Washington, D.C. –
June 13, 2006
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2006 National Convention and Design Exposition concluded Saturday in
The convention attracted 24,860 registrants, a record number for the AIA annual convention, and a slight increase over the 24,444 registrants from the year before.
In order to maintain a positive experience for attendees, the AIA convention staff made a concerted effort to keep the show size manageable and not overwhelming.
was a thrilling venue for exploring innovative design, discussing sprawl and growth issues, articulating the architect’s role in public infrastructure and transportation solutions, as well as highlighting excellent examples of inspiring architecture,” said AIA President Kate Schwennsen, FAIA.“The resounding positive feedback that we got from our members and attendees on our convention speakers, seminars, and tours challenges us to ensure that next year’s event will be an even bigger success.”
For additional news and insight on the AIA 2006 National Convention and Design Expo, visit http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek06/0609/0609convention2006.cfm.The AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Expo themed “Growing Beyond Green” will be held
May 3 - 5, 2007
.For more information about next year’s exhibition contact AIA