Get your tickets soon, registration closes on Friday, March 22!

Please join us for the upcoming 2024 Design Forum XVI on Friday, April 5-Saturday, April 6, 2024 in Richmond, VA at Institute for Contemporary Art VCU. The theme of Design Forum XVI will be [Un]Certainty: Reflections on Craft at the Cyber Frontier, and our speakers will challenge assumptions and define new boundaries along the spectrum of craft and design, evolving how humanness and technology continue to intersect in our built environment.

Our speakers include:

We are so excited for this event and hope to see you there!

AIA Member/VANOMA Member: $250
Assoc. AIA Member: $175
Non-member: $300
Student: $60

Earn 6.75 AIA LU | Elective (pending)


2:00 p.m.  Meet and Greet, Registration Opens
3:00 p.m. Welcome and Moderator Remarks | Dwayne Oyler
4:00 p.m. Ted Flato, FAIA
5:30 p.m. Happy Hour Reception
7:00 p.m. First Fridays in Richmond, VA (attendees out on your own)

8:30 a.m.  Check-in and Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Billie Tsien, AIA
10:45 a.m. Rick Joy, FAIA
11:45 a.m. Provided Lunch
1:00 p.m. Moderator Remarks and Speaker Panel
2:00 p.m. Tour of the Institute for Contemporary Art VCU with Quinn Evans (associate architect)
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

The room block for this event is SOLD OUT.

The Virginia Design Forum is a biennial event celebrating and exploring critical topics around design. Curated by the Design Committee, the two-day event showcases the talent and work of some of the profession’s most cutting-edge designers, as well as to bring together and connect architects of all ages as we engage the pressing issues of our time.

Launched in 1994, the Virginia Design Forum continues a tradition of matching urgent topics with engaging speakers, which have included Samuel Mockbee, Tod Williams, Kai-Uwe Bergman, Anne Fougeron, Glenn Murcutt, Doris Kim Sung, and many more.