The Church interior (Courtesy AIA-CKC)
The Church interior (Courtesy AIA-CKC)
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This Sunday, the Central Kentucky Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting a tour of seven homes designed or renovated by local architects. This year’s selection includes mostly renovated properties scattered all around Louisville and offers a chance to chat with architects and their clients about home construction and renovation.

Also, the day before the tour on Saturday, Dr. John Gilderbloom will be conducting a forum on the architects chosen as part of this year’s tour. The forum will be hosted at the Urban Design Studio at 507 South Third Street and begins at 10:00 am.

Tickets to this year’s AIA-CKC House Tour cost $15 and are available at any house on the tour. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. The houses will be open from 1:00 until 6:00pm. For more information, contact Jason Brown at 502.582.2500 or visit the AIA-CKC website.

Saturday’s Architects Forum lasts from 10:00 until 11:30am and is sponsored by the University of Louisville Center for Sustainable Neighborhoods, the AIA-CKC, and the Urban Design Studio. Tickets for the House Tour will be available at the forum.

Here’s a little more info about this year’s tour and listing of the houses:

Seven of Kentuckiana’s most artistic and stately homes will be open to the public on Sunday September 19th for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central Kentucky Chapter (CKC)Annual House Tour fundraiser benefiting Habitat for Humanity.

Each home is unique in its design elements such as a renovated church unit, a traditional Norton Commons residence, or energy efficiency through a super-insulated passive-solar Sun-Earth Home. For example, the Doelling Residence, designed by Gary Watrous, AIA, demonstrates how a homeowner can have lower energy bills and contribute to a cleaner environment without sacrificing comfort or beauty.

A feature stop this year is a Habitat for Humanity home receiving U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification for the first time. Joseph and Joseph Architects, the project’s LEED consultant, will be on site to answer questions.

The Church interior (Courtesy AIA-CKC) The Church
801 East Main Street – Louisville, Ky 40206
Architect: Jeff Rawlins
Seiler Residence (Courtesy AIA-CKC) Seiler Residence
522 Dover Road – Louisville, KY
Architect: Mary Jackson, AIA
Doelling Residence (Courtesy AIA-CKC) Doelling Residence
7012 Wooded Meadow Dr. – Louisville, Ky
Architect: Gary Watrous, AIA
Habitat for Humanity LEED Residence (Courtesy AIA-CKC) Schoen Residence
300 Monohan Drive – Louisville, Ky
Architect: Anne Del Prince, AIA
Habitat for Humanity LEED Residence (Courtesy AIA-CKC) Habitat for Humanity LEED Residence
1227 S. Clay St. – Louisville, Ky 40203
Designer: Habitat for Humanity Louisville
LEED Consultant: Joseph & Joseph Architects
Leet Residence (Courtesy AIA-CKC) Leet Residence
1800 Mockingbird Ridge Place – Louisville, Ky
Architect: Mark Doumas
Yarmuth Residence (Courtesy AIA-CKC) Yarmuth Residence
9301 Norton Commons Blvd – Louisville, Ky 40059
Architect: Greg Burrus, AIA
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3 COMMENTS

  1. The Church is single-handedly worth the price of admission. The architect’s and owner’s vision is edgey, innovative and represents the best of adaptive re-use.

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