2023 36th AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Event is free and open to the public
East Beach parking is $15 (CASH ONLY; NO ATM)
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Galveston, TX 77550
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This year's Sandcastle Competition will take place in-person on August 12. 2023
Below are sponsorship opportunities available for you to join us on the beach.
Sandcastle is AIA Houston’s largest public event hosted each year on Galveston’s East Beach. The annual competition features teams of architects, contractors, engineers, and students competing for the prized Gold Bucket. Teams must register with an AIA Houston architect or affiliate member. The competition is preceded by several pre-event networking opportunities including the Kick-Off Party and T-shirt Distribution Party.
20,000+ public spectators, 2000+ team competitors including architects, engineers, contractors, students, and other design build professionals.
Sponsorship opportunities and benefits are listed below. Please read the Sponsor Guidelines.
Register online with a credit card or mail in your check to AIA Houston P.O. Box 66696 Houston, TX 77266. Attention: Sandcastle Contact Ellen Grodjjesk firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to secure your sponsorship opportunity today.
After your sponosrship registration is received, a staff member will contact you to confirm your sponsorship. Sponsorship deadlines and pre-event schedule will be available soon.
Order your t-shirts and wristbands by clicking here (coming soon!)
Tents are not included with sponsorship registration.
Thank you for your support and participation!
AIA Sandcastle has a block of rooms at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. Make your reservations online by clicking here (online code: SAND) or call 409-744-5000 and ask for the AIA Sandcastle rate. PLEASE NOTE: The Hilton Galveston Island Resort charges. NEED TO CONFIRM PRICE /per day for parking at the hotel.