Sandcastle Competition

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Event is free and open to the public
East Beach parking is $15 (CASH ONLY; NO ATM)

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East Beach
1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550


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Sustainability Efforts


To support the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence, we addressed the negative impact the Sandcastle Competition potentially has on Galveston's East Beach.
Therefore, this year we organized our first "Beach Clean-up" and will continue to do so in the years following.

In 2023 our 125+ team participants collected over 200lbs of waste and recycling off of the beautiful sandy beaches of Galveston!

AIA National and AIA Houston both strongly believe the time for climate action is now. Architects play a crucial role in mitigating and adapting to climate change through sustainable and resilient design.

Energy efficiency and renewable energy, materials transparency, the protection of water resources, and other sustainability strategies support mitigation by conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions.

Resilient design helps communities adapt to evolving conditions, reduce harm and property damage, and more readily, effectively, and efficiently recover from adverse events. Architects can draw upon both sustainability and resilience to become a force of valuable change by transforming the day-to-day practice of architecture to achieve a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment.