Exhibitors & Sponsors

2016 ACSA Administrators Conference  |  Gaps & Overlaps
November 3-5, 2016  |  Chicago, IL
Host School: Illinois Institute of Technology 
Co-chairs:     Marshall Brown, IIT & J. Meejin Yoon, MIT



The Plan Journal
THE PLAN Journal (TPJ) intends to disseminate and promote innovative, thoughtprovoking and relevant research, studies and criticism in architecture and urbanism. The idea to launch the TPJ was born out of the realizations that academia is too often conducting research disengaged from the challenges and problems confronted in the professions and that in practice research can be afforded, with limited platforms for dissemination, only in a small number of cases of professional organizations. The ultimate purpose of the TPJ is thus to enrich the dialog between research and professional fields, in order to encourage both applicable new knowledge and intellectually driven modes of practice.


Black Spectacles
Black Spectacles is where architects come to learn how to accomplish their next big thing. We’re the only learning platform created entirely for architects. That means we know this industry inside and out, and so do our instructors. Our simple, easy-todigest and in-depth video tutorials are taught by architects and designers who work on world-class projects. Our ARE® prep is the only one with the AIA seal of approval.

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
NOMA, which thrives only when voluntary members contribute their time and resources, has as its mission the building of a strong national organization, strong chapters and strong members for the purpose of minimizing the effect of racism in our profession.

ArchCAS is ACSA’s new centralized application service for graduate programs in architecture. A benefit of ACSA membership for Full and Candidate members, the ArchCAS aims to help schools increase applications by quality students, streamline the process of managing application data, and provide ACSA-wide data to help members understand trends in applications and enrollment.



The College of Architecture’s programs of study emphasize investigations in architectural and landscape architectural design and technology, while expanding the significance of these investigations through a rigorous application of critical thought and intellectual inquiry. The College draws strength from its unique traditions and circumstances, such as its Miesian legacy as a preeminent school of modernism, its location in Chicago with its profuse architectural heritage and devotion to enhanced landscapes, and the city’s present-day connections to progressively minded, global practitioners. The students, faculty, and alumni foster an academic environment that is intellectually stimulating, professionally challenging, committed to innovation, and international in scope.

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects.

GRAHAM FOUNDATION for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.