Austin Foundation for Architecture - Austin Architecture Cruise

Austin Architecture Cruise

MAY 8 | Capital Cruises Boat Dock | 208 Barton Springs Rd. 78704
6:00-8:00pm | 5:45pm boarding
$40 general admission | $20 students and seniors | $10 children under 12

We regret to inform you that our Austin Architecture Cruise scheduled for April 25 has been postponed due to severe thunderstorms. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The event is rescheduled for Monday, May 8, 6-8pm. Current ticket holder registration has been automatically transferred to this date. We thank you in advance for your patience during this time of high communications volume with our team.


A relaxing and insightful sunset tour exploring the architectural gems of our city all while cruising along Lady Bird Lake aboard the M.V. Pride & Joy II. Your expert hosts will demystify downtown Austin’s points of interest from the past, present, and future. Beer, wine, and light snacks will be available for purchase. Bring a friend and make a night of it!

This unique experience will highlight recent changes to the skyline as well as the pressing opportunities and challenges ahead. For this special Spring Edition, we are honored to be joined by two architecture & design luminaries. Michael Hsu, FAIA, and Wendy Dunnam Tita, FAIA, will be your guides and provide thoughtful, inspiring insights and perspectives. Both leaders in the field, their work has shaped Austin’s built environment and their innovative approaches to design have fueled projects across the U.S. and beyond.

Seating will be first-come, first-served. Seats on the top deck are not guaranteed to all attendees so please arrive early.

About Your Guides

Wendy Dunnam Tita, FAIA, is a Principal at Page, leading the Commercial and Mixed-Use practice nationally, which includes Housing, Hospitality, Office, Workplace and Mixed-Use projects. The firm is the design juggernaut behind beloved Texas architecture both public and private including Buffalo Bayou Park and Discovery Green in Houston, the Austin Airport and current expansion, Silicon Labs, Indeed Tower, AMLI buildings in the 2nd Street District in Austin, and some of our city’s most important multifamily towers like 70 Rainey, 44 East, Austin City Lofts and 321 w 6th, currently under construction. She served as the 2018 Board President of AIA Austin, was instrumental in starting Austin Women in Architecture Committee, and was elevated to AIA’s college of Fellows in 2018.

Michael Hsu, FAIA, IIDA, is the founder and principal of Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, an award winning, fully integrated architecture and interior design firm. MHOA was founded in 2005 and now has studios in Austin and Houston, as well as staff in Dallas, Denver, Nashville, and Louisville. Hsu has created varied concepts across industries including Sway, Loro, Fareground, LINE Hotel, South Congress Hotel, P.Terry’s, Canopy Art Studios, Springdale General and Lamar Union. He is the 2019 Past President of AIA Austin and was elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows in 2021.

Additional Note: Our goal is to make design accessible to all. If paying the standard rate for tickets makes this tour out of reach for you to attend, a limited number of tickets will be available at no charge. Please respect that this option is only offered for those individuals for whom there is a true financial barrier to participation. Enter code FREE2023TOUR at the top of the ticket page and click “apply”. Max 2 tickets/order.

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