Conference and Expo

The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will host the 2019 Connecticut Architecture Conference and Expo (CACX)  on September 12th and 13th at Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, CT.

This year’s conference and expo will be held at Mohegan Sun’s Earth Expo & Convention Center, the newest premier convention destination in the Northeast. With over 275,000 square feet of meeting space, it is the largest expo space along the New York-Boston I-95 corridor and affords us the opportunity to offer more to our attendees and exhibitors.

The Connecticut Architecture Conference and Expo is the premier educational event for architects and the largest gathering of architects in Connecticut, annually.

This year, we are also extending an invitation to architects in the New England states and Westchester County, New York, as well as related associations, and expect attendance to be 300+. For industry partners and related professions, the Expo is an unparalleled opportunity to display marketing information, provide demonstrations, and build relationships.


2019 Connecticut Architecture Conference + Expo mobile app!

This free, easily accessible tool will contain all the information for the 2-day event. Check the day’s schedule, follow up-to-the-minute news, and locate booths of interest on our venue map!

With added features this year that include our official Conference app, a Maker Space, and a Networking Cocktail Reception, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Interested in becoming an underwriter and/or exhibitor for this unforgettable event?
See the current sponsors and exhibitor floor plan/list below.

Click here for our informational packet.

Keynote Speaker – Thursday, September 12th

Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA

Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA is the founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism I PAU, a New York architecture firm working globally. Simultaneously he teaches design and urban theory at Columbia University. His book, “A Country of Cities”, argues that a well-designed urban world would result in more prosperity, sustainability, equity and joy.

Chakrabarti and his team are designing distinctive architecture projects that reflect and rethink global urban life in the 21st century including the Domino site in New York, the beginnings of a new downtown for Philadelphia, and a remarkable urban village and cultural centre in Ulanbator Mongolia.

Prior to founding PAU, Chakrabarti was a principal in major global architecture firms and served as the director of planning for Manhattan under Mayor Michael Bloomberg after the tragic events of 9 /11, during which he helped to plan the High Line, the reconstruction of the World Trade Centre and the expansion of Columbia University. Chakrabarti holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and dual bachelor’s degrees in Art History and Engineering from Cornell University. Chakrabarti has appeared on Charlie Rose, PBS, NPR, MSNBC, the main stage of TED, and the pages of the New York Times and the Financial Times.


Keynote Speaker – Friday, September 13th

Rosa Sheng, FAIA

Rosa T. Sheng, FAIA is a principal at SmithGroupJJR, AIA SF president in 2018, and founder of Equity by Design, an AIA SF committee. As a licensed architect with 24 years’ experience in architecture and design, Rosa has led a variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed projects from the aesthetically minimal, highly technical development of the glass structures for Apple’s original high-profile retail stores, to the innovative and sustainable LEED NC Gold–certified Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California.

As SmithGroup’s Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco, Rosa hasn’t been afraid to speak her mind throughout her career. Once, while working on a California-based project from her former firm’s Pittsburgh office she boldly suggested that the client relocate the team instead of flying back and forth for meetings. Her team laughed at the idea, but the client thought it was great and they moved. “That experience was an affirmation to stand up for what you believe in and don’t be afraid to speak up and ask the stupid question,” suggests Rosa. As the Founding Chair of Equity by Design, a national movement created by the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter to advocate for equitable practices and pay in architecture, she has continued to speak up regarding professional issues that move her.   Rosa lead “The Missing 32% Project,” a 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey and research study, which launched a national conversation for achieving equitable practice in Architecture. The Equity in Architecture movement has inspired many and created new connections around the world. Her work has launched a national movement catalyzed by the findings from two pivotal surveys and through provoking discussions in cities such as Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Seattle and Philadelphia. Press coverage of her work with Equity by Design includes Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TEDxPhiladelphia and KQED/NPR.

Sheng received her B.Arch degree in 1994 from Syracuse University and is also a member of the AIA National Equity in Architecture Commission and the AIA Public Outreach Committee.


101 – Elevator Services
105 – Sherwin Williams
109 – Connecticut Stone
110 – Kelly Engineered Systems

205 & 206- Certainteed
210 – Microsol
214 – Runtal North America

305 – Bond
306 – Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens
311 – Huber
312 – Rings End
320 – O&G

405 – Smart Home
406 – Michael Halebian and Co., Inc.
407 – IMI
408 – Marvin Windows
410 – LaRosa Builders
411 – Eversource
415 – Citrin Cooperman
416 – Microsol Resources
417 – Scanx3D
418 – J Geiger
419 – United BIM
420 – Pella Windows & Doors

607 – Sierra Pacific Windows