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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.


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 Conference 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.


Sponsored By
AG&E Structural Engenuity


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


Decor Sponsor

Andersen Windows “Island Way”
Thursday, October 24
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Stop by the Andersen Windows booth during the Conference Welcome Party in the Expo to experience the best of the best the Island has to offer — from rum punch to cold beer to isle-themed food stations serving fresh Gulf shrimp and oysters.


Sponsored By
Andersen Windows and Doors

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.


Sponsored By
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 Mary’s and mimosas will also be available. Food stations located on the show floor.


Sponsored By
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 of 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.


Sponsored By

Andersen Windows Coffee Café & Recharge Zone

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 set hours.


Sponsored By
Andersen Windows & Doors

Expo Tours

Join us for tours in the Design Expo hall 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
All About the Baño
Safety & Security
Sustainable and Natural Products

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 and meet the new and improved David Lancaster!

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

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.


Sponsored By
The Promiseland Project


Supported By
Stantec; JHP; STG Design; Omniplan; WKMC Architects; CADCO Architects-Engineers; Ibañez Shaw Architecture