Resources

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AAO Webinar: The Value of Docent-Led Architecture Tours

This resource includes a recording of the March 2, 2017 AAO Webinar, which featured newly published research by AAO member Jason Nu, PhD, documenting the process of creating docent-led architecture tours, the emotional impact they make on pubic tourgoers, and why it’s such a powerful tool for promoting design. For his dissertation in the field of geography, Nu conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork on architecture tours using the Chicago Architecture Foundation as a case study.
 
Organization: 
Association of Architecture Organizations
Category: 
Tours
Posted by aao on February 28, 2017 - 4:58pm

Chicago Architecture Foundation Tour Consulting Development Services Contract

Sample contract between the Chicago Architecture Foundation (consultant) and the Municipal Art Society of New York (client) outlining terms of agreement between the two organizations and the consulting services CAF will offer for enhanced tour development at MAS, including compensation and other technical terms associated with the agreement.

Organization: 
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Category: 
Tours
Posted by aao on December 5, 2012 - 10:42am

Chicago Architecture Foundation Tour Consulting Development Services Overview

Sample draft of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Tour Consulting Development services with overview of CAF's capabilities, services and the expectations required of the prospective client organization.

Organization: 
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Category: 
Tours
Posted by aao on April 5, 2012 - 11:40am

Survey: AAO Tours Network 2011

Brief round-up of architectural tour programming activity by several AAO Member organizations. Survey issued in 2011.

Organization: 
Association of Architecture Organizations
Category: 
Tours
Posted by aao on September 1, 2011 - 12:05pm

Creating a Tour Program (Chicago Architecture Foundation Model)

Document highlighting the Chicago Architecture Foundation's tour model; sample materials on how to create an architecture tour program, with focus on recruiting and training docents and developing tours.

Organization: 
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Category: 
Tours
Posted by aao on August 5, 2010 - 11:43am