Pre-Conference Workshops

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107th ACSA Annual Meeting  |  BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture's Core in the Post-Digital Era
March 28-30, 2019  |  Pittsburgh, PA
Co-chairs:    Jeremy Ficca, Carnegie Mellon University
                     Amy Kulper, Rhode Island School of Design
                     Grace La, Harvard University
Host School: Carnegie Mellon University
  

 

     

 

 
 ACSA/AIA  HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
 





Avenues of Exchange: Professionals, Researchers, and Communities Building the Equitable City
Wednesday, March 27 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 (includes Lunch)

A program of ACSA and the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, presented in partnership with AIA Pittsburgh, ULI Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Join us for the 4th annual ACSA/AIA interactive workshop that will explore opportunities to expand exchanges between academics, communities, and practitioners to advance the teaching and practice of housing and community development and, ultimately, help build the equitable city. Presenters and participants will share and analyze successful examples of projects, programs, and resources in Pittsburgh and across the country, while opening the conversation up to new collaborations. This workshop is ideal for architects and professors passionate about housing and community development and looking to join a national community of peers.

Today, as Pittsburgh, like cities across America, attracts new investment while confronting housing inequities -- and as architecture students demonstrate renewed political engagement -- how can housing design education and architectural practice best serve disadvantaged communities?

The event will take place over two days with an evening lecture and reception on March 27 and a half-day workshop and local project tour on March 28 to look at of models of best practices in housing and community development. Participants will get out and see what’s happening in Pittsburgh and meet with people who are involved.

Earn up to 6.5 CEUs with the opportunity for HSW credit. 
    
  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th 
  6:00-7:30 pm Welcome Lecture: A Tale of Two Cities
   

Introductions: Ceara O’Leary, AIA, AIA National Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community & Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA, Bruner Foundation
Moderator: William Bates, President, AIA National

Christine Mondor, AIA, evolve EA, Carnegie Mellon University; City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission
Ted Landsmark, PhD, Northeastern University; Boston Planning and Development Authority

Moderated by AIA National President William Bates, this conversation explores the opportunities and challenges of working at the intersection of education and practice in changing cities of Pittsburgh and Boston. How can learn from housing and participatory work from earlier eras of our discipline, while finding more authentic and impactful ways to employ architecture toward greater social, economic, and racial equity? 

  7:30-9:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres; open to all

     
  THURSDAY, MARCH 28th 
  8:30-11:30 am 

Insider’s Tour: Local Housing and Community Development Projects
Workshop participants will tour housing and community development sites in East Liberty. Led by community representatives, architects, and developers with inside knowledge of the projects and the stories behind them, the tour will cover for-profit, non-profit, and community-led initiatives. Participants will learn about the evolution of the city, including past and present neighborhood development initiatives.

Potential tour sites (final list TBA):
East Liberty Place South, Ace Hotel, East Liberty Library, East Side Phases I & II, East Side Bond, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Larimer Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, and East Side Cooperative Ministry.

The tour will be a short public transit ride from the Westin Pittsburgh and will include significant walking. Those with mobility issues are asked to please contact the ACSA staff in advance. 

 

11:30-1:30 pm

Lunch and Panel Discussion: Teaching Community Engagement

Moderator: Karen Kubey, Pratt Institute; Editor, ‘Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity’ (Architectural Design)

Stefan Gruber, Carnegie Mellon University 
Ceara O'Leary, AIA, Detroit Collaborative Design Center; University of Detroit Mercy
Erkin Özay, University at Buffalo; 2016-2017 ACSA Housing Award Winner [invited]

Communities are at the heart of successful housing and community development projects with students, but building meaningful relationships can be challenging within the parameters of semester-long courses and academic constraints. Three academic leaders from Rust Belt cities will share specific studio exercises and approaches they use to bring questions of community into the classroom.

 

  

Housing Workshop Fees (all registration fees in USD)
This Pre-Conference workshop requires additional registration:


Advance 
Before: Jan. 30, 2019 

Regular 
Before: March 6, 2019

On-Site 
After: March 6, 2019

Housing & Community Development Workshop $120 $140 $160



Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing, no later than March 6, 2019 to qualify for a refund, less a processing fee of $50 USD. This fee also applies to PayPal purchases. Unpaid purchase orders will be billed at the full rate specified in the order unless cancelled before the deadline; Standard cancellation fees will apply.

  

 
 DEFINING YOUR RESEARCH WORKSHOP
 





  
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9:00am - 2:00pm (includes Lunch)
Hosted by TAD: Technology | Architecture + Design Journal

As stewards of the built environment, architects provide leadership in the advancement of social, environmental, and technical knowledge. They use this knowledge to deliver innovative designs leading to safe, environmentally-conscious, and livable buildings. Architectural educators, academics, and practitioners are uniquely positioned to contribute to the advancement of these vital areas through original research.

Defining Your Research guides participants through the new knowledge development process and how, or in which modes, investigations translate into research. Designed for tenure-track faculty, particularly those in the early stages of the tenure process, this interactive workshop will be beneficial to those seeking to strengthen or refresh their research and peer-review publication skills. The workshop will include presentations, small group discussions, and hand-on work sessions. A range of research processes will be presented and the workshop format will allow participants to both apply these concepts into their own research argument and discuss strategies with others. Editors for Technology | Architecture + Design and the Journal of Architectural Education will lead the workshop and facilitate the exercises.

During the research workshop, participants:
- formulate research questions
- understand the inter/disciplinary contexts in which these questions/queries operate
- identify appropriate research methodologies
- examine means for evidence collection
- discuss how to evaluate findings
- and strategize to communicate these findings 

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. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of published research and architectural publishing. 
  

Research Workshop Fees (all registration fees in USD)
This Pre-Conference workshop requires additional registration:


Advance 
Before: Jan. 30, 2019 

Regular 
Before: March 6, 2019

On-Site 
After: March 6, 2019

Research Workshop          $120 $140 $160



Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing, no later than March 6, 2019 to qualify for a refund, less a processing fee of $50 USD. This fee also applies to PayPal purchases. Unpaid purchase orders will be billed at the full rate specified in the order unless cancelled before the deadline; Standard cancellation fees will apply.

  

 
 ACCREDITATION CHANGES WORKSHOP
 






Thursday, March 28, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Rebecca O'Neal Dagg, Auburn University
Bruce Lindsey, Washington University in St. Louis
Michaele Lea Pride, University New Mexico
Michael Monti, ACSA

With the NAAB Accreditation Review Forum (AR Forum) coming in the summer of 2019, ACSA would like to continue the discussion of accreditation. Join ACSA representatives to the NAAB, AR Forum along with board members in small-group discussions about the existing NAAB conditions and procedures for accreditation. We will use these discussions to work on a systematic review of ways to strengthen and streamline the accreditation process for schools.


 * FREE for Registered BLACK BOX | 107th Annual Meeting Participants



Rebecca O'Neal Dagg, Auburn U.

Bruce Lindsey, Washington U. in St. Louis
Michaele Lea Pride, U. New Mexico
Michael Monti, ACSA

Rebecca O'Neal Dagg, Auburn U.

Bruce Lindsey, Washington U. in St. Louis
Michaele Lea Pride, U. New Mexico
Michael Monti, ACSA