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Home Tours 2017

2017 AIA East Bay Home Tours

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10am-4:30pm
Early-bird tickets (through June 30): $40. After June 30: $50 / $60 day-of, if available. Please note tickets have sold out most years.
Click here for tickets

Featuring Houses By:

Fischer Architecture
Jack Backus Architects
Cecily Young, AIA with Moore Ruble Yuddell
ODS Architecture
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Chris Parlette, AIA with WA Design

Each year the AIA East Bay Home Tours feature a diverse selection of contemporary homes designed by the Bay Area’s leading architects. We choose from a wide range of project sizes and types which have included finely-detailed in-law units, exuberant historic renovations and stunning modern masterpieces.

Through the AIA East Bay Home Tours, we offer the community an opportunity to experience the impact of collaboration between homeowners and AIA architects, by being inside the houses themselves and talking with the architects who designed them.

The 2017 Houses:

Grizzly
Fischer Architecture

Berkeley

Skyline
Jack Backus Architects

Oakland

Tilden
Cecily Young, AIA with Moore Ruble Yuddell

Berkeley

Kensington
ODS Architecture

Kensington

Elmwood Cottage
Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Berkeley

Gilman District
Chris Parlette, AIA with WA Design
Berkeley

Questions? Please contact Sidney Sweeney, executive director at 510/464-3600 or sidney@aiaeb.org.

Tiny Prefab Housing by Avava Systems

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Noon-1:30pm
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests
Brown Bag Lunch (BYO Lunch)
Location: AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay St., Oakland

1.5 CES LUs

SFF Host:  Maggie Maiers, AIA

Join us for a presentation from Patricia Carpentieri, AIA of Avava Systems, a prefabricated housing company in Berkeley.  She will discuss housing needs from a planning perspective and how prefab buildings can be part of the solution. Avava Systems provides high quality, sustainable homes that are assembled on site in 4-6 weeks, for a fixed price.  This requires some unique departures from conventional ideas of construction. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, attendees will…

  1. Be able to identify at least three new innovations to traditional building materials.
  2. Be able to state three areas of conservation that prefabricated housing can offer.
  3. Be able to state a pro and con of prefabrication regarding design and construction.
  4. Be able to state a pro and con of prefabrication regarding energy efficiency.

The Arc House: A Small Miracle in Housing

a Small Firm Forum

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Noon-1:30pm
Free AIA Members / $3 Guests
BYO Lunch
Please click here to RSVP so we have a proper headcount.

1.5 CES/HSW LUs

What’s Net Zero, fire-resistant, self-sufficient, factory-built, has cutting edge technology, uses recycled and green materials, is economic, reuses grey water, harvests rain water and is SIMPLY STUNNING?  The Arc House! Built to the standards of California factory housing, these incredible 400 – 500 square foot houses live like a space twice as large. It starts with a 10 foot exposed arch beam ceiling, with flexible built-ins everywhere, and virtually, an all glass wall on the open side which brings the outside in; the effect is dramatic!

Hear the designer, Jim Gregory of Shelter Dynamics, share how The Arc House was conceived, brought to life and how it functions.archhouse

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, attendees will…

1. Learn how photovoltaic panels plus battery back-up can power the home 24 hours a day.

2. Learn how rain water is harvested and grey water is recycled on a small scale.

3. Gain an understanding of at least three energy-conserving elements of a small home.

4. See at least two space-saving innovations in boat design that can be used in small homes.