Each of the ten homes featured on the tour is a collaborative effort between architect and homeowner, designed with the specific needs of the homeowner in mind. Ensuring the family’s personality, preferences and lifestyle were integrated into the design philosophy and construction was key in each approach. The tour's secondary goal is to educate the general public about AIA's definition of good home design and ensure participants experience this good design "from the inside out" through a variety of different residential approaches.
The Tour encourages participants to meet with architects and designers, explore housing trends that integrate sustainable design features and discover unique design solutions that inspire residential living. Prior to October 2, an educational series—free to the general public—will take place and include panel discussions with tour architects, trade professionals and sustainability experts. Home Tour tickets are available online and at select Harris Teeter locations.