The Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is taking its annual home tour virtual this fall.


Oct. 16 to Oct. 19, ticketholders will be able to virtually tour homes from nine local architects. Each home will be seen through pictures, plans, models, videos and a 360-degree virtual walkthrough. Live sessions from the architects will be offered.


"We know that architecture is best experienced in person, but the current situation calls first and foremost for public safety, along with radical new ideas, so we’ve quickly adapted to bring the tour in an expanded format online," said Ingrid Spencer, executive director of AIA Austin, in a press release. "While we’ll miss the in-person aspect of the tour, we’re excited about the new opportunities technology can bring, including the ability to include a getaway home in the Texas Hill Country and to share the work of our architects on a global scale."


This year, the tour features these architecture firms:


Alterstudio Architecture and Mell Lawrence Architects


BaldridgeArchitects


Tim Cuppett Architects


Charles Di Piazza Architecture


Mark Odom Studio


Thoughtbarn


Jobe Corral Architects


Studio 512


Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects


Tickets will go on sale early August and will be $30, with an $85 VIP offering. Find more information at aiaaustinhomestour.com.