Thursday, March 23, 2023

AIA Connecticut


2018 Annual Conference & Expo


This full day program is an opportunity to network, learn from industry leaders and network with more than 200 design professionals.

Thirty -five educational sessions will be provided, the majority offering HSW credit.  The full day expo will be featuring sixty underwriters and sponsors representing a variety of products and services. Plus a special afternoon cocktail reception announcing the 2018 Design Award Winners!

FULL DAY PROGRAM Includes Choice of CE sessions, Keynotes, Breakfast Buffet, Lunch Buffet, Cocktail Hour/ Awards Announcement and Expo


AIA Member, Senior Associate AIA, Allied Member:
$75 Early Bird (Register by 9/21/18)               After 9/21: $95

Associate AIA:
$45 Early Bird (Register by 9/21/18)               After 9/21: $60

Non Member:
$150 Early Bird (Register by 9/21/18)               After 9/21: $190

MORNING HALF DAY PROGRAM Includes Morning CE sessions, Breakfast Keynote, Lunch Keynote, Lunch Buffet, and Expo

All AIA Members: $75                                          Non Member: $150

AFTERNOON HALF DAY PROGRAM Includes Afternoon CE sessions, Lunch Keynote, Lunch Buffet, Cocktail Hour/ Awards Announcement and Expo

All AIA Members: $75                                          Non Member: $150

Breakfast Keynote Speaker: JENNY SABIN

AIA Connecticut is pleased to announce that Cornell professor Jennie Sabin will be the Keynote Speaker for the chapter’s Annual Conference. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Associate Professor in the area of Design and Emerging Technologies and the newly  appointed Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Architecture at Cornell, where she established a new advanced research degree in Architectural Science with concentration in Matter Design Computation.

An architectural designer whose work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice, one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures, Sabin is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural design studio based in Ithaca and Director of the Sabin Lab at Cornell AAP, a trans-disciplinary design research lab with specialization in computational design, data visualization, and digital fabrication.


Lunch Keynote Speaker: MOHAMAD HAFEZ, AIA

Mohamad Hafez is an interdisciplinary artist and architect born in Syria, raised in Saudi Arabia and educated in the Midwestern United States. A self-taught sculptor, Hafez uses his expertise as a licensed AIA architect as well as his lived experience of Damascus’s rich built environment to create poetic streetscapes high in fidelity and charged in content. His sculptural compilations of paint, metal, and found objects anchor uneasy conversations, stimulating deeper audience engagement on contentious topics like torture and prisoner abuse, child starvation in Africa, or the ongoing global refugee crisis.

Hafez studied at Damascus University and Northern Illinois University before earning his B.Arch. at Iowa State University in 2009. Hafez began practicing sculpture shortly after coming to the U.S. in 2003, out of homesickness and nostalgia provoked by prohibitive Bush-era NSEERS travel restrictions. Hafez has exhibited at Yale Art Gallery, Fitchburg Art Museum, UNICEF House, NYC; Orlando Museum of Art, Florida; Lanoue Gallery, Boston; and Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait, among others. He will have a solo show at the Fairfield Art Museum in the Fall of 2018. He has received national attention in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Boston Globe, AJ+, and NPR. Hafez is currently full-time with the firm Pickard Chilton and was Project Lead Designer on the 2017 50-story, 1.5 million GSF office tower 609 Main in downtown Houston, TX.