2019 Design Expo

October 24–25

Moody Gardens Convention Center

Galveston, Texas

This is your personal invitation to join us as an exhibitor at the Texas Society of Architects Annual Conference and Design Expo, the largest gathering of architectural, engineering, and construction professionals outside of AIA national. Our Design Expo, held on the first two days of the conference, is the largest state component trade show in the AIA.

Over 3,500 professionals from across the Southwest convene to learn about resources needed to be prosperous in the industry, nurture relationships, build new business, and network with colleagues. By exhibiting with us, your company will have the opportunity to mingle with top industry executives and make connections that will propel your business into the future.

Our 2019 show will take place at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston on October 24–25. Reserve your booth today!


2019 Exhibitor

Booth Sales

Now Open!

“I enjoy making personal contact with other architects and our suppliers at the Expo. Being able to see the salespeople demonstrate and explain their products and services is more meaningful than seeing it on a website, catalog, or a lunch and learn.” –Tommy Cowan, FAIA



Owners are making product preferences known, but most will defer to the architect’s decision.

 “When clients feel strongly about a building product or brand, most will work to ensure that it is included in the building’s design and installed in the building upon its completion. However, they are also  inclined to defer to the architect when the architect recommends a product change. This confirms the influence and leadership architects have on the building product selection process.” –AIA Client Insights Report 2016        



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Showcase your products or services with a hands-on demonstration at one of our Outdoor Pavilion booths. This area of the show will feature other attention-grabbing offerings including live music and a cafe/charging station. Learn more.


Top Reasons to Exhibit With TxA

Tod Stehling
Expo & Development Director

Exhibiting at our trade show is the most cost-effective way to reach your potential new business. AIA National and Greenbuild International Conference and Expo exhibitors are choosing the TxA Design Expo for stronger leads and a cost savings of almost 70%.

  • Our entire conference is held under one roof — exhibits, keynotes, continuing education sessions, networking events, and more!
  • More than 3,500 industry professionals attend the TxA Annual Conference and Design Expo every year.
  • 76 percent of attendees have buying decisions, and 54 percent do not attend other shows.
  • Over 80 percent of participants rate the TxA Design Expo as the most effective way to see new products and make business connections in Texas and the Southwest.
  • Attendees from four countries and 38 states visited our 78th Annual Conference and Design Expo in 2018.

It costs 62 percent less to close a lead generated from a trade show than one generated in the field. –Center for Exhibition Industry Research

“We have really cool success stories…. One resulted in a 150K project, 100% due to the TxA 2017 Design Expo in Austin. That’s a pretty great ROI I would say!”Rob Sherer, CFO, Specified Interiors

2018 Exhibitors collected 3,203 qualified leads from the show floor!

Exhibitor Benefits

All Exhibitors receive exposure before, during and after the show via. Benefits include:

  • Company listing with description of products and services printed in the Expo Preview Guide published in the September/October 2019 issue of Texas Architect magazine.
  • Company listing with link to website homepage option on the TxA conference website.
  • Company listing with description of products and services printed in the official On-site Program Guide.
  • Promotion via general editorial coverage of the Design Expo.
  • Guest passes for your current and potential customers to attend the Design Expo for free.
  • Attendee list sent post-convention.


If you have any questions or need assistance, contact us. We are ready to help make your exhibitor experience for 2019 as successful and worthwhile as possible!

Sponsorship Opportunities

In addition to exhibiting at our show, you may consider extending your involvement to include sponsorship of one or more of our many sessions, tours, and special events. We are also here to brainstorm additional activities you may wish to offer to maximize your participation while making our attendees’ experience more beneficial and exciting.

See a list of 2018 Sponsors and contact us to learn how you can join in their ranks for 2019.

Are you a returning a sponsor? We thank you for your continued support and look forward to collaborating with you on another great show!