Here’s everything you shouldn’t miss!
For two days, we’re turning the Las Vegas Convention Center into a materials and product playground! The Architecture Expo is your opportunity to demo the newest high-tech solutions to hit the market by 650+ of the industry’s best building product manufacturers. There are also dedicated lounges, work and meeting spaces, tools and marketing solutions for firms, happy hours, receptions, and galleries.
Read on for 11 Architecture Expo experiences you shouldn’t miss!
Live programming, specialty products, & tech
AIA + ARCHITECT
We’re hosting 14 hours of continuous live programming in the AIA booth this year, in partnership with ARCHITECT Magazine. Stop by for authoritative interviews, panels, and inspiring short talks on artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, Google’s future thinking, and so much more. While you’re there, immerse yourself in a gallery showcasing award-winning projects and attend a special AIA member reception. Don’t miss a guest appearance by Roman Mars! The A’19 app has the full schedule of sessions and events.
Tech Start-up Showcase
Get a first look at the apps, products, businesses, and other disruptors that are changing the way our industry works. This one-of-a-kind curated showcase is located inside the Technology & Software Pavilion and will show you what the future holds for design and construction technology.
Five specialty pavilions showcase hot new products and materials in interiors, metal, software & technology, sustainable materials, and wood. Stop by to see what’s new, take in a demo, or get answers to your product or project questions.
Interiors Pavilion (Aisles 7400–7900)
Metal Pavilion (Aisles 6300–6800)
Software & Technology Pavilion (Aisles 8400–9300)
Sustainable Pavilion (Aisles 3900–4800)
Wood Pavilion (Aisles 3900–4500)
CE theatres & learning lounges
Take a short course with leading building product manufacturers, right on the expo floor. 130+ courses cover a variety of topics including paint technology, wood innovations, coatings, wall systems, sustainability, and much more. These courses are extremely popular—register early to reserve your seat.
Lounges, galleries, & happy hours
AIA Las Vegas Hospitality Lounge
Experience 2,000 sq. ft. of the latest in interactive visual technologies in this high-tech lounge, hosted in partnership with Panasonic Hollywood Labs, Edwards Technologies, Inc., the UNLV School of Architecture, and Faciliteq/Haworth furnishings. A 20 ft. cinematic screen steeps you in rich visuals that tell the story of Las Vegas’ history and future while demonstrating the newest visual technology used by arenas, theaters, hotels, and entertainment venues. There are also plasma monitors, charging stations, and cozy spaces to meet or relax, recharge, and refresh.
The Business Lounge
Don’t miss this epicenter for business tools and services that can benefit your practice no matter what size your firm is. Stop by for these services and more:
- marketing materials audit
- social media audit
- video message recording
- headshot café
- business tools (research, apps, services, etc.)
There’s also meeting space for conversations and networking, and dedicated workspace so you can check in with the office.
Near booths 3325 & 3336
- AIA Las Vegas
- AIA National Photography Competition 2019
- American Society of Architectural Illustrators: Architecture in Perspective 33
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
- Design in Excellence in the AIA International Region
- SAY IT LOUD: A’19 Exhibition of Minority Architects
Thursday happy hours
Celebrate the end of the day at pop-up bars across the expo floor. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer from 3–4pm on Thursday, brought to you by our sponsors.
Gaming on the expo floor
Scavenger hunt for new products!
Visit exhibitors who recently launched or are launching a new product for a chance to win! Each exhibitor badge is worth points. Use the A’19 app to unlock badges and be entered into a drawing to win prizes including Amazon gift cards and AirPods.
As you tour the expo floor, visit exhibitors on the bingo card in your conference bag and play for a chance to win one of the $500 VISA gift cards. Complete all the squares, then enter your card in the drawing.
Architecture Expo location & hours
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hours: Thursday and Friday, 9:30–5pm