2019 AIA IOWa Spring Conference

Thought Leaders

Thank you for coming to the 2019 Spring Conference!

April 18, 2019

Memorial Union | Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa


Architects are constantly guiding individuals, teams and entire organizations through the use of strategic communication, research and creativity. This year’s conference is inspired by the unique position architects hold in the decision making process and how we execute our leadership skills to motivate the implementation of new ideas, be forward thinkers and apply new technologies to inform our built surroundings.

To be thought leaders we must equip ourselves with the knowledge required to orchestrate meaningful conversations with the public by understanding how projects both influence individual’s behaviors and impact the environmental conditions. Let’s come together and share ideas that speak to greater societal goals by seeking to affect a complete cultural change through utilizing the tools at our fingertips and leading our communities to a better tomorrow.

-Tonia Householder, AIA

2019 Spring Conference Committee Chair

2019 AIA Iowa Board First Vice President

meet our keynote speakers




DLR Group

Vanessa Hostick



thank you to our sponsors

Iowa State University College of Design, Department of Architecture 

Keynote Speaker Sponsor 


Raker Rhodes Engineering  
Keynote Speaker Sponsor 


Bluestone Engineering 
Lunch Sponsor  

DLR Group 
Student & Attendee Lunch Sponsor


Edge Companies 

Lunch Sponsor  


Turner Construction 

Lunch Sponsor  


The Weitz Company  

Lunch Sponsor  

Commercial New Construction Program 

Break Sponsor  

Break Sponsor  


Break Sponsor 

Cupertino Electric 
Workshop Sponsor 


KCL Engineering 
Workshop Sponsor 


Workshop Sponsor 


Workshop Sponsor

Ames Convention & Visitor's Bureau  

Special Exhibit Sponsor 


Armstrong World Industries 

Special Exhibit Sponsor