Join the conversation and connect with design!
The Austin Foundation for Architecture offers a wide variety of programming for all audiences, across Austin and beyond. Connect with fellow Austinites who share a love of architecture and design through our exhibitions, events, and tours.
Above: P A R K S P A C E by Abby Comeau
Guide to Austin Architecture
A joint venture between AIA Austin and the Austin Foundation for Architecture, the Guide to Austin Architecture offers insight into the city’s unique places and spaces with walking tours, texts, and images curated by local architects. We will continue to add to the Guide to reflect Austin’s many communities—check back often!
Las Piñatas ATX
October 2020-Spring 2021
For 2020, Las Piñatas ATX returns with an installation series themed Nepantla: tierra entre medio | space in-between. The series will consist of large-scale papel picado banners designed with community artists and installed at various sites and corridors highlighting East Austin’s LatinX and African-American communities.
P A R K S P A C E
P A R K S P A C E is an intervention that helps visualize social distancing guidelines in Austin’s parks and green spaces. As Austinites step carefully back out of their homes, we need to shift the ways we move through and interact in public spaces. To help with this transition, P A R K S P A C E provides a creative wayfinding system to encourage safe practices for our community.
Discover Design Over Dinner
This design-oriented dinner series offers memorable evenings hosted by local architects and designers and set in iconic buildings and homes not typically open to the public. Attendees enjoy food and conversation while learning about the building’s design, construction, and architectural significance to Austin. Past dinners have taken place at the Seaholm Power Plant, T3 (The Think Tank) Headquarters, and architect-designed residences.
The Austin Foundation for Architecture and AIA Austin jointly coordinate an exhibition program to interpret architecture and its relationship to art, culture, and community for a broad public audience. Through environments conducive to learning and discovery, these experiences are intended to promote the critical examination and understanding of architecture, and to inspire curiosity and delight.
Form:Function is our biggest fundraising event of each year. Ticket sales and sponsorships support the development of community leaders, programs, and events that enhance the urban experience for us all. During this special celebration, the Foundation, AIA Austin, and friends come together to recognize recipients of the prestigious Honor Awards and AIA Fellowship.
Explore past programs and events hosted by the Foundation to promote education, awareness, and appreciation of architecture for all Austinites.
Stay informed through our "Public Programs" list