Inspiring & visionary speakers

It’s a speaker lineup you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll hear from renowned speakers, industry leaders, new voices, and visionary architects and designers about how they’re creating their own Blueprint for Better.

Day 1 keynote

Sir David Adjaye is a leading architect of his generation, one of Time’s most influential people, and the architect behind landmark projects that are making a difference in cities and communities across the globe. Don’t miss David’s keynote on Thursday, June 21.

David Adjaye

Sir David Adjaye

Day 2 keynote

Sheela Søgaard developed the business model of one of the world’s most ambitious and imaginative architecture firms. On Day 2, she’ll share how to create a high-performing culture in your firm and and be a change agent in your community. Don’t miss Sheela’s keynote on Friday, June 22.

Sheela Søgaard

Sheela Søgaard

Spotlight Speakers

Ideas that change the world often start with “what if?” During our Day 1 and Day 2 keynote events, you’ll hear from Spotlight Speakers who had the courage to ask that question and answer it—with action. Don’t miss these people whose work is making an extraordinary difference.

Sarah Williams Goldhagen

Marc Morial

Tamara Eagle Bull, FAIA

Julie Snow, FAIA, & Matt Kreilich, FAIA

Gabriela Gómez-Mont

Roy Spence

Tod Williams, FAIA, & Billie Tsien, FAIA

James Stewart Polshek, FAIA

More speakers

Every year, some of the most creative architects and firms share proven insights, project takeaways, and lessons learned from their best projects. Browse our list of speakers below to see who’s speaking at A’18.