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Architect's Heroic Design Journey Unveiled in AIA East Bay Home Tours

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Erick Mikiten

Erick Mikiten

"Crafted by architect Erick Mikiten, this home embodies hope and love, offering solace to a family in crisis."

Design is about more than aesthetics; it's about enhancing lives and fostering a sense of belonging.”
— Erick Mitiken, Architect
BERKELEY, CA, US, April 3, 2024 / -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) East Bay proudly presents its annual home tours on Saturday, May 4th, 2024, from 10 AM to 4 PM. This highly anticipated event showcases five unique homes, each with a compelling story behind its design and construction. Among them stands an awe-inspiring testament to compassion, creativity, and human resilience.

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the San Francisco East Bay, one home in particular tells a story of profound courage and architectural ingenuity. Designed by local architect Erick Mikiten, this extraordinary residence is not merely a structure but a beacon of hope and a sanctuary of love for a family facing unimaginable challenges.

Mikiten, hailed as a hero within the architectural and disability communities, embarked on a journey unlike any other when approached by the family. Their young child battles a degenerative condition, prompting the family to seek a new living environment tailored to their child's unique needs. With unwavering determination and boundless empathy, Mikiten embraced the challenge, crafting a home that seamlessly integrates accessibility, comfort, and beauty.

In Mikiten's words, "Design is about more than aesthetics; it's about enhancing lives and fostering a sense of belonging. It was immensely rewarding to collaborate with the family to create a space that meets their practical requirements and enriches their daily lives while creating a sculptural, light-filled urban sanctuary."

The owner echoes this sentiment, expressing profound gratitude for Mikiten's vision's transformational impact. "Our home is more than just a dwelling; it's a testament to the incredible power of thoughtful design. Thanks to Erick’s team’s dedication and expertise, our entire family enjoys the serenity this house creates. We couldn’t be happier with the results."

Visitors to the AIA East Bay Home Tours will have the privilege of experiencing firsthand the profound impact of architecture on the human spirit. Guided by the owner and Mikiten himself, attendees will embark on a journey of inspiration and discovery, witnessing the transformative potential of design in action.
Join us on May 4th, 2024, as we celebrate the power of architecture to transcend boundaries, uplift communities, and ignite hope.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit [AIA East Bay's website].

About AIA East Bay: The American Institute of Architects (AIA) East Bay is a professional association dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of architecture in the San Francisco East Bay area. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, AIA East Bay strives to promote excellence in design and enrich the built environment for present and future generations.

For media inquiries or interview requests, please contact Contact:
Mike Wilson,
American Institute for Architects East Bay Chapter,

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