Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm | Detroit, Michigan
A partnership between the American Institute of Architects (AIA) & ACSA
Architects are uniquely positioned to help address many of the chronic health challenges our society faces today. From asthma to obesity, diabetes to depression, a growing body of practice-based evidence is clearly demonstrating the profound impact that forward-looking design decisions can have on human health for individuals and communities.
When health impacts and equitable access to healthy places become central to the design and planning process, transformational outcomes quickly appear. Architects are improving health outcomes for people and communities and enhancing well-being, safety and environmental quality through our collaborations with private businesses, health professionals, policy makers, government agencies, foundations, nonprofits, allied organizations and others.
The design and health initiative's work includes:
- Novel approaches and developing best practices to promote health through design
- Advocating for healthier policies and programs at the local, state and federal levels
- Educating the public, the profession, policy makers and allied industries about architects’ unique role in promoting health equity
Registration for the workshop can also be added to full conference registration.
Before: Jan. 25
Before: March 1
After: March 1
|Design & Health Workshop |
|$60 ||$75 |
Design Build Workshop
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 9:00am - 2:00pm | Detroit, Michigan
ACSA / DBX Network: Collaborative Workshop
Design Build courses in North America are now included in over 70% of our curricula. Design Build can be as big as the entire curriculum or as small as an elective; it can take place in a school’s courtyard or halfway across the world; it can be demolished at the end of the semester or become a permanent part of a community; and it can innovate in all imaginable ways. Join members of ACSA and DBX (Design Build Exchange) Network for a half-day workshop on design building programs. This workshop will explore the potential of design/build in post-secondary education. How can we expand the potential, developing ideas to improve delivery and efficacy, and reflecting on design build as pedagogy and practice?
The workshop will study first-hand reports comparing the pedagogical contexts of design build as well as rigorous surveys ranging across many schools. From the single project as well as wider initiatives. Above all, analyzing the conditions of the project before, during, and after construction.
The workshop will encompass several related issues:
- the pedagogies of service learning and tacit knowledge
- field work, whether local or international
- instigation of social change / social process
- administrating design build programs
- technological innovation
Registration for the workshop can be added to full conference registration.