Beautiful and Thoughtful design

Peep the Architecture Center Houston and AIA Houston’s New Downtown Digs

The groups are finally moving into their ultra-modern space, three years after a major setback from Hurricane Harvey. 

11/24/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

Dream Home

The 2020 Virtual AIA Houston Home Tour Is Reaching More Viewers (and Continents)

Explore the swoon-worthy houses from the comfort of your own home now through November 15.

11/06/2020 By Laura Furr Mericas

Life's a Beach

Remember These Creations from Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition in Galveston?

Covid swept away this summer's iteration of the popular beachy pastime, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some masterpieces from years past.

08/21/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

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Peep Some of Houston's Finest Residential Architecture on This Weekend's AIA Home Tour

A jury of industry experts selected the eight homes on display this year.

10/16/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Sand Man

Somebody Made AstroWorld Out of Sand

The Travis Scott-inspired creation was just one of dozens of spectacular structures at last weekend's 2019 AIA Sandcastle Competition.

08/29/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Sandy cheeks

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, August 24–26

Are you ready for some really, really big sandcastles?

08/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Other People's Property

Here Are the Stops on This Year's AIA Home Tour

You can tour these seven architect-designed houses, deemed the finest in Houston's new residential architecture by a jury of industry experts, on October 20-21.

08/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Home & Design

What's New Is Old Again on Houston's Most Prestigious Home Tour

A contemporary Heights house with hints of vintage charm is one of nine standouts on the annual AIA Houston Home Tour.

10/20/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Tour

Best in Class: Montrose's Modern Marvel

Eight homes enthralled design-lovers on the AIA Houston home tour, but only one can claim to be Houstonia readers' favorite.

10/28/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Home Tour

It's A Small World, After All

Among the modern mansions on the AIA Houston Home Tour is a surprising Sixth Ward Victorian built in 1880.

10/21/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

guide

Think You Know Houston's Skyscrapers? Think Again

A curated guide to the tallest, most historic, most beautiful (and sometimes the ugliest) buildings that make up the downtown skyline

11/11/2014 By Emma Hurt

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Oct 24–26

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

architecture

This Weekend, See Houston's 7 Coolest New Homes

The annual AIA Home Tour features houses designed by top Houston architecture firms.

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 30–June 1

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

05/28/2014 By Michael Hardy

Architecture

Slideshow: AIA Houston 2013 Home Tour

Check out spectacular photos of the homes on the popular annual tour.

10/25/2013 By Michael Hardy

Slideshow

AIA Homes Tour 2013

10/25/2013

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 25–27

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

10/23/2013 By Michael Hardy