This year ACSA is offering two pre-conference workshops in association with the 104th Annual Meeting.
ACSA / AIA Housing and Community Development Workshop
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – Thursday, March 17, 2016
Avenues of Exchange: Tools for Shaping Stronger Conversations among Professionals, Researchers and Communities
Join members of the ACSA and AIA for an interactive workshop that will explore opportunities to increase the exchange of information and ideas between academics, communities, and practitioners to advance the teaching and practice of housing and community development. The goal of the workshop for presenters and participants to share and analyze successful examples of projects, programs, and resources, while opening the conversation up to new collaborations. The event will take place over two days with a half-day workshop on March 16th and a half-day local project tour on March 17th to look at of models of best practices in housing and community development.
* This Pre-Conference workshop includes two 1/2 day sessions and requires an additional event along with your full registration to the ACSA 104th Annual Meeting.
Earn up to 8 CEUs with the opportunity for HSW credit.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Welcome Plenary: A Vision for the Future Sharon Sutton, University of Washington
As a kick off to the workshop, this session will position housing and community development as a burning issue in academia. The objective is to take a critical look at current teaching and practice and address the social, political and economic challenges associated with this work.
Critical Questions: How can we build resources that strengthen education for faculty and students: How can we strengthen feedback loops between practice and academy?
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Fostering Successful Exchanges between the Academy and the Field Moderator: Robert Shibley, State University of New York at Buffalo John Folan, Carnegie Mellon University Jeff Hou, University of Washington
This session will feature a presentation of successful exchanges. The goal is to establish knowledge trade among communities and to identify forums and tools for these exchanges.
Critical Questions: What is already working? What can we do better? How can we structure exchanges to benefit academics, practitioners and communities? How can we scale up these exchanges?
2:30pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Best Practices Around the Country Moderator: Simon Ha, Steinberg Anne-Marie Lubenau, Bruner Foundation Mike Pyatok, PYATOK architecture + urban design
There are some incredibly innovative and exciting housing and community development projects happening around the country. This session will present many award winning projects and pick apart the best practices within these precedents.
Critical Questions: Why have these projects been selected for awards? How can these best practices be applied to an academic setting? What are people teaching? What is working/what’s not working?
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Next Steps Kathy Dorgan, Dorgan Architecture & Planning, AIA Knowledge Community
In closing, this session will open up the discussion between ACSA, AIA Housing Knowledge Community, and workshop participants to identify next steps for advancing the teaching and practice of affordable housing and community development.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm
Seattle Walking Tour People with mobility issues are asked to please contact the ACSA staff in advance.
We will embark on a walking tour of local sites at 9:00am and return to the conference hotel by noon. The tour is approximately 1.5 miles round-trip.
The tour will include stops at Pike Place Market (1987 Rudy Bruner Award Gold Medalist) and AIA Center for Architecture and Design. At Pike Place we will receive an overview and tour of the market, which owns and manages nearly 350 units of housing – the majority of which are Section 8 affordable SRO, senior, assisted-living, and work force units – as well as high-end condos. At the AIA Center for Architecture and Design stop we will tour the recently opened facility and learn about the center’s programming.
Meet at Sheraton Seattle lobby
Tour Pike Place Market
Tour the AIA Center for Architecture and Design
Return to Sheraton Seattle
If you would like to add this Housing & Community Development Pre-Conference Workshop to your existing registration please contact ACSA directly at 202-785-2324.
Ted Cavanagh, Dalhousie University Sergio Palleroni, Portland State University Arlene Oak, University of Alberta Vincent Canizaro, University of Texas at San Antonio
Join members of ACSA and DBX (Design Build Exchange) Network for a half-day workshop on design building programs. The DESIGN BUILD EXCHANGE (dbX) is an initiative to facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge, and practices critical to educational design build. It advocates for design build and aims to define the full breadth of its possibilities. It will establish a network, archive resources, host live resources, and design a peer review system appropriate to the field. The initiative was supported in principle at the ACSA 102nd Annual Meeting in Miami and developed in a workshop at the ACSA Design Build Fall-Conference in Halifax. At last years 103rd Annual Meeting, the ACSA agreed to add resources to the initiative. The dbX collaborates with dbX Europe and Live Projects (U.K.) and is funded by grants from the SSHRC Canada and ComputeCanada.This session develops the direction and content for next stage of the dbX.
* This Pre-Conference workshop is included with your full ACSA 104th Annual Meeting registration.
The current status of the initiative. – The database explained with a prototype example.
Celebrating design build – Honouring pioneers Steve Badanes and Sergio Palleroni
Upload your design build projects and programs. – Graduate students will help you upload your work.
Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our membership includes all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.
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