If you are a fan of architecture, you can’t miss Architecture Week in Tucson. Check out all of the events coming up! What a fun way to learn about our town & enjoy the weather! Most events are free too!
The American Institute of Architects – Southern Arizona Chapter will be celebrating Architecture Week again this year with a great lecture series, 2 guided tours and a terrific home tour featuring 12 notable buildings in the Tucson area. Here’s a summary of the events:
The library lecture series (all events will be held in the Dorothy Rubel Room at the Poetry Center on the University of Arizona campus 1508 E Helen St)
- Monday, Sept 27 from 7-8 pm You and Your Architect – Bringing Your Vision to Life presented by Tom Prairie, AIA & Patricia Warren, AIA
- Tuesday, Sept 28 from 7-8 pm Designing and Operating an Energy Effective Desert Home presented by Raymond Barnes, AIA
- Wednesday, Sept 29 from 7-8 pm Small Can be Very Cool in a Hot Climate presented by Frank Mascia, FAIA
- Thursday, Sept 30 from 7-8 pm Cool Houses and the Environment presented by Evan Eglin, AIA, Rick Joy, AIA, Page Repp, AIA, and Luis Ibarra
- Saturday, Oct 2 from 11 am – 11:40 am Environment Influences Design presented by Henry Tom, AIA
- Saturday, Oct 2 from 12 pm – 12:40 pm Architecture Without Program presented by Bill Mackey, AIA
- Saturday, Oct 2 from 1 – 1:40 pm Modern Architecture Preservation Projects (MAPP) Modern 50 Houses presented by Chris Evans, MAPP
Guided Walking Tours
- Saturday, Oct 2 at 9 am Architecture Walking Tour – Downtown Tucson. Tour begins and ends at the Hotel Congress Lobby lead by Michael Keith
- Saturday, Oct 2 at 2 pm Architecture Walking Tour – University of Arizona Begins and ends at the UA Poetry Center lead by Annie Nequette, MAPP
Self-Guided Architecture Tour throughout Tucson
- Sunday, Oct 3 10am – 4 pm $20 The final & most anticipated event of Architecture Week is the Self-Guided Architecture Tour throughout Tucson. This years theme is “Cool Design for a Hot Climate”. The tour features 5 mid-century modern buildings selected by Modern Architecture Preservation Project (MAPP), 4 notable contemporary buildings, and 2 architects’ adaptively reused offices.
- Tickets can be purchased at Bookman’s, Borders, The Print Room, Reproductions, Thomas Reprographics, and the AIA office.