group looking at city
The Design Tours Committee offers a wide range of tours and tour types for AIA East Bay members and the public. The committee’s mission is to plan tours of places notable for their design, led by the architects (ideally) and/or project team members that made them possible.
Come join us for a “look under the hood” and have a dialogue with the people who make it happen.

Past Tours

Lowney Architecture

This 6-story Mayfair development on a city-owned block brings 223 new housing units to a long-neglected block near the El Cerrito del Norte BART Station.
View Tour Recap

MBH Architects | Page & Turnbull

This rehabilitation of a landmark UC Berkeley building converting it into a well-equipped life-science laboratory, while preserving its historical significance.
View Tour Recap

SCB | HKIT | Flynn Architecture | Studio T Square | BAR Architects

A beautiful bike ride around Oakland exploring some fantastic spots, complete with presentations of the spaces!
View Tour Recap

Other Past Tours

  • Casa Arabella (June 2022)
  • Oakland Museum of California (July 2022)
  • Kissel Hotel (August 2022)
  • Ferry Terminal Tour (September 2022)
  • Napa Home Tours (October 2022)
  • A’23 Architectural Boat Tour (June 2023)

Possible Future Tours

  • Iron Horse Trail Bike Tour and City Center Bishop Ranch Design Tour 
  • GeoPogo Tour
  • Factory OS
  • Berkeley Commons
  • David Brower Center
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Examples of Other Tours

  •  Modular Development Tour
  •  All Electric Home(s)
  •  Fox Theater – Historical, Acoustical tour
  •  Cannabis Manufacturing
  •  College of Alameda – new Science Building
  •  Oakland designers Pub Crawl/Tour
  •  Oakland Zoo Gondolas and Environmental Center

Committee Chair:

  • Winston Win, AIA