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

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

New Pacific Visions Wing at the Aquarium of the Pacific
See the Aquarium of the Pacific’s first major expansion with Turner Construction & San Francisco-based firm EHDD, before it opens to the public! The 29,000 sf, biomorphic-shaped sustainable structure will house a theater, exhibition space, and several new exhibits. The facade features 800+ individually shaped blue glass panels that imitate the effect of sunlight on the ocean.
Milken Community School STEAM & Design Institutes
This state-of-the-art creative space, designed by Lehrer Architects LA, strengthens the school’s curriculum and fosters student curiosity for the arts and sciences. In these high-tech laboratories, students are empowered to create anything they can imagine. Natural light pouring through diffused glass skylights, expansive views to Sepulveda Canyon and overhead glass doors, nurture not only the minds of students but the spirit as well.
A Place in the Canyons: Arroyo House
Soft, alluvial soil in this primeval-feeling arroyo was subject to flooding by winter run-off from hillsides above. In 1983, citing new, unpublished requirements, City engineers stamped proposals for a 2800 s.f. house “UNBUILDABLE”.

Henry Mayo Patient Tower
Healthcare Committee in touring the new patient tower at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Designed & built by HMC Architects and Bernards, the tower is strategically inserted between 3 existing buildings; connecting them functionally and fusing their exteriors into a cohesive campus aesthetic.
Animo South Los Angeles School
The new school building, designed by Brooks + Scarpa, came to replace the one destroyed during a massive fire that burned down half of the campus in 2014. On an extremely limited budget and aggressive schedule, simple cost-effective gestures were deployed in the use of cladding, fenestration, color and transparency to provide a bright moment in an extremely tough inner city community.aesthetic.

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