Tomorrow is a big day for me. For the first time in 16 years, I’ll be attending the AIA national convention. It is being held in Philadelphia this year, which gets my travel costs down to a few days in a parking garage. As a young architect with a growing family, I have never been able to travel out of state for previous conventions. In fact, the last convention I attended was also in Philadelphia, and I was still a student. Now as I prepare to return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center with my fellow architects, all the excitement of studying architecture is coming back.