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Spring Conference 2016







 Register before March 31st & save $35!


Date & Time

April 21, 2016 
Registration opens 8:30 a.m. 

Registration Brochure 

View the full registration brochure here.

Location & Directions

Scheman Building
1700 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50011

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The Scheman Building is located on the campus of Iowa state University in Ames, Iowa . For directions and parking information, please visit

Education Credits

By attending the AIA Iowa Spring Meeting on April 21 at the Scheman Center, AIA members will earn 4.5 AIA CES LUs/HSW. AIA Iowa is an AIA CES Approved Provider (#A023) with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion are available upon request. Questions? Contact AIA Iowa at

Intern Development Program and AIA Continuing Education

Interns may earn IDP Supplemental Experience hours by completing approved AIA Continuing Education programs – one AIA CEU/LU is equal to one IDP experience hour. When submitting to NCARB, Learning Units (LUs) must be documented on the intern’s AIA transcript. Any intern in
IDP can request a free AIA Transcript by completing the online form at Find more information at


8:30-9:00 a.m.


9:00-9:15 a.m.


9:15-10:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote: Dominique Davison, AIA- HSW

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Break/Career Fair

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Session 1: Choose one of three workshops


1. Strategies in Business Development

2. Stories and Lessons from the Annual Architecture Business Plan Competition
3. Bloomfield, IA- Holistic Sustainable Design at Community Scale- HSW


4. How We Diversify Our Workforce?

 12:00-1:00 p.m. 


1:00-1:45 p.m.

AIA Iowa Business Meeting

1:45-2:00 p.m.

Break/ Career Fair

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Workshop Session 2: Choose one of three workshops

5. Design, Build, Fabricate, and Furnish- Architect led project integration- HSW
6. Keynote Panel: Expanding into Entrepreneurship
7. Data, Performance, and the Mainstream- HSW

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote: Brad Baer- HSW 



A block of rooms have been reserved at the following hotel locations, please reference AIA Iowa when calling:


Best Western: $109/night for King rooms, $119/night for 2 queen beds

Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center: $114.99/night

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center: $119/night


The reservation deadline is Monday, April 4th

Thanks to Our Sponsors! 

Iowa State University College of Design, Department of Architecture

Keynote Speaker Sponsor


J.E. Dunn

Lunch Sponsor


Neumann Brothers
Lunch Sponsor


The Weidt Group
Lunch Sponsor


The Weitz Company

Lunch Sponsor


Ames Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Audio Visual Sponsor


Iowa Women in Architecture
Workshop Sponsor


KCL Engineering 

Workshop Sponsor



Workshop Sponsor


Bluestone Project Solutions

Special Exhibit Sponsor 


System Works
Special Exhibit Sponsor

No refunds will be given after the early bird deadline, March 31st, 2016. 


AIA Iowa Firm Members