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Stairway Design and Engineering Symposium

April 26, 2018 - Santa Fe, NM

You should Attend!

Design professionals from across the nation will participate in a unique learning event focused on the Stairway, an architectural element that transports us physically from one level to another while providing a creative focal point of three dimensional expression that connects people, the spaces they occupy and the places to which they desire to ascend.

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A very special Reception at the foot of the Miraculous Staircase of the Loretto Chapel, pictured above, will follow the symposium.  You will be able to view first-hand and appreciate the technical challenge resolved by an itinerant stairbuilder, beckoned by prayers of the faithful. Be on hand to hear a special presentation by the museum's curator.

Photo credit:  Elizabeth Millburn - Rusty Sprocket Images

Symposium Schedule

Staircase Design & Engineering Symposium

The Symposium is open to Design Professionals and Full registrants. 
Design Professionals earn AIA HSW learning units.
Loretto Chapel Reception and Dinner follow the Symposium

 April 26
8 am - 4 pm

    SMA101 - Designing Safe, Code-Compliant Residential Stairways 1-HSWLU
8 - 9:15 a
 Lumpkins South
    SMA102 - Residential Balustrade Design Using Common Stair Parts 1-HSWLU
9:15 - 10:30a
    Case Study: Loretto Staircase - "How Would it be Built Today?" 1-HSWLU
10:45a - 12p  "
    Lunch with Exhibitors  12 - 1p
 Lumpkins North
   Balloting of "Architects Choice StairCraft Award" 12- 2p
   Exhibits Open 12 - 3 p  "
   Innovations in Wood Product Research -  Michael Ritter, Asst Director
   USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison 1- LU
 2 - 3p
 Lumpkins South
   ANSI AWI-SMA 063400 Wood Stair and Rail Standard Update and
International Code Council Stair Codes Update - 1-HSWLU
3 - 4 pm  "
  Welcome Reception at Loretto Chapel                                                                         (Open to all Design Professional and Conference Registrants)
5:15 - 7 pm   Loretto Chapel
    Dinner at La Fonda with Americas best Stairbuilders and Stair Designers.  7:15 -  LaFonda Lumpkins


The symposium will take place at the beginning of the 30th Anniversary, 2018 Annual Conference of the Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association.You may register for the full conference or just the symposium.  In either case come to enjoy the art, history, and culture of Santa Fe that has inspired its unique architecture and the worldwide interest of stairbuilders.

Please Join with us to learn and network with experts, most appropriately in Santa Fe and immerse in a culture which has inspired its own unique architecture and the worldwide interest of stair designers and stairbuilders.

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Register by March 2nd and Save!


Learn more of the SMA Annual Conference and our 30th Anniversary Celebration at the links below:

Conference Schedule  Travel and Lodging  Conference Activities   Exhibitor Info 
Sponsor Opportunities  SMA Auction  SMA Golf

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