Call for entries, AIA Atlanta Tours

The Tour Committee is a volunteer effort that works to educate the public about the profession of architecture through guided tours of significant projects in the Atlanta area. The tours generally run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the third Saturday or Sunday of each month, from April through November. Past tours have had an attendance of up to 100 people or more and offer an excellent opportunity for local practices to both gain exposure and feedback from the public.

The Committee strives to have a well rounded tour series with all building types as well as installations and other design efforts geared toward placemaking/ spacemaking. All design firms are required to obtain approval from the project owner to open the facility to tour groups. The presenting firms are responsible for guiding the tours with at least three staff members present throughout the three-hour time period. Projects of any type and size may be submitted to the Committee for consideration.

Submission deadline is February 9, 2008 and should include the following:

  1. Project name
  2. Project address
  3. Project description
  4. Project photos
  5. Firm name and contact
  6. Any times/dates that project is not available to tour

There is not a strict format for submissions. We need to have one or more images of the project (enough to adequately describe it visually) and ideally a brief text summary of the project, particularly to explain the image(s) presented. Include any innovations or special features of the project. For many submissions, a "one-sheet" marketing flyer has all the visual and verbal information required. Either electronic or hard-copy submissions will be accepted.

The Tour Committee will meet in February to review the submissions and select the tour schedule for the year. All firms will be notified of the status of their submission at the end of February.

Submission materials will not be returned unless return postage is provided. Please direct submissions to AIA Tours Committee Public Relations Chairs:

Shelly-Anne Tulia Scott
Leo A. Daly
10 Tenth Street, Suite 200
Atlanta GA 30309
404.885.7929

or

Sumegha Shah
Perkins+Will
1382 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta GA 30309
404.443.7515

Please send questions or electronic submissions to: AIAAtlantaTours@gmail.com

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