The Architectural Intelligence Conference

AIA Silicon Valley presents:

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The American Institute of Architects, Silicon Valley Chapter presents AI.19, the Architectural Intelligence Conference, to inspire and inform architects and our allies as we Frame the Future of Silicon Valley. Aligning our industry with a valley that has proven command of global Leadership and Innovation, we too commit to shaping and influencing the world with better, smarter design.

This one-day conference examines some of the most pressing challenges facing our industry and offers expert intelligence on how we can elevate our local communities. The AI 2019 Conference focuses the discussion on Innovation, Sustainability, and Equity + Leadership in the Silicon Valley.  These three session tracks provide specific learning and growth opportunities, while the lineup of exceptional speakers, vendor fair, and networking opportunities will inspire and connect attendees to a larger, far-reaching purpose. 


Approved for 6 HSW / LU Credits


Session Tracks



Industry leaders share strategies for raising the bar when it comes to sustainable design and development. This session track will challenge the profession to better use design as a tool to not only improve our health, but the health of our entire planet. AI.19 focuses on timely topics such as Net Zero Energy, Decarbonization, Sustainable Practice, and thinking beyond  Zero Waste when looking into the future of our rapidly evolving world.


Equity and the need for leadership are two of the most profound topics on the global, national, and local stage. From passionate social revolutions to preparing for a world run by machines, a couple things are certain: diversity is critical to innovation, and soft skills, particularly leadership, communication and engagement, are the most sought-after qualities of the future. Our expert lineup will share invaluable takeaways on how equity, diversity, and inclusion can be integrated into your daily practice, connecting to people and engaging community for positive change, and how to lead in 2019 and beyond.


In an advancement-centered society, technology and innovative thinking have become a highly integrated aspect of our human experience. Yet, in this fast-paced way of life, when do we take a step back to see how this advancement is affecting our lives as individuals, and the people and places around us? Forward-looking models, systems, and ideas are challenging the status quo and changing the way we work and live. Our AI.19 thought-leaders will spark the dialogue on how innovative science, technology and people-centered strategies are influencing our world today, and the role mindfulness can play in shaping happy, healthy, and equitable cities of the future.


Experience the full-day exhibitor fair and meet leading industry reps to inspire your next project.

Discover sponsorship opportunities to demonstrate your position as a thought-leader and source of trusted information to the design community.



The inaugural year of the Architectural Intelligence conference brought together 300 of Silicon Valley's Designers, Architects and Industry Professionals. The riveting speakers, insightful topics and high energy attendees at AI. 2018: Building a Better Silicon Valley has lead us to AI.19: Framing the Future.