AIA Sandcastle

Saturday May 31, 2014

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 Monday May 12 at 5:00pm. 

Kick-off Party and Site Selection Lottery

Sponsored by ARC Document Solutions
Wednesday April 16, 2014
6:00 - 8:00pm
Saint Arnold's Brewery
2000 Lyons Ave, Houston,TX 77020

Teams and sponsors gather to kick-off the 2014 Sandcastle with a site selection lottery.

T-Shirt & Packet Distribution Party

Sponsored by McCoy Workplace Solutions & Steelcase
Wednesday May 28, 2014
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.


A limited number of rooms has been blocked at the Galveston Island Hilton, 5400 Seawall Boulevard. Please call 409.744.5000 to make reservations. Hotel reservations must be made by April 29 to get the group rate and they can be cancelled without penalty up to 72 hours before.