The work of a residential architect extends beyond their sketch pad or computer 3D models. They are part of a team of professionals who translate creative thinking into a furnished and durable physical reality. Architects develop relationships with businesses, engineers, material manufactures, and builders to ensure that their clients’ homes are built to a high standard with appropriate interior finishes and affordable utility bills.
Some of the key team-members for the 20 architects involved in the upcoming 2012 AIA MN Homes by Architects Tour are the tour sponsors:
- Marvin Windows and Doors, the premier manufacturer of wood and clad wood windows and doors, provide exceptional views and natural day-lighting to 11 of the 26 homes throughout the tour.
- One of the best businesses for finding the perfect appliances for your home is Warners’ Stellian. Their quality reputation is well known, and their products have been placed in five tour homes.
- The excellent execution of engineering, construction, and craftsmanship also can be seen throughout thanks to those at Cates Fine Homes, Mattson Macdonald Young, Stinson Builder’s Inc., Streeter & Associates, and Welch Forsman.
For more information on the homes, which feature these sponsors’ products, visit the Homes by Architects website.
The AIA MN Homes By Architects Tour takes place September 22 & 23. Purchase your tickets today to see how these sponsors help transform bare walls and unadorned floors with no appliances or furniture to elevate a house structure into a home.
—Alicia Liebel, Associate AIA
AIA MN HBAT Marketing Committee Member