A’19 AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 Recap

Our retail architects recently visited Las Vegas to attend the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 – an international architecture event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 6th through June 8th.  This year A’19 focused on designing a better future, for everyone, giving architects actionable insights to inspire their projects and practice.

Over the course of the conference, our architects and others enjoyed seminars, workshops, and keynote events on a wide range of architecture topics. “I always enjoy the keynote speakers AIA brings in. This year my favorite was Keller Rinaudo, CEO & Co-Founder of Zipline. Rinaudo shared a story about volunteering in Rwanda. He was delivering medical supplies to one of the remote villages when his truck got stuck in the mud and he thought there had to be a better way. Rinaudo has since partnered with the country of Rwanda and developed a drone delivery system that makes deliveries of blood to half of the transfusing facilities in the country and fresh medical supplies to remote villages within thirty minutes, no matter where they live, without disruption,” said Eric Miller, Senior Associate at SGA Design Group & 2019 AIA Eastern Oklahoma President. “This story fits into the common theme of the conference, “Blueprint for a Better Future,” and how architects can leverage their skills as problem solvers.”

A’19 programming included sessions on artificial intelligence, data visualization, 3D concrete printing, overcoming houselessness, the latest in WELL™ design, new codes and standards, and much more. We look forward to A’20. Attending the annual conference is a great way for us to keep a pulse on the profession and new emerging architectural trends.