Attendees tour SunTrust Plaza during last year’s Open House Atlanta. (Photos by Gene Phillips)

The Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta), in partnership with Central Atlanta Progress and Midtown Alliance, will host free tours of the city’s most recognizable and beloved buildings during the third annual Open House Atlanta. This year’s event will take place the weekend of Oct. 19 – 20.
During the weekend’s self-guided explorations, attendees can also meet some of the people who design, build and preserve Atlanta, fostering conversations about how architecture sustains the city as a unique place to live, work and grow.
More than 50 buildings throughout Downtown, Midtown, and along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Beltline Trail will be featured this year, along with a number of developments near Westend MARTA station, including Met Atlanta Lifecyle Building Center and a number of tenants at Lee + White. Sites range from sacred, faith-based spaces and historic landmarks, to museums, theaters, Fortune 500 offices, luxury residential communities, hotels and the offices of architecture firms.
Some of the tour highlights:
APEX Museum
Big Bethel AME Church
City Design Studio
Hurt Building
Peachtree Center
Portman Architects
Basilica of the Sacred Heart Atlanta
Sweet Auburn Curb Market/The Municiple Market
Theatrical Outfit
Old Excelsior Mill (formerly known as The Masquerade)
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership & Atlanta Land Trust
Breman Museum
Colony Square
Fox Theatre
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Monetary Museum
Ponce Condominiums
Hop City Beer
The Met
Part of a broader, global network of Open House events the last two Open House Atlanta events drew more than 10,000 visitors. For more information, visit
Haus Gables in Old Fourth Ward.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.