Tour the Circuit of the Americas with AIA Austin

In partnership with the Texas Society of Architects, AIA Austin is offering a rare and unique opportunity for attendees of the Texas Architects 73rd Convention and Design Expo: the chance to tour Austin’s fabulous new Circuit of the Americas mere weeks before it opens!

August 2012 Construction Timelape Video
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Located approximately two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, the Circuit of the Americas is a multi-purpose facility that will host some of the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. Built around a state-of-the-art, 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet, the facility is designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power. It’s the first purpose-built Grand Prix Facility in the United States, and it’s sure to put Austin on the international map!

Austin’s own Miró Rivera Architects have made many substantial contributions to this groundbreaking facility, and Convention attendees will have the opportunity to follow Juan Miró, FAIA, and Miguel Rivera, AIA, as they describe the inspiration and processes behind their designs for the 60-acre Grand Plaza, the Events Plaza, the Tower Amphitheater, and the 250’ tall Observation Structure. Attendees will also have the chance to see Miró Rivera Architects’ Main Grand Stand, the ticketing buildings, the Concession / Bathroom Buildings, and the pedestrian bridges over the track itself!

AIA Austin is only offering this tour to registrants of the Texas Architects Convention, so if you’d like to attend this special tour, you’ll need to register first .

The tour will take place on:

Sunday, October 21
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Transportation will be provided – location of departure TBA
Registration fee: $100 per person

Please note that all proceeds of the ticket will benefit the Austin Foundation for Architecture, which is a 501(c)3. Your ticket will be tax deductible.

Registration is very limited, and those already registered for the Convention may register for the tour now!

To register, please call AIA Austin’s Lauren Vienne at 512.452.4332.

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