2012 ACSA Administrators Conference
November 1-3, 2012 | Austin, TX
Co-chairs: Frederick Steiner, Nichole Wiedemann + Kevin Alter, University of Texas at Austin

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated on our panels. Below are some lecture videos and blog posts from the Administrators Conference. If you would like to share conference photos or comments, please email Pascale Vonier at

Video: Laurie Olin Keynote Lecture

Laurie Olin is a distinguished teacher, author, and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today. From vision to realization, he has guided many of OLIN’s signature projects, which span the history of the studio from Washington Monuments Grounds in Washington DC to Bryant Park in New York City. His recent projects include the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland.

Video: The Austin Manifestos: Research, Practice, and Place

Session moderators from the ACSA Administrators Conference reflect on the "big ideas" that emerged from the two days of discussions.

  • Frederick Steiner, UT Austin
  • Nichole Wiedemann, UT Austin
  • Kevin Alter, UT Austin
  • Kim Tanzer, U of Virginia
  • Michael Speaks, U of Kentucky
  • William W. Braham, U Penn
  • Robert Miller, U of Arizona
  • Herbert Enns, U of Manitoba
  • Donna Robertson, ACSA President

An Austin Manifesto for Architecture Education

During the 2012 ACSA Administrators Conference, "Research, Practice, Place," panelists were asked to imagine the future of practice, addressing the changing profiles of architecture clients, firms, and students. Co-chair Frederick Steiner captures the the top issues that emerged from these conversations. 

Click here to read the blog entry.

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