2016 Intersections Symposium

 
Intersections Between the Academy and Practice: 
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN DESIGN AND DELIVERY
May 18, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA
Co-chairs: Rashida Ng, Temple University
                 Jeff Goldstein, DIGSAU

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are pleased to announce a partnership dedicated to the integration of education, research and practice of technologies at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia. This conference will focus on TECHNOLOGIES; specifically innovative technologies and unknown areas that will revolutionize the built environment. We invite practitioners and researchers to share their investigations on impactful technologies, ideas in testing stage, or profound mechanisms that have the potential to reform the design and building industry.

 

Schedule

8:30am - 08:45am        
  Sign-in & Coffee
8:45am - 9:00am          
 

INTRODUCTION

Conference Co-chairs:
Rashida Ng, Temple University
Jeff Goldstein, DIGSAU
9:00am - 10:15am        
 

SESSION 1

Pedagogical Explorations of an Open-Source Architecture Paradigm in Emerging Design Technologies

Kihong Ku, Philadelphia University
Christian Jordan, Philadelphia University

Jim Doerfler, Philadelphia University

 


Digitally-driven Fabrication of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Panels for Complex-shaped Envelopes

Daniel H. Chung, Drexel University
Kihong Ku, Philadelphia University

10:15am - 10:30am

Break

10:30am - 12:00pm

SESSION 2

The Future of Design in the Post-Digital Era

Aimee P.C. Buccellato, University of Notre Dame
Charles Vardeman, University of Notre Dame
Holly Ferguson, University of Notre Dame

12:00pm - 1:00pm


LUNCH, included

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussion

SHoP

John D Cerone, Director, VDC



SOM

Robert Yori, Senior Digital Design Manager

2:00pm - 2:15pm

Break

2:15pm - 3:30pm

SESSION 3

Optimizing Early Design Process Decision Making Through Effective Problem Framing

Clifton Fordham, Temple University
David Salamon, Wallace Robert & Todd



The Design Space Construction Project

John Haymaker, Perkins + Will

3:30pm - 3:45pm


Break

3:45pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 4

Visioning Energy: Environmental Simulation, Visualization and the Instrumental Nature of Energy

Lonn Combs, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Filip Tejchman Mahadev, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Mahadev Raman, Arup
Erik Olsen, Transsolar
 

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wrap up & Networking 

Rashida Ng, Temple University
Jeff Goldstein, DIGSAU
Ming Hu, AIA, Director, Academic Engagement

Summary, Further Discussion, Moving Forward, Gratitude and Adjournment


Registration

Registration for the 2016 Intersections Symposium is along with your 2016 AIA National Convention registration, through the AIA Convention website. 2016 Intersections Symposium attendees will earn 7.5 HSW/GBCI/LU/RIBA for full participation at the entire event.

 

Additional Information

+ Speaker Biographies
+ Registration
+ Call for Sessions

 

Contact

For questions please contact: 
Eric Wayne Ellis
Director of Operations and Programs
eellis@acsa-arch.org        
202.785.2324 
      Ming Hu
AIA, Director of Academic Engagement

minghu@aia.org
202.626.7449


 
Image Credit: 2015 ACSA Creative Achievement Award Winner, POSSIBLE MEDIUMS PROJECT | Adam Fure, University of Michigan; Kelly Bair, University of Illinois at Chicago; Kristy Balliet, The Ohio State University; & Kyle James Miller, Syracuse University