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Registration Opens July 8! 

Get inspired

Browse the exhibit hall with over 150 booths featuring new products and services. Connect with members of the profession to take your project to the next level. 

5 Keynote Speakers

Gain inspiration from keynote speakers from across the globe as they share information about

their work,

their practice,

firm culture, and more.

20 workshops

Choose from

20 workshop options over 2 days of events

to meet all your professional development needs.


AIA HSW LUs, ASLA, and GBCI credits. Certificates are also available for Interior Designers and Engineers upon request.


 Reconnect with old and new contacts to strengthen your network.  Attendees include Architects,  Engineers,
Interior Designers,  Landscape Architects,  Facility Managers, Planners, ISU Students & Faculty
And more!

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Join Us in Des Moines 

Iowa Events Center
833 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309



Attendee Registration
Registration for convention attendees will open on July 8

Exhibit Booth Reservations
We'd like to invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to meet and network with over 600 architects, students, faculty, and members of the profession. Check out this year's floor plan to reserve your space. Exhibit booth reservations open to AIA Iowa Allied Members on May 2nd and open to the public on May 9th. You can read through all the details of the show by browsing our exhibitor information packet here.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Each year over 1,000 architects, associates, and others related to the architecture and design community across Iowa and the Midwest come together and this is your opportunity to showcase your company. We have a sponsorship to fit every budget! Check out the list of opportunities here.

Workshop Proposals
Workshop Proposals are open until May 21. Fill out our workshop application here. If you have questions about the proposal process, please contact Colette Sheaff.

Convention Hotel

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Room Block: American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter
435 Park St., Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 241-1456

Room Booking will be Available closer to Event Date

(Onsite parking at the Hilton is available east of the hotel and is $22.00+ tax per night OR the closest Des Moines Parking Garage on the corner or 5th and Keo [525 5th Ave.] is one block away and connected via skywalk at the cost of $10 per night and $1 per hour.)

Visitor's Guide
Looking for some recommendations on what to see and where to eat while you're in Des Moines? Our Attendee Experience Committee has put together a comprehensive list of the top places to experience during your time in the capitol!




  • Andersen Windows, Inc. - Expo Lounge Sponsor

  • Commercial New Construction Program - Thursday Lunch Keynote Speaker

  • Energy Panel Structures - Convention Program

  • IMEG Corp. - Emerging Professionals Breakfast

  • Iowa State University Dept. of Architecture - Keynote Speaker

  • Johnson Machine Works, Inc. - Keynote Speaker

  • KCL Engineering - Monday Morning Break

  • Latitude Signage + Design - Cocktail Party

  • Masonry Institute of Iowa - Masonry Institute Awards

  • Pella - Pella AXP Sponsorship

  • RDG Planning + Design - Emerging Professionals Competition

  • Virginia Tile - Hospitality

  • West Plains Engineering - Tuesday Lunch

Questions? Contact Us


American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter

400 Locust St., Ste. 100

Des Moines, IA 50309



Opening Hours

Mon - Fri:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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