designed By: Moore Ruble Yudell >
07.26.18 | 7:00-9:00PM
Awesomeness TV at Pen Factory Tour
Awesomeness is a global media company with its headquarters at Pen Factory, the former PaperMate manufacturing facility in Santa Monica, California. From colorful striations that evoke "pen lines" on the exterior facade to vibrant, colorful interior spaces to inspire creativity.

Designed By: Skidmore Owings Merrill (SOM) >
08.03.2018 | 3:00-5:00PM
The SIX Veterans Housing Tour
The SIX is a 52-unit affordable housing project provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for previously homeless and/or disabled veterans. The SIX breaks the prescriptive mold of the traditional shelter by creating public and private "zones" in which private space is de-emphasized, in favor of large public areas.

Designed By: Brooks+Scarpa >

08.04.18 | 9:30AM-1:00PM
Tour of the Wallis Annenberg Petspace
Calling all pet lovers! Please join the AIA|LA Interior Architecture Committee for a tour of the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, located in Playa Vista. The space includes an interactive place for pet adoptions, an education center, and a leadership institute.

Designed By: Swatt | Miers Architects. >

Fully-Automated Parking Structure
Walter N. Marks, Inc. and AUTOParkit™ partnered to open Los Angeles’ largest fully-automated parking structure at the Helms Bakery complex - to see its inner workings, take this tour with AIA Los Angeles.
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Learn about this stunning renovation and restoration directly from the celebrated architect--Brenda A. Levin, FAIA. architect, Brenda A. Levin, FAIA.

PHOTO: Banner: The Six, Designed By Brooks + Scarpa. Detail of image by Tara Wucjik.