Workshops



106th ACSA Annual Meeting 
The Ethical Imperative
March 15-17, 2018  |  Denver, Colorado
Co-chairs: Amir Ameri, University of Colorado Denver & Rebecca O’Neal Dagg, Auburn University
Host School: University of Colorado Denver


Housing & Community Development Workshop

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:00am - 6:30pm (includes Lunch)
 
Avenues of Exchange: Building Equitable, Healthy, and Resilient Cities
A partnership between the AIA Housing and Community Development Network & ACSA

Guest Speaker: Damon Rich, AICP, 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellow

Increasingly, cities are challenged with ensuring equitable growth and ecological health in the face of redevelopment. Architecture and community development professionals are at the forefront of this effort. Using Denver as a springboard, educators and practitioners will gather to learn more about housing and community development projects and practices that promote equity and ecology in the built environment.

Panel sessions will focus on The Denver Story, exploring successes and lessons learned from mixed-income multifamily developments in the fast-growing city, and a discussion on maintaining affordability and preventing displacement nationwide. Workshop participants will also hear from a national leader in development that promotes healthy neighborhoods that are responsive to both community and environmental priorities and tour the recently completed Mariposa District, among other Denver sites.

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WORKSHOP FEES (all registration fees in USD)

  Advanced  
Before: Jan. 31, 2018  

Regular
Before: March 1, 2018  

On-Site
After: March 1, 2018  
Housing & Community Development Workshop*   $120 $140 $160

*Registration for the workshops can be added to full conference registration & includes lunch.

  




Defining Your Research Workshop

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:00am - 2:00pm (includes Lunch)
Hosted by TAD: Technology | Architecture + Design Journal

Architects are stewards of the built environment who rely on the advancement of current social, environmental, and technical knowledge and innovation for their practice. The architectural discipline has the ethical responsibility to conduct research and contribute to the advancement of these vital areas.

Defining Your Research explores the creation of new knowledge and how, or in which modes, it is being developed into research. Designed for tenure-track faculty, particularly those in the early stages of the tenure process, the interactive workshop will be useful to anyone who would like to strengthen or refresh their research and peer-review publication skills.

During the Research workshop, participants engage in exercises to:

  • formulate research questions (the need)
  • understand the inter/disciplinary contexts these questions/queries operate within (literature review and precedent)
  • identify appropriate research methodologies (how)
  • examine evidence collection (data)  
  • evaluate findings (validation)
  • and, communicate these findings (dissemination)

This research framework review will relate modes of creative/innovative inquiries from a broad range of disciplines, including design, engineering, and physical and social sciences.

This workshop will be accompanied by webinars and online interaction that will precede and conclude the workshop. The webinars will showcase speakers from academia, the profession, and industry. It is not required for workshop participants to attend all webinars, which will also be made available on demand. 

 

WORKSHOP FEES (all registration fees in USD)

  Advanced  
Before: Jan. 31, 2018  

Regular
Before: March 1, 2018  

On-Site
After: March 1, 2018  
Defining Your Research Workshop*     $120  $140  $160 

*Registration for the workshops can be added to full conference registration & includes lunch.

 



Accreditation Changes Workshop

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hosted by ACSA & NAAB  
Free for Registered Annual Meeting Participants

With NAAB preparing to revisit the Conditions and Procedures for Accreditation in 2019, ACSA and NAAB will co-host a workshop to collect feedback on the existing process as well as begin to explore specific ways to strengthen and streamline the accreditation process for schools. The session will be facilitated by NAAB Interim Executive Director Helene Dreiling, with small-group interactions appropriate for faculty and administrators alike.



New Faculty Workshop

Friday, March 16, 2018, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Hosted by the College of Distinguished Professors (DPACSA)
Free for Registered Annual Meeting Participants

Moderator: William J. Carpenter, DPACSA, Kennesaw State University
A New Faculty Workshop to help define scholarship teaching and research directions in the academy and also defining how practice can be come a form of academic research within the objectives of tenure track faculty positions. We will also discuss how adjunct positions can become a getaway into tenure track hiring. As part of our discussion the presenters will discuss the pre-tenure, tenure and post tenure review processes and how they have navigating this nebulous but also valuable goal and threshold of North American architectural education.