First look at the Architecture Expo!

Discover what’s new, next, & cutting edge

For two days, we’re turning the Javits Center into a 200,000 sq. ft. materials playground where you can explore new and upcoming products and materials by 800+ of the industry’s best brands.

Watch the video for a first look at what to expect, then read on for a few experiences you shouldn’t miss!

The future of workspace

As work becomes a bigger part of our lives, workplaces are becoming more than just offices. FutureWork, booth #1527, is a new design for co-working space by Building Design+Construction. This debut design showcases flexible collaboration spaces, health and wellness features, and other amenities that work together to create an engaging, collaborative, technology-driven, heuristic space.


Specialty pavilions

Explore specialty products in composites, sustainable materials, residential, interiors, software & technology, wood, and metal through seven dedicated pavilions across the expo floor. Stop by the pavilions to see what’s new, take in a demo, or get answers to your product or project questions.

See who’s coming >


CE theaters & learning lounges

Take a course with a leading building product manufacturer, right on the expo floor. 135 courses cover a variety of topics including paint, timber, coatings, wall systems, liquid applied membranes, and much more. These short courses are extremely popular—register early to reserve your seat.

Browse expo credit courses >


Installations, galleries, & exhibits

Experience the conference theme, Blueprint for Better Cities, through dozens of installations, galleries, and exhibits on the expo floor.

Booth #1721 will feature the winning design project for a special competition hosted by AIA and CODAworx. You’ll see the artist’s creative solutions for successfully integrating large artwork into interior, architectural, and public spaces.

There’s also a 3,500 sq. ft. installation on level 3 that’s packed with sustainable textiles and products-materials you need to create your own Blueprint for Better. Explore contemporary examples of community and workplace design, then relax in the lounge space featuring creative seating options.


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, brought to you by our sponsors.


The green roof!

The Javits Center has a 6.75-acre green roof that is home to 17 bird species, 5 bat species, and 300,000 honeybees. It helps reduce energy consumption throughout the convention center. Sign up for the free tour on the Javits Center website or register for one of three A’18 tours.

Javits Center: A Case Study in Urban Environmental Revitalization >

Convention Center Green Roof Tour >

Convention Center Renovation & Expansion >


Expo location & hours

W 35th St. & 11th Ave.
Nearest subway: 34th St./Hudson Yards or 34th St./Penn Station
Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10-6pm