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100th Annual Meeting - Digital Aptitudes

ACADIA @ Digital Aptitudes | Synthetic Landscapes Workshop

Sponsored by ACSA, ACADIA, Objet, and MIT


This two-day intensive workshop will provide faculty and advanced graduate students the opportunity to hone their digital and prototyping skills. Working at the Objet Headquarters and on the MIT campus with a team of expert consultants, each participant will experiment with a range of digital tools to design a project that negotiates the material relationships between the component (part) and the network (whole).

Participants will generate and fabricate a unique component that combines with others to create a larger artifact that will be situated within a particular field condition.

The results of the workshop will be showcased at the Boston Park Plaza and formally presented during the100th ACSA Annual Meeting.


Gregory Luhan (ACSA/ACADIA organizer) 
MIT: Justin Lavallee, Takehiko Nagakura, Neri Oxman, and Larry Sass
ACADIA: Andrew Payne, Kyle Miller, Ronnie Parsons, and Gil Akos
Student Assistants: 4 local MIT assistants



Regular Registration: $400, includes the full two-day workshop
Student Registration: $75, includes the full two-day workshop

Registration for the 100th ACSA Annual Meeting and ACSA100 Gala are NOT included in the registration fee for the workshop. To register for these two events, see below.

Digital Technology in Architectural Education

Sponsored by IE University and Boston Architectural College
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 9:00-11:30am
Location: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Online degree programs in architecture are a reality now, and distance learning and real-time remote collaboration are growing in education and practice. This two-part symposium will feature presentations and discussions from schools engaged in online architectural education and respondents to unpack the issues facing schools now and in the future.

Moderator: Susan Szenasy, Metropolis
Speakers: Tom Parks, Boston Architectural College
                 Javier Quintana, IE University
                 Eric Lum, Academy of Art University
                 Ralph Nelson, Lawrence Technological University
Respondents: Nancy Yen-wen Cheng, University of Oregon
                 Ted Landsmark, Boston Architectural College
                 Jinhee Park, Single Speed Design
                 John Hong, Single Speed Design