American Institute of Architects Announces its Third Annual Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) August 15, 2012 - American Institute of Architects Announces its Third Annual Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture

    Event to focus on making architecture accessible to the general public with an up-close look at the area's most innovative residential design

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Triangle Chapter today announced its third annual Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture. The self-guided tour will feature six award-winning, architect-designed homes throughout the Triangle and will take place on Saturday, October 6 between 10:00 and 5:00 p.m. with a cost of $15 per person.

    "As the only juried tour on the East Coast, we are thrilled that this event is getting attention from expert designers around the country," said Jon Zellweger, co-chair of the 2012 Tour Planning Committee "AIA wants to bring our architect-members' passion to the local community and engage in a meaningful dialog on the value of design in one's everyday life. This tour is the gateway to that conversation."

    An independent architecture jury, chaired by Robert De Leon of Louisville-based De Leon and Primmer Architecture Workshop, selected the six houses. The homes were evaluated based on a variety of criteria including: overall design concept, how well it met the clients' needs, relationship to site and context, sensitivity to material selections and environmental considerations, and special quality.

    Prior to the tour, two panel discussions will be held with the six architects whose homes are featured this year. This will offer the public another opportunity to engage the designers. These will be hosted by locally-owned businesses, Beyond Blue Interiors in Raleigh on September 16 at 5 p.m. and Flyleaf Books in Carrboro on September 25 at 7 p.m.

    An additional bonus to this year's tour includes a tour of the North Carolina State University's Chancellor's Residence on Centennial Campus, designed by the university's College of Design Dean Marvin Malecha. This tour will be available the weekend following the main tour and is free to those who purchased tickets for the main tour. For additional information on the tour and to purchase tickets, please visit

    About The American Institute of Architects:
    The American Institute of Architects Triangle Section is the voice of the local architecture profession dedicated to serving its 750+ members by expressing their commitment to excellence in design and improving the quality and livability of our built environment.

    Media Contact:
    Diane Williams, Executive Director, AIA Triangle
    (919) 463-0333
    aiatrianglenc ( @ ) gmail dot com

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