Architecture, Postponed

John Hill
12. March 2020
The Venice Biennale opening has been postponed from May to August. (Photo by Andrea Avezzù, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia)

Around the world, events that bring large groups of people together are being canceled or postponed as the novel coronavirus spreads. These include architecture and design events; some of the major fairs and conferences scheduled for the spring are gathered here with information on any scheduling changes.

This article will be updated with new events and schedule revisions as needed. Last update: Monday, May 18.
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National Architecture Conference 2020, Leverage, Perth, May 8–9: Postponed "until later in the year" per an Instagram post.


Copenhagen Architecture Festival CAFx: Scheduled for April 23–May 3 but "postponed for an indefinite time."


Light + Building 2020, Frankfurt, September 27–October 2: Cancelled; the next iteration will take place March 13 – 18, 2022.


SFERA 2020: BIOURBANISM, Tel Aviv: Scheduled for April 23–24 but postponed until September, "exact dates will be confirmed soon," per a Facebook post.


Biennale Architettura 2020: How will we live together?: Postponed until 2021, with the following dates: May 22 - November 21, 2021.

Salone del Mobile, Milan, June 16–21: Canceled per a March 27 press release; next iteration will take place in April 2021.


Kyoto Biennale International Exhibition of City and Design 2020, Kyoto, March 27–29: Canceled per the exhibition website.


MEXTRÓPOLI 2020, March 20–23: Postponed until September per event website.

United States

AIA Conference on Architecture 2020, Los Angeles, May 14–16: Canceled, as of April 16.

Architectural Digest Design Show, New York, March 19–22: Postponed until June 25–28.

CTBUH 2020 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, Chicago, April 5–7: Postponed, to be incorporated into CTBUH 2020 Singapore & Kuala Lumpur Conference, October 19–23.

ICFF - International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, May 17–20: Canceled per a March 17 statement.

SAH 2020 Annual International Conference, Seattle, April 29–May 3: Canceled per a March 10 statement.

Vectorworks Design Summit, San Diego, April 22–24: Canceled per a March 13 statement.

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