Other Opportunities

To list a conference or competition open for participation by architectural educators and students, please email Pascale Vonier at pvonier@acsa-arch.org

Architecture Program

CIEE Faculty and Custom Program

As the leader in international education, CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange is uniquely qualified to help you and your institution provide students with rigorous, culturally rich, and safe study abroad programs that add relevant international components to curriculum.

Our experienced Faculty and Custom Programs team will help you create a custom Architecture and Design program that meets your academic requirements and offers a fully immersive experience for your students. We can create a program for any length of time, including short-term, summer, semester, and academic year. What’s more, by partnering with CIEE you have access to:

  • More locations. With study centers in more than 60 cities and 40 countries around the world, you can pinpoint the ideal location that inspires students and best suits curriculum.
  • Expert resident staff. Count on our team for top-quality academics and deep local knowledge that helps students maximize time abroad.
  • Complete logistical support. Thanks to gold-standard safety protocols and security measures, faculty are free to focus on what they do best – teaching. 

Visit www.ciee.org/custom or call 1-855-214-9559 to learn more or get started. 

Call for Papers

BTES 2015 Conference

The Building Technology Educators' Society (BTES) will hold their next conference at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, on June 24-27, 2015. The call for papers can be found in the BTES website http://www.btesonline.org, and also in the conference website http://www.arch.utah.edu/cgi-bin/wordpress-btes2015

In conjunction with the conference, BTES is issuing a call for the Emerging Faculty Award and has introduced two new awards: the BTES Building Technology Book Award and two Student Scholarships. Information on all three can be found at http://btesonline.org/conferences.html.

Call for Papers


Imminent deep changes in the way men organized and design the physical environment demand to architects and to all the disciplines involved to adapt theoretical, methodological and practical new knowledge in order to improve the quality of our environment. The three settings for research where the design based upon knowledge will be developed are: The educative setting, the professional setting and the social setting, they will include works where the relationships between critical theories, methods and practices are relevant for the environmental dimensions of the human life. More information


FEMINISM AND ARCHITECTURE Part 2: Women, Architecture, and Academia

Parsons The New School for Design

We are planning a long-overdue gathering to bring together academics who, each in their own institutional context, struggle for fair exposure, opportunity, and support in our discipline. We want to share strategies for empowering ourselves and our women students. We will draw participants from schools of architecture throughout North America and we will have a keynote speaker. To attend: Sign up by February 15. More information


SAH 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 15–19, 2015, with the theme Chicago at the Global Crossroads. SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures, roundtables, and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment. SAH is committed to engaging both conference attendees and local participants with public programming that includes over 30 architectural tours, a plenary talk, and a half-day seminar addressing Chicago’s waterways and neighborhoods. To view a complete schedule, visit sah.org/2015.


International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, USA

ICSDEC 2015 is a premier conference offering a unique opportunity to academia, industry practitioners and entrepreneurs alike to share their latest research, information, ideas and products relating to sustainability and resilience. More information


Ambassador Awards for Chicago VAF Conference

The VAF Ambassadors Awards provide funding for student groups (undergraduate and graduate) from North American institutions, with a faculty sponsor, to attend VAF’s annual conference. We hope through this program to enhance the VAF’s recruitment of students, to diversify the membership and interest in the work of the VAF, to provide support to programs that teach vernacular architecture, and to increase the VAF’s visibility on campuses. The total Award amount per institution is limited to $2500 with a maximum of $500 per student. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2015. More information


Miami University Center for Engagement Summer Workshop
May 20th - June 27th, 2015

Join us for a six-week design/build experience. Work with a non-profit client on a community design initiative. Students will: redesign and/or renovate buildings in a nationally recognized historic district, interact with consultants, code officials, and materials suppliers, develop detailing, construction and project management skills. The design/build studio is located in Over-the-Rhine, an inner-city neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio that is marked by extremes of gentrification and homelessness. The purpose of the workshop is to create a well-rounded experience where students engage with the community on many levels - not just as design advocates, but as neighbors. Student's enrolled in the six week workshop will be "In Residency" and live in apartments provided by our non-profit partner, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing. This studio workshop provides six (6) semester credit hours to the student. More information


Design Competition Envisions Continued Evolution for Gowanus Neighborhood
May 15, 2015

Historically Toxic Waterway Presents Opportunity For Growth

Brooklyn, New York, January 20, 2015: Gowanus by Design announces its third international design competition, “Axis Civitas.” The deadline for submission is Friday, May 15, 2015.

The two-component competition asks participants to first map and present conditions relevant to the Gowanus area in a Gowanus Atlas and second to use that analysis as the basis for design of an Urban Field Station that would be open to the public. The Atlas, a collective mapping of the watershed surrounding the canal, will be a planning tool and local resource supported by the Field Station to facilitate the community's grassroots collaboration in the continuing evolution of the neighborhood.

Previous competitions for envisioning future development of this area have attracted over 225 entries from around the world. A jury comprised of leaders in the fields of architecture, design, urban planning, and conservancy select winners in the areas of architectural design, community programming, and urban ecology. Prizes are awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place, and honorable mention winners. A total of $7,500 will be distributed to the winners at the discretion of the jury and the competition committee. A select group of entries will be included in a public exhibit and presented to agencies and local elected officials to help influence the city's effort to rezone the Gowanus neighborhood. More information