AIA Austin Summer Conference is now...

AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference 

Save the Date! August 20-21  |  AT&T Conference Center | Zlotnik Family Ballroom* | Also available virtually*

Registration coming in early summer. Never miss an event - subsribe to our weekly newsletter, Archi-Facts, here.

The AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference delivers dynamic content through renowned keynote speakers, inspiring breakout sessions, and local project tours, all focused on sustainability, resiliency, and inclusive design through the lens of AIA's Framework for Design Excellence.

*In the event that the facility (AT&T Conference Center) cannot accommodate our Design Excellence Conference in August, and/or based on the prospect of social/business gathering rules prohibiting an in-person event, we are preparing for the possibility of a virtual conference. 


Submit a course

What do the AIA Framework for Design Excellence and the Toolkit have to do with your submission to the AIA Austin Design Excellence Conference?
Read the Course Submission Guide created by the Design Excellence Conference Committee and COTE.


Submit your course

Course submission deadline has been extended to May 29.

If there are topics you'd like to hear about at the conference, please email your suggestions for topics and/or speakers to

photos courtesy of Patrick Wong

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Keynote Sponsors
Dalgleish Construction Company
Dovetail Custom Wood & Metal

Gift Sponsor
Rogers-O'Brien Construction

Lanyard Sponsor
Mirror Gallery Inc.

Happy Hour Sponsors
Dialectic Engineering
Innova Tile

Lunch Sponsor
Vectorworks, Inc.

Room Sponsors
Sierra Pacific Windows
Terracon Consultants, Inc

Break Sponsor
James Hardie Building Products

Break Supported by
City of Austin Development Services Department

Scholarship Sponsor

Acme Brick
Exclusive Windows & Doors of Austin
Pella Windows & Doors
Timber Frame Connection

Andersen Widows & Doors
Arizona Tile
Austin Energy Green Building

EEA Consulting Engineers
GMEP Engineers
Huber Engineered Woods
Hutchins Garage Doors
Martel Windows and Doors
Novidesa - AdvanTech Construction Systems
Schluter Systems
Sika Corporation
Southwest Solutions Group, Inc.
The Chism Company
The Mendicant Architect, LLC

Thomas Printworks
TruStile Doors, LLC

Special Guests
Atelier Wong Photography
In Balance Chiropractic & Acupuncture - providing free chair massage
UT Press - book store 

Learn about sponsorship opportunities here and contact Bridget for more information.