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Featured educational tours

Turn Orlando into your classroom

Tours are always one of AIA Convention’s most popular and exciting learning experiences. We’re organizing more than a hundred tours designed to inspire, educate, and enable you to explore the best of Orlando. All educational tours earn LU credits. 

We're in the process of selecting tours for AIA Convention 2017. Search below if you'd like to browse sessions from AIA Convention 2016.

2016 Featured tours

Family-friendly hospital    Explore the future of patient-centered healthcare at the new Pediatric Critical Care Tower at St. Christopher’s, designed to provide a comfortable, family-friendly environment.
Wright’s landmark synagogue   Learn about the collaborative design process between Frank Lloyd Wright and Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen that resulted in the award-winning design of Beth Sholom.
A more perfect union  
Take a journey through the Union League to see how an ambitious master plan revived John Frazier’s 1865 French Renaissance style building and Horace Trumbauer’s Beaux Arts additions.
Collaborative community space   Primary care practice. Library. Recreational facility. See for yourself how a unique collaboration between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia resulted in a mixed-use facility unlike anything before it.
Animals + architecture
at KidZooU
  Geothermal walls. Daylighting. Vegetated roofs. And goats. Learn why the Philadelphia Zoo’s new children’s exhibit is award winning and earth and animal friendly.
Sustaining Longwood Gardens   Explore three significant restoration and expansion projects at one of the world’s great gardens. Tour with the architects and designers behind the projects, and learn how they balanced legacy and innovation.
Healthy hospitals  
The Lankenau Medical Center leads the way in patient care and environmental stewardship. Take a guided tour of the largest LEED Silver health project on the east coast.
Temple University
  This tour takes you back in time and behind the scenes of the preservation, restoration, and rebirth of Philadelphia’s 125-year-old Temple University Baptist Temple.
Walk the Mural Mile Why has Philadelphia been designated the "mural capital of the world"? Find out during this guided tour through Center City. Learn the stories behind each mural as well as neighborhood culture and history.