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2019 Expo Happenings

The TxA Design Expo is the premier architectural products showcase in the Southwest. With more than 350 booths and a wide range of exciting features, many of them new for 2019, this is a part of the conference you’ll want to set aside plenty of time for.

DESIGN EXPO HOURS

Thursday, October 24, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday, October 25, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

“I loved it! I’m a freshman in college, and to me, this conference taught me a lot about the career I want to pursue.”

TxA Annual Conference & Design Expo Attendee


All-Member Welcome Party
Thursday, October 24
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Let’s get this party started! Kick off the 80th Annual Conference and Design Expo with a Texas-sized happy hour in the exhibit hall featuring drinks, appetizers, and live music. Mingle with colleagues and suppliers as you tour exciting displays by exhibitors representing the best products and services in the industry.

 

Sponsor
AG&E Structural Engenuity

 

Bar and Food Partners 
Hossley Lighting; Hufcor; JQ; Rogers-O’Brien Construction; SpawGlass; Wagner Group

 

Additional Supporters
Acme Brick; AIS Architectural Image Systems; alliantgroup; Andersen Windows and Doors; Architectural Engineered Products; Architectural Systems; BAi; Best Block Construction Materials; Blackson Brick; Connectrac; DVO Engineering; Fast Track Specialties; Galaxy Control Systems; Graphisoft; Hawa Sliding Solutions; McCarthy Building Companies; Natura; Pinnacle Structural Engineers; Precast Concrete Manufacturers’ Association of Texas; R. M. Rodgers; R.H. Tamlyn & Sons; Schluter Systems; Sheffield Metals International; Shildan Group; Surfacing Solution; Teal Construction; VELUX Commercial



Hands-On Demo Pavilion

New this year! Join us in the Glass Pavilion for hands-on demonstrations of the latest architectural products. Demos are 15 minutes each and qualify for continuing education credit from AIA. Attendees can take each course only once, and must sign in at booth to receive credit. See schedule in Onsite Program Guide and TxA Conference App.

 

Participating Exhibitors
DuPont Building Solutions
Halio/Kinestral
Hallmark Building Supplies
Keene Building Products
Metro-Repro
Mortarr
Surfacing Solution
Westfalia Technologies



Acme Brick VIP Lounge

All of our attendees are VIPs! Join Acme Brick in Booth #301 for an extraordinary experience of comfort and refreshment options. Stop by anytime during the Expo to say hello to your friends at Acme and stay a while as you sip a cocktail and enjoy passed appetizers.

 

Sponsor
Acme Brick



Brunch With Exhibitors
Friday, October 25
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Start your Friday off right! Join us for delicious brunch foods in the Expo Hall, courtesy of our 2019 Title Sponsor, Acme Brick. A cash bar offering Bloody Marys and mimosas will also be available. Food stations located throughout the show floor.

 

Sponsor
Acme Brick



Expo Networking Break
Friday, October 25
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Stop by the Design Expo for some sweet and savory treats — available in several spots on the show floor.


“Wine” Down Lounge

Calling all wine lovers! Meet up at the Wine Down Lounge, located in the Glass Pavilion, for a relaxing break. Come in for a tasting or enjoy a glass as you rest your feet. Snacks will be served.

 

Sponsor
GRAPHISOFT

Andersen Windows Coffee Café & Recharge Zone

Located in the Glass Pavilion, the Andersen Coffee Café and charging station is the perfect place to meet up with friends and plan your route through the Design Expo. Complimentary coffee provided during the following hours:

 

Thursday, October 24
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Friday, October 25
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Sponsor
Andersen Windows & Doors

Expo Tours

Join us for tours in the Design Expo featuring hands-on surveys of new products, materials, and services available in the marketplace and receive CE credit. Attendees must pre-register for the tours. They will all sell out!  See sessions labeled “EXPO TOUR” in the schedule for more details.

 

2019 Expo Tours
General Contractors
Wood
Lighting
Interiors
All About the Baño
Masonry
Safety & Security
Sustainable and Natural Products
Windows


TAC Lounge

Located between the main exhibit floor and Glass Pavilion and open to all Texas Architects Committee Century Club Members, the TAC Lounge offers drinks, snacks, and chair massages during Expo hours. Not a member? Make a contribution at the door to join in at this legislative/social hotspot. Come bid a fond farewell to David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, who is retiring at the end of the year, and join us in welcoming his successor, Becky Walker.


Attendee Bingo

Pick up a bingo card at registration! The game is a fun interactive way to enjoy your time on the show floor. Visit booths of participating exhibitors for a chance to win Apple watches, drones, Google home systems, and more. Door prizes will be announced throughout the Expo hours. You must be a registered attendee to participate.

 

Sponsored By
Acme Brick; American Institute of Steel Construction; Andersen Windows and Doors; Behr; Bell Structural Solutions; DuPont Building Solutions; Element Architectural Products; Etherium; FAKRO America; Fast Track Specialties; GRAPHISOFT; Hawa Sliding Solutions; Natura; Precast Concrete Manufactures’ Association of Texas; Schuler Shook; Teal Construction; Wade Architectural Systems; The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


TxA Networking Center

TxA is providing attendees with designated space to network and meet with like-minded peers. Join one of our four one-hour, curated networking programs and receptions hosted by young, diverse professional groups from across the state, such as Women in Architecture, Latinos in Architecture, and the Young Professionals Network. We anticipate the TxA Networking Center will serve as a hub for professional individuals and large and small firms alike. Food and drinks provided.

 

Sponsor
The Promiseland Project

 

Additional Supporters
ArchiPrep; CADCO Architects-Engineers; Ibañez Shaw Architecture; JHP; Omniplan; Stantec; STG Design; WKMC Architects


Hufcor Mobile Design Studio

Hufcor is excited to bring its Shaping Your Experience Tour to the 2019 Design Expo! Visit their Mobile Design Studio at Booth #1401 to see NEW innovations in space management and design aesthetics, including:
  • Patented panel-to-panel technology
  • GF glasswall inline pass door
  • LED glasswall
  • HX designer series operable partition with Formica finishes
  • And more!
Come by and see for yourself why Hufcor is the global leader in space management.

 

Sponsor
Hufcor