Towers & Trees Downtown Walking Tour

Reservations are required for this tour.

$15 General Admission
$10 for AIA Houston Members
$10 for Architecture students with current ID

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January 27, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
One Shell Plaza
901 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the ArCH Walking/Bicycle Tours

Towers and Trees explores the magnificent architecture between Hermann Square and Discovery Green as well as the changing dynamics of our downtown. We'll look at the partially realized civic center plan surrounding Hermann Square, the historic backbone of Main Street, the ambitious 1970 proposal that would become Houston Center, the internationally recognized icons from the skyscraper boom of the 70's and 80's, and Discovery Green, the newest catalyst for downtown development in Houston.

Meet outside One Shell Plaza at 901 Smith Street on the corner of Walker and Smith Street across the street from City Hall and the reflecting pool in Hermann Square. Garage and street parking available in the area.

AIA Credit: 2.0 LU


Per AIA National CE Standards, any learning program approved for AIA Learning Units may award CE credit for the approved program for up to (3) years from the date of approval so long as the CES Provider is in good standing. AIA Members may repeat the same course, but no additional credit will be granted or recorded.