AIA Sandcastle Event in Galveston

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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. Preston, Wood and Associates is proud to participate in this exciting and fun event.

The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beach front, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours.

The judging of the sculptures is rated on originality of concept, artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving technique, and utilization of the site. In addition to the Golden Bucket, awards are given in several categories including Best Traditional, That’s Entertainment, Most Complex, Stars & Stripes, Best Architectural, Most Hilarious, Most Lifelike/Realistic as well as best team t-shirt design, best team signage, best costume, and public favorite. At the end of the day, everyone goes home with memories of a great day at the beach filled with fun, sand, and sun.

Schedule of Events

  • 7:00am Beach opens for teams and sponsors
  • 9:00am Public is encouraged to begin to arrive to watch the competition.
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm Teams compete and build. Public favorite voting
  • 3:00 – 4:30pm Judging
  • 4:30pm Awards Ceremony

If you are interested in particpating in Sandcastle as a team or sponsor please contact Mat Wolff at mat@aiahouston.org or 713-520-0155.

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