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

The AIALA’s inaugural Arch Tour Fest is presented by: LG Business Solutions.

Experience placemaking, in person, through Arch Tour Fest LA. A series of visits, many with highly limited capacity, to exciting, meaningful, and beautiful Los Angeles architecture.

Tours are led by designers and architects of record with detailed knowledge of each project.

Arch Tour Fest LA runs 11.15.21 – 11.19.21. Check out the line-up and register on a tour-by-tour basis below.


A limited number of student passes are available: HERE.

Arch Tour Fest - Day 1 - November 15, 2021
10AM - Monday 11/15
Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood
12PM - Monday 11/15
SOLD OUT - Audrey Irmas Pavilion
2PM - Monday 11/15
SOLD OUT - Audrey Irmas Pavilion

2:15PM - Monday 11/15
Gramercy Place Apartments

Arch Tour Fest - Day 2 - November 16, 2021
12PM - Tuesday, 11/16
SOLD OUT -Laurel Hills Residence
12:15PM - Tuesday, 11/16
4/Way House
2PM - Tuesday, 11/16
Laurel Hills Residence

2:15PM - Tuesday, 11/16
4/Way House
3:30PM - Tuesday, 11/16
SOLD OUT - Sixth Street Viaduct

Arch Tour Fest - Day 3 - November 17, 2021
10AM - Wednesday, 11/17
Destination Crenshaw
12PM - Wednesday, 11/17
Dodger Stadium
12:15PM - Wednesday, 11/17
SOLD OUT - Chandler Tiny Homes Village

2:15PM - Wednesday, 11/17
SOLD OUT - Chandler Tiny Homes Village

Arch Tour Fest - Day 4 - November 18, 2021
9AM - Thursday, 11/18
West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center
12PM - Thursday, 11/18
Palms House I & II
12:15PM - Thursday, 11/18
SOLD OUT - City Hall East

2PM - Thursday, 11/18
Palms House I & II
6PM - Thursday, 11/18
SOLD OUT - Tower Theatre

Arch Tour Fest - Day 5 - November 19, 2021
12PM - Friday, 11/19
The Culver Steps
12:15PM - Friday, 11/19
SOLD OUT - Gardenhouse
2:15PM - Friday, 11/19
SOLD OUT - Gardenhouse

Presenting Sponsor


AIALA Architectural Tours share exceptional design by AIALA 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.

AIALA 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.

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.

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.

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