AIA Sandcastle

Saturday May 30, 2015

AIA Sandcastle will be held Saturday May 30, 2015.

For over two decades teams of architects, designers, and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world’s largest sandcastle competitions. The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been hosting this competition since 1986.

East Beach
1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550

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Team and Sponsor Events

AIA Houston hosts these Pre-Sandcastle events for teams and sponsors. If you are interested in participating as a team or sponsor please contact Mat Wolff at or 713-520-0155.

All team and sponsor forms are due by Friday April 10, 2015 to be eiligible for the Site Selection Lottery.

Kick-off Party and Site Selection Lottery

Sponsored by ARC Document Solutions
Tuesday April 14, 2015
6:00 - 8:00pm
Saint Arnold's Brewery
2000 Lyons Ave, Houston,TX 77020

Teams and sponsors gather to kick-off the 2015 Sandcastle with a site selection lottery. This party is only open to registered teams and sponsors. Each team or sponsor may send up to five(5) representatives to the Kick-Off Party. Click here to RSVP. Thank you. 

T-Shirt & Packet Distribution Party

Sponsored by McCoy Workplace Solutions & Steelcase
Wednesday May 27, 2015
5:00 - 7:00pm
McCoy Workplace Solutions / Steelcase 
6869 Old Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024

Teams and sponsors pick-up their t-shirts, wristbands and official event packets.


There is a limited block of hotel rooms available at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. You can register online here or call 409-744-5000 to make reservations. Thank you.