After a year serving as First VP/President-Elect, I now begin my official term as President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. I am aware of the honorable platform to which I was elected, as well as the privilege to lead ACSA in its ongoing process of making a profound difference in architectural academia.
I embark on this voyage with the highest sense of responsibility toward the discipline, our constituents, the Board, the Association and our four collateral organizations: AIA, NAAB, NCARB and AIAS. I am grateful for the lessons bestowed by those who served before me and am committed to providing continuity to their achievements as I also introduce an agenda for strengthening our international footprint, reiterating our protagonism and relevance in the future of our cities, ensuring equity and diversity, and demanding a continued presence in the STEM discussion.
Throughout the year, ACSA will host four important academic events: the Fall Conference in Marfa, TX (Crossings Between the Proximate and Remote), the Administrators Conference in Albuquerque, NM (Crossing Boundaries), the Annual Conference in Denver, CO (The Ethical Imperative) and the International Conference in Madrid, Spain.
I look forward to an exciting year and to the opportunity to discuss and debate the future of architectural pedagogy with current and future member schools.
Francisco Javier Rodríguez, AIA, DPACSA
2017-2018 ACSA President
See the list of all 2017-18 ACSA Board Members