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The Conference this year is packed with tours, community outreach project, inspiring speakers, parties for socializing and networking with architects throughout the state! We will wrap up the conference with the Awards Gala on Tuesday evening where we recognize Masonry Excellence Awards recipients, AIATN Lifetime Award recipients, newly licensed architects and 2018 Design Award winners!


Its history, energy and authenticity create a magical mix of people and perspectives. Visit Downtown Franklin, swing by Broadway in Nashville, or take a tour of the high-rises of downtown Nashville.


We have lined up an incredible list of speakers from all over! We are excited about the presentations and look forward to exploring SCALE. Check out our schedule so far…more to be released in the coming days!

AIA TN Design Awards & Gala

Awards Gala will take place on Tuesday. One gala ticket is included with FULL registration. Additional tickets can be purchased if you have a guest or plan to attend only portions of the conference.


The 2018 AIA Tennessee Conference on Architecture will take place in and around Nashville and Franklin.


Join us Sunday, July 22nd through Wednesday, July 25th.


The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is
the hotel of choice for this year’s conference.
Rooms must be booked by July 3rd, and quantities are limited.

Things to Know Before You Go

Business casual is appropriate. And, for the Gala, party festive is the suggested attire…whatever that means to you! Heat and humidity are the norm in Memphis in late summer!  Don’t forget comfortable shoes.

Please bring a tote bag to use in the exhibit hall! We’ll minimize paper by posting handouts on the website.  Don’t forget to recycle your name badge as you depart the Conference.

See the Schedule

Select from the tabs below to view the 2018 AIA Tennessee Conference on Architecture schedule. Click on a “topic” for more information.

Reception at Franklin Theatre 4:30-5:15PM

Reception at Franklin Theatre from 4:30 – 5:15pm hosted by UT Architecture + Design Doors open at 4pm with beverages served. Shuttles start running at 4:00pm from Hotel to Theater

Dinner On Your Own 7PM

Dinner own your own in Franklin (a shuttle will run continuously at the top of the hour until 10pm from Franklin Theater to the Hotel)

The After Party 8:30-10:30PM

The After Party hosted by AIA Middle TN at convention hotel (additional fee – not included w/registration) 8:30pm – 10:30 pm

Inspiring Speakers

Paul Lewis, FAIA

Paul Lewis, FAIA, Principal at LTL Architects

Paul Lewis, FAIA, is a Principal at LTL Architects based in New York City. He is currently a Professor and Associate Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2000. He received a BA from Wesleyan University and

Michel Rojkind

Michel Rojkind, Rojkind Arquitectos

Michel Rojkind was born in Mexico City, where he studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana. In 2002 he founded Rojkind Arquitectos (2005, “Design Vanguard”), an architecture firm focusing on design, business tactics and experiential innovation exploring innovative architectural solutions,

Kyle Lommen

Kyle Lommen, Principal, Allied Works Architecture

Kyle Lommen is a Principal at Allied Works Architecture, where he has overseen the design, management, consultant coordination, and the overall execution of the firm’s projects since 1997. Kyle also served as the Director of Allied Work’s New York office from 2003-2011.

Kulapat Yantrasast

Kulapat Yantrasast, Founder, wHY

Architect Kulapat Yantrasast is the founder and creative director of wHY, an interdisciplinary design firm based in Los Angeles that foster design ideas and solutions through research, craft, experimentation, and collaboration.

Jaclyn Whitaker, AIA

Jaclyn Whitaker, AIA, SVP, WELL Faculty

Jaclyn Whitaker serves as Senior Vice President of Market Solutions for the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), where she leads a team of highly proficient experts in WELL requirements, feature intentions and the certification process with an emphasis on WELL coaching – project-specific technical support offered to teams toward successful WELL certification.

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