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Architectural Guides in the USA – Exclusive Building Walks tailor made for Groups

page updated Nov 19, 2018

Architecture Walking Tours in America

Book your city guide with e-architect at isabelle(at)

American Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our American guided tours are specifically arranged to suit individual bookings: e-architect don’t allow bookings to be joined ad hoc. Our guided tours in America are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in the USA please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

American Architecture Tour – Introduction

e-architect have been doing guided architectural city walking tours since 2001.

We’ve architectural tour guides in most major American cities.

During recent years we have expanded our walking tours in more cities in South, Central and North America.

American Architecture : links

Architectural City Tours in America – Update

e-architect offer architecture tour guides in these cities of North America:

New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.
Mexico City
Las Vegas

e-architect offer architectural tour guides in these cities of South America:

Sao Paulo
Rio de Janeiro
Buenos Aires

More American architectural city tours will appear online soon. We have a global network of guides available in major cities.

The Clyfford Still Museum building:
American Architecture Tours
photograph : Jeremy Bittermann

American Architecture Walking Tours – Introduction

An e-architect architectural walking tour tends to focus on key contemporary American buildings. However our guides can usually incorporate specific architectural interests such as the major office buildings in Chicago or the most significant new skyscrapers in New York.

e-architect operate both architecture walking tours and architectural bus tours in America. Our American tour guides have an architectural background and quite a few of them are also architects. Each city offered in America has a standard tour framework but please contact us if you have specific interests.

Architectural Tours by e-architect:

To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.

Architectural Tours in America – Recent Cities Added

Latest American Architectural Walking Tours, launched:

tailor-made architectural tours for groups – these are not daily/weekly walks

Miami Architecture Walking Tours, launched Jan 23, 2018, in this booming Florida city.
1111 Lincoln Road Miami Beach Car Park building
photo : Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road MBeach1, LLLP

Washington, D.C. Architecture Tours launched August 12, 2017, in the US capital city.
National Museum of African American History & Culture
image courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond Smith Group

Las Vegas Architecture Walking Tours
Performing Arts Center Las Vegas Building
photograph : Steve Hall © HedrichBlessing

North American Architecture Walking Tours

North American Architectural Walking Tours, alphabetical:

Alaska Architecture Walking Tour, USA
Alaskan Architectural Tours
image © Christian Richters

Boston Architectural Walking Tours, USA
MIT Media Lab
photo courtesy of Andy Ryan

Chicago Architecture Tour, Illinois, USA, North America
Chicago Skyscraper Building
photo courtesy of Jan Klerks
The Windy City is located in the north of the United States of America. Major buildings include the famous skyscrapers – John Hancock Center and the Sears Tower – plus Crown Hall + IIT Buildings and 860-880 Lake Shore Drive.
Celebrated architects with buildings in this city include Zaha Hadid Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Ben van Berkel / UNStudio and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Famous 20th Century architects to build in the city include Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright and SOM.

Mexico City Architecture Tour, Mexico
Mexico City Architectural Tours
image from architect

Montreal Building Tours, Ontario, Canada
Montreal Architecture Walking Tour
photo © Timothy Hursley

Los Angeles Architectural Tours, USA
Walt Disney Concert Hall Building
photo © Andrew McRae

New York Architecture Walking Tour, USA
New York Architecture Tours
photo © Joe Lekas

San Francisco Architectural Walking Tours, California, USA, North America
SFMOMA Building
image © Snøhetta
San Francisco is located on the west coast of the United States of America. Major buildings include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the V. C. Morris Gift Shop and the de Young Museum.
Famous 20th Century architects to have built in the city include Frank Lloyd Wright and Mario Botta. Significant contemporary architects with buildings completed or on site in the city include Daniel Libeskind, Foster + Partners, Herzog & de Meuron, Morphosis Architecture and Snøhetta.

Toronto Architectural Tour, Ontario, Canada, North America
Toronto Skyscraper
image © Studio Daniel Libeskind
Toronto is located in the south of Canada and is the largest city in the country. Tours can be combined with Montreal or Chicago if groups have sufficient time. Major contemporary buildings include Royal Ontario Museum building by architect Daniel Libeskind and the Ryerson Image Centre by Diamond Schmitt Architects. A major proposed building is Mirvish+Gehry by Gehry Partners.

Vancouver Architecture Walking Tour, BC, Canada, North America
Vancouver Tower Building
photograph : Nigel Young, Foster + Partners
Vancouver is located British Colombia in the northwest of North America. Celebrated recent buildings include the Jameson House and Vancouver Convention Centre West. Significant architects to build in the city include Canadian architectural studios Saucier + Perrotte and LMN Architects. Also working on designs for the city are international design offices Foster + Partners, John McAslan + Partners and BIG.

South American Architecture Walking Tours

South American Architectural Walking Tours, alphabetical:

Bogotá Architectural Tours
La Calera Chapel Bogotá building
photo : Alberto Fonseca

Brasilia Building Tours, Brazil, South America
Brasilia House
photograph : Pedro Vannucchi

Buenos Aires Architecture Tour, Argentina, South America
Faena Aleph Residences Buenos Aires
photo : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
The Argentine capital – nicknamed Paris of South America due to its elegant streetscape – is the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. The city is the most visited in South America, ahead of Rio and São Paulo.

Rio de Janeiro Buildings Walking Tours, Brazil, South America
Rio Olympic Park Brazil
image from architects
Significant buildings in the second largest city in Brazil include Cidade da Musica Roberto Marinho and the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum and the of course the various Olympic and World Cup stadiums and venues.
Famous architects with buildings in Rio include Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, de Portzamparc and Richard Meier. Other key architects are BCMF Arquitetos, AECOM and Andrade Morettin Arquitetos.

Sao Paulo Architectural Walking Tours, Brazil, South America
photo : Pedro Vannucchi
Dubbed the largest city in the southern hemisphere – with around 11 million inhabitants – Sao Paulo is buoyant economically. Much of the good new architecture in the city is residential and therefore mostly off-limits however our guide can provide a plentiful supply of other cutting-edge designs to visit.

Walking Tours in America

American Architectural Tours generally introduce the city’s principal buildings. However they can also be tailored to your group’s architectural interests, for example focused on high-rise curtain walling or new school buildings.

Winspear Opera House, Dallas:
American Opera house Building
photo : Iwan Baan

American Architectural Tours

Contact our office to arrange your US architectural tour: mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)


e-architect operate architectural walking tours in Alaska, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, New York, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver.
We aim to add more building tours in American cities shortly.

We welcome interest from architectural guides in the US – please send your CV and introduction.

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North American Architecture

Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, USA
Design: Mies van der Rohe, architect
Farnsworth House
photograph © gm+ad architects

Farnsworth House

The Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA
Design: Brad Cloepfil + Allied Works Architecture
The Clyfford Still Museum Denver
photograph : Jeremy Bittermann

American Museum Building

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA
Design: Gehry Partners, architects
American Concert Hall
photo © Andrew McRae

American Concert Hall Building

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