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.
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  • 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. 


HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tomkins Fellowship

The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the National Park Service's Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits an architectural historian to work on a 12-week HABS project during the summer. The Fellow will prepare a written history to become part of the permanent HABS collection focusing on either a specific nationally-significant building/site, or a broader architectural history topic that will inform future HABS documentation. The Fellow will be selected by a jury of two SAH members and one HABS representative. The Fellow will be stationed in the field working in conjunction with a HABS measured drawings team, or in the HABS Washington, D.C. office. More information

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.



Our design community demands proof that truly sustainable buildings meet the standard of both beauty and performance. This competition will promote greater understanding of design strategies through transparency, comparative operational data, and compelling lessons learned that reveal and inspire new materials, technologies, and design solutions. In order to nourish the design community, entrants are asked to reveal the direct impacts of their projects, share the tools developed along the way, engage in the redefinition of value, and illustrate challenges overcome during the process of design and construction. More information

Call for Papers

Reading Architecture: Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience 1/15/15

The symposium wishes to explore how the literary production of modernity can enlighten architects and urban planners in understanding and valorizing qualitative characteristics of the contemporary life they are called to design for. These situations of life could include a focused look into people's everyday private and public lives, small or big scale events in human-built environments, socio-cultural and political phenomena in urban contexts. We understand these situations as place-bound (place specific) architectural experiences that allow for a qualitative, emotional and embodied apprehension of the world. For more information visit www.readingarchitecture.org


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.


Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to offer an annual fellowship that will support the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online architectural resource. This fellowship was established in 2008 in honor of Charles E. Peterson, FAIA, founder of the Historic American Buildings Survey. The recipient will research some aspect of American architecture prior to 1860, which he/she may choose from a list of topics provided by authors of forthcoming BUS books. The prize will be presented at the Society's annual conference in April and will be announced in the SAH Newsletter following the conference. More information


Architecture/Machine: Programs, Processes, and Performances

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The conference examines the history of the architecture/machine from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. It focuses not necessarily on literal machine metaphors but generally on historical instances of discursive or material articulation that formulate a relationship between architecture and machines. The conference contributions will be pursuing this theme through analyses of concrete buildings, devices, or apparatus, respectively the ways in which these are represented or described. More information.


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


eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city. More information

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