November 5, 2010

For Immediate Release

Seattle, WA  The second annual Tour of Architects will take place on March 19 & 20, 2011.   The event will showcase architects who have designed projects on Bainbridge Island as well as Mercer Island, WA.  Inclusion of other neighborhoods will be considered.  A designer’s marketplace and trade show/conferernce will be produced in conjunction with the event.

The 2010 Tour of Architects took place on Bainbridge Island, with 17 architects showcasing 24 projects.  The event attracted attendance of over 500, and raised awareness of architects in the region.   Projects included a Leed Platinum residential project, an educational “Treehouse,” a kitchen remodel and a waterfront art-inspired villa.   Many architects reported postive results in months following the tour, so organizers are expanding the territory in an effort to expand awareness of architecture in Seattle.  An extensive PR, marketing and advertising campaign will be utilized to promote the event and participants.

Architects are invited to submit projects for considerations.  More information is available at Excellence in design and accessiblity to the projects will be key considerations for acceptance.    

Tour of Architects is a GEM, LLC production.  A portion of ticket sales will be donated to non-profit organizations.