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New Canaan, Connecticut Architectural Tour

Eliot Noyes House

Eliot Noyes House; Photo by Michael Biondo

  • 06/24/2016

  • 7 AM  - 11 PM

  • New Canaan, CT

    Bus will depart from 320 Newbury Street and from Framingham Park and Ride


  • Tickets for this event are sold out.

    Proceeds from the trip benefit the BAC Fund.

BAC President Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, invites you to join him for a special trip to New Canaan, Connecticut to visit three architectural icons: Philip Johnson's Glass House, the Eliot Noyes House, and Grace Farms on Friday, June 24, 2016.

Admission for this trip is $300 and includes round-trip transportation (departs from and returns to the BAC with an option to be picked up and dropped off at Framingham Park and Ride), behind-the-scenes tours of each of the three properties, lunch at Grace Farms and a reception at the Eliot Noyes House, and the opportunity to receive 6 HSW AIA Continuing Education Credits. Proceeds from the trip benefit the BAC Fund.

Philip Johnson's Glass House

The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, Connecticut. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises 14 structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture along with temporary exhibitions.

Eliot Noyes House

The Eliot Noyes House was built in 1955 by architect Eliot Noyes for his family to reside in and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. The Noyes House is not open to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to see this historic home.

Noyes House by Michael Biondo
Photo by Michael Biondo

Grace Farms

Grace Farms is a welcoming new place, where a building designed by SANAA is seamlessly integrated into 80 acres of open space for people to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith. A diverse natural habitat in the northeast corner of New Canaan, Connecticut, this former horse farm is home to numerous varieties of flora and fauna. Approximately 77 of the 80 acres will be retained in perpetuity as open meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds.


7 am — Arrive at the BAC
7:30 am — Depart from the BAC
8 am — Additional pickup at Framingham Park and Ride
11:30 am — Lunch at Grace Farms
12:30–2 pm — Grace Farms Tour
3–5 pm — Glass House Tour
6–7:30 pm — Noyes House Tour and Reception
10:30 — Arrive back at Framingham Park and Ride
11 pm — Arrive back at the BAC

Grace Farms by Lian Chang / CC BY 2.0

Photo by Lian Chang / CC BY 2.0

*Please note that this tour requires that participants be in good physical condition as some of the properties are large and require walking to and from the tour bus without assistance.