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Online Registration is now CLOSED.

Please visit us at the Information Desk for on-site registration.

Find more details about our event on the Welcome & Details page.

Welcome to the 2018 AIA Iowa Convention

The future of Architecture is shaped by our collective MOVEMENT. MOVEMENT is the progress that occurs as we learn, grow, and expand the view and understanding of the world in which we live. 


MOVEMENT is the change in adapting to the environment, economy, and society around us.  Individually, we are exploring and creating new ideas; together, we are building a new diverse, sustainable, and bold future.

Many experiences have shaped us; thereafter we shape our profession.  These experiences are the driving force that fosters new and positive cultural shifts: toward new modes of practice and project delivery; toward workplace equity; toward social justice; toward emerging tools; toward sustainable products; toward life-cycle analysis; and toward a new architecture.


Diversity is paramount to MOVEMENT, thus, behind the theme for this year’s 2018 AIA Iowa Convention. 


Please consider joining us to explore the importance of MOVEMENT on September 20-21 in Des Moines!

AIA Iowa 2018 Convention Co-Chairs

Brent Hoffman, Assoc. AIA
Michelle Huggins, AIA

Christiana Moss, AIA


Phoenix, Arizona

Zena Howard, FAIA

Perkins + Will

Durham, North Carolina

Jeff Goldstein, AIA


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Juan Miro, FAIA

Miro Rivera Architects

Austin, Texas

Meet our Keynotes

Thank you to our sponsors

Andersen Windows Inc. - Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

Architectural Arts LLC-  AIA Iowa Design Awards Entry Projection Special Exhibit

Beeline + Blue - Convention Program

Commercial New Construction Program- Awards Celebration Presentation

Confluence- Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

Downing Construction- Emerging Professional Competition Runners Up Prizes

IMEG Corp- Afternoon Break

Integrated Studio- AIA Photo Contest Special Exhibit

ISU Architecture - Keynote Speaker Sponsor (Christina Moss, AIA)

Masonry Institute of Iowa - Masonry Awards Sponsorship
MODUS Engineering - Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

Neumann Brothers - Awards Ceremony

Pella - Pella AXP Sponsorship

Pella Luxury - Keynote Speaker Sponsor (Juan Miro, FAIA)

Raker Rhodes Engineering - Exhibitor's Cocktail Party

RBC Tile & Stone- Special Exhibits – AIA National Honor Awards Display

RCS Millwork- Convention Program, Thursday Afternoon Break

Ryan Companies - Workshop Sponsorship

Saul Engineering - Thursday Breakfast
SGH Inc. - Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

Tometich Engineering - Emerging Professionals Competition Grand Prize

West Plains Engineering - Exhibit Hall Cocktail Party

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