An intention of all ACSA competitions is to make students aware that research is a fundamental element of any design solution. Students are encouraged to research and document this in their design submissions; showing evidence and precedent.
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Fitzpatrick, Kevin and Mark LaGory. Unhealthy Cities: Poverty, Race, and Place in America, Routledge, 2010.
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Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of over 200 member schools in several categories. These include full membership for all accredited programs in the United States and government-sanctioned schools in Canada, candidate membership for schools seeking accreditation, and affiliate membership for schools for two-year and international programs. Through these schools, over 5,000 architecture faculty are represented. In addition, over 300 supporting members composed of architecture firms, product associations and individuals add to the breadth of interest and support of ACSA goals.
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