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ACSA Update 12.5.14

December 5, 2014
ACSA Update
December 5, 2014


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Explore NCES Data on U.S. Programs in Architecture and Related Fields

Based on public data from the National Center for Education Statistics, two new pages of interactive graphics visualize data on the number, ethnicity, and gender of all graduates in nine architecture-related fields across the United States. You can check the demographic breakdown at your school, compare program sizes at schools with similar institutional characteristics, and find out how the gender balance in each major varies by ethnicity and degree level.


Submit to the 2015 Intersections Conference

Submit your abstracts for a special AIA/ACSA conference next May in Atlanta. This inaugural conference will focus on the nexus between architectural education and practice—specifically, how applied research can directly advance the practice of architecture. Individuals, faculty teams, or faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts by January 7, 2015.


Host the 2016 ACSA Fall Conference

The ACSA invites proposals from member schools to host the 2016 ACSA Fall Conference.This is a great opportunity to bring educators from across North America and beyond to your campus for a themed conference. Please submit your proposal, by February 25, 2015.


Join the JAE Editorial Board

JAE is seeking candidates to join the Editorial Board. The JAE Editorial Board serves as the primary peer review body for submissions to the journal and advises the Executive Editor regarding editorial policy and content. The Editorial Board is composed of up to twenty At-Large members, in addition to the Executive Editor and two Associate Editors. If interested, please send a current cv and letter of interest by December 15, 2014.


2014-15 Steel Student Design Competition

The 15th annual design competition is intended to challenge students to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. This year students are invited to design a library or to design a steel solution of their choice in the open category.

New Column from the Association of Architecture School Librarians

Internet giant, Google, reports that the impact of older journal articles is growing. This impact is being measured by citations. Google Inc. researchers state that the impact of older articles is growing rather than decreasing. In 2013, 36 percent of citations referred to articles that were at least 10 years old, up 28 percent since 1990. Read more.



The ACSA Update will not appear on December 26 and the ACSA national office will be closed December 24-January 2. Stay in touch on Twitter and Facebook.

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