AIA Conference on Architecture

AIA Conference on Architecture

AIA Conference on Architecture

June 6-8, 2019

Architecture Expo

June 6-7, 2019
Las Vegas Convention Center

A’19 Theme: Blueprint for a Better Future
Designing a better future means taking on the critical challenges facing cities—and our world—today.

Future cities
Beyond its excess, extremes, and appetite for the ersatz, Las Vegas is a global pioneer in design. Its ever-changing landscape is an incubator for the kind of transformation that influences architecture and design trends the world over.

And with tens of millions of visitors each year, Las Vegas is boldly on display. Not just the casinos and nightlife, but the hospitals, schools, community centers, parks, apartment buildings, and art installations that are part of people’s everyday lives.

This work is a testimony to how architects are designing a better future by taking on the critical challenges facing cities—and our world—today. At A’19, we’ll explore designing a better future, for everyone.

Blueprint for a Better Future

You’ll leave Las Vegas with actionable insights that will inspire your projects and your practice, from some of the most creative architects, designers, firms, and futurists.

A’19 programming includes sessions on artificial intelligence, data visualization, 3D concrete printing, Amazon Spheres, tall wood, nano-grid condos, immigrant architects, overcoming houselessness, the latest in WELL design, the energy-hog myth, designing border crossings and ports of entry, zero net energy affordable housing, new codes and standards, and architecture tours of local standouts like Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Brain Center, Seven Magic Mountains, and the Downtown Container Park.

The A’19 offers: Hundreds of sessions, Keynotes, Pro Series, ArchiTalks, seminars, and expo credit sessions will happen here. There’s also the Architecture Expo, 200,000 sq. ft. materials playground featuring the best new products from 750+ exhibitors.


June 6-8, 2019

A’19 will be held June 6−8 in Las Vegas, and for two days on June 6 and 7, we’re turning the Las Vegas Convention Center into a materials playground. Industry leaders and experienced professionals attend A’19 to search for the hottest new products and technologies.


There are 5 top reasons to exhibit at A’19:

You’ll reach influential design professionals seeking an edge. Attendees consist of principals who control major purchasing budgets, entrepreneurial leaders of startups, design professionals for major corporations, and students making tomorrow’s decisions.

You’ll be sought out for information and advice. Our attendees say, in addition to consulting with peers, building product manufacturers are their second greatest influencer when conducting research on products and materials.

It’s your chance to show off. Creative architects, designers, and firm representatives attend the Architecture Expo to learn about new products and trends. Our attendees want to leave the event feeling informed and inspired.

You’ll be an essential part of each day’s programming. Expo time is “baked in” to the event schedule and flow. When the expo floor is open, classes and activities elsewhere are minimized.

It’s easy to customize. Scale your expo experience to fit your target market. You’ll find a broad scope of desirable floor locations, multiple event promotion options, and prominent sponsorship opportunities that go far beyond the basics.


June 6-7, 2019

Discover what’s new, next, & cutting edge
For two days, we’re turning the Las Vegas Convention Center into a product playground. Don’t miss a single booth, gallery, or display as you explore the latest materials, products, and technologies by more than 750 leading brands and building product manufacturers.

200,000 sq. ft. Architecture Expo
Looking for a project or product solution? Tap into the expertise of some of the industry’s best brands, face to face, right on the expo floor.

From software to building systems to materials like stone and tile, you’ll explore the newest and upcoming high-tech products, and experience demos, displays, and galleries. The Architecture Expo isn’t just an exhibit hall—it’s also a temporary built environment packed with solutions that will impact your practice into the future.

There’s also live programming, expo credit courses, demos, galleries, and happy hours, and dedicated expo-only hours (11am—5pm) to give you ample time to browse the floor with no scheduling conflicts.


Explore 500+ sessions
Write down the program codes for the sessions you’d like to attend, then use them to reserve your seat when you register. The extensive full program of the total events to be held can be found here:


Las Vegas is home to some of the most lavish, iconic, and influential architecture in the world. Here’s a look at the conference venues and tour locations you’ll experience at A’19.


Currently at 3.2M sq. ft., this convention center is one of the largest single-level facilities in the world center is one of the largest and busiest in the world.
Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, U.S.A.




AIA was founded in 1857 by 13 architects. Headquartered in Washington, DC, we have more than 200 chapters around the world. Now we’re more than 94,000 members strong. We advocate for the value of architecture and give architects the resources they need to do their best work. Our work drives positive change through the power of design.

The AIA has a long history of requiring that its members adhere to the highest ethical standards. The AIA standards include: Antitrust compliance, Attribution of credit, Bylaws, Code of ethics, Terms and conditions, Using the AIA designation.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. The AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry.

The AIA is currently headed by Robert Ivy, FAIA as EVP/Chief Executive Officer and Carl Elefante, FAIA as AIA President.

There are five levels of membership in the AIA:

Architect members (AIA) are licensed to practice architecture by a licensing authority in the United States.

Associate members (Assoc. AIA) are not licensed to practice architecture but they are working under the supervision of an architect in a professional or technical capacity, have earned professional degrees in architecture, are faculty members in a university program in architecture, or are interns earning credit toward licensure.

International associate members hold an architecture license or the equivalent from a licensing authority outside the United States.

Emeritus members have been AIA members for 15 successive years and are at least 65 years of age or are incapacitated and unable to work in the architecture profession.

Allied members are individuals whose professions are related to the building and design community, such as engineers, landscape architects, or planners; or senior executive staff from building and design-related companies, including publishers, product manufacturers, and research firms. Allied membership is a partnership with the AIA and the American Architectural Foundation.

There is no National AIA membership category for students, but they can become members of the American Institute of Architecture Students and many local and state chapters of the AIA have student membership categories.

The AIA’s most prestigious honor is the designation (FAIA) of a member as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. This membership is awarded to members who have made contributions of national significance to the profession. Slightly more than 2,600, or 2% of all members, have been elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. Foreign architects of prominence may be elected to the College as Honorary Fellows of the AIA.

ARCHITECT: The Magazine of the American Institute of Architects

ARCHITECT is the official magazine of the AIA. It hands out the annual Progressive Architecture Award, in addition to the R+D Awards (for research and development). ARCHITECT also conducts an Annual Design Review, which it describes as “a unique barometer of the business of architecture.”

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Eighteen photographs were honored in the third iteration of the annual awards program.


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