AIA Austin 2022 Design Excellence Conference

August 24-26  |  Hybrid Conference
Aug 24: Half day of virtual sessions and half day of in-person project tours.
Aug 25-26: Two full days of in-person or virtual courses and keynotes. In-person courses and the Design Expo held at the Austin Central Library.

Option to attend virtually or in person. Early Bird pricing through August 1! 
Agenda, speaker bios, and tour info coming soon!

Click the button below to learn more and register.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2022 Design Excellence Conference, please contact Annissa Calvillo for more information.

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. Conference attendees can earn 18+ LUs over the three-day conference, fulfilling HSW and ADA annual requirements for TBAE licensure and AIA membership.

Attendees can choose either an in-person or a virtual ticket. The conference will be held at the Central Library on Thursday & Friday, August 25-26 or virtually through the conference's online platform. Both tickets include four or five virtual sessions on the morning of Wednesday, August 24, and onsiteproject tours that afternoon which will available as add-ons to your registration. 

In-person Tours
A few in-person tours will be offered at an extra cost, and space will be limited. Tours will only be accessible with the purchase of the tour ticket, and can be purchased in addition to the conference registration or as a stand-alone event.

Students Attend Free!

If you are a student interested in attending the conference, please email (from your school email address if possible) with your first and last name, school name, student ID, and a breif statement describing your interest in attending. 

Continuing Education Requirements

AIA measures continuing education in learning units (LUs). One hour of continuing education earns one LU. AIA Architect members are required to complete 18 LUs each calendar year. Of those 18 LUs, 12 must be in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics. In order to maintain your license in the state of Texas, all registered architects (this includes practicing Emeritus members) must complete at least 12 Continuing Education Program Hours (CEPH) per calendar year. More information can be found on the TBAE website.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Keynote Sponsors:

Andersen Windows & Doors


Encotech Engineering Consultants


Lanyard Sponsor:


Break Sponsors:

Austin Energy Green Building

Foursquare Commercial

Foursquare Builders

Premium Exhibitors:

Berdoll Sawmill


Sierra Pacific Windows




Arizona Tile

Builders FirstSource

Exclusive Windows & Doors of Austin

Johnson Equipment Company

Lamboo Technologies LLC

Southwest Solutions Group, Inc.

Thomas Printworks



Learn about sponsorship opportunities and contact Annissa to sign up or with questions.