March 23-25, 2017 | Detroit, Michigan

105th ACSA Annual Meeting

Brooklyn says “Move to Detroit”

Schedule

June 2016

Call for Papers/Projects announced

October 5, 2016

Paper submission deadline

December 2016

Final revised submissions due

February 2017

Conference registration deadline for presenters

Event Schedule

Following is the conference schedule, which is subject to change.  Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

Tuesday, March 21
9:00am-5:00pmWorkshop – Design & Health Workshop
Wednesday, March 22
9:00am-6:30pmWorkshop – Housing & Community Development Workshop
Thursday, March 23
9:00am-2:00pmWorkshop – Design-Build Workshop
10:00am-2:00pmTour Cranbrook Academy of Art
12:00pm-2:00pmTour Detroit Lafayette Park
2:30pm-4:00pmPaper: – Open I: The Stadium
– The Fertility of Urban Ruins: Session 1
– The Movement to Service: Theory
– Whither Public Space?
Project: – Design Research in the Studio Context
Session: – Detroit Large Scale
– Distinguished Professor Award
4:00pm-4:30pmCoffee Break
4:30pm-6:00pmPaper: – Open I: Materiality and Optimism
– The Fertility of Urban Ruins: Session 2
– The Movement to Service: Practice
Project Session – Housing
Session: – Policy Design & Health
– Architectural Publishing Panel
– New Faculty Teaching Award
Private: – TSD Board Meeting
6:30pmTau Sigma Delta Gold Medal & Opening Keynote: – Maurice Cox & Blair Kamin
8:00pmOpening Reception
8:30pmPrivate: – DPACSA Soiree
Friday, March 24
7:45am-9:00amTau Sigma Delta Breakfast & Annual Meeting
9:00am-10:30amSessions: – Academy as the Bridge: Integrating the Path
– Prospective Author Session for TAD Journal
– ArchCAS & StudyArchitecture
– Diversity Achievement Award
Private: – College of Distinguished Professor Meeting
– JAE Reviews Committee
– JAE Design Committee
10:30am-11:00amCoffee Break
11:00am-12:30pmPapers: – Architectural Intelligence: Session 1
– In Practice: Historicizing – Reformulating Questions

Project: – Materials
Sessions: – Pro-Practice
– ACSA White Paper on Tenure & Promotion
– Integrated Design: Studio & Building Technology Ed.
– Creative Achievement Award
12:30pm-2:30pmLunch: on your own
Tours: – Minoru Yamasaki @ Wayne State University Tour
– Detroit Lafayette Park Tour
1:00pm-3:00pmPrivate: – TAD Editorial Board Meeting
2:30pm-4:00pmPapers: – Architectural Intelligence: Session 2
– In Practice: Material Manipulations
– Open II: Typology as Climatic or Philosophical Response
– Open IV: Emerging
Project: – Media Investigations
Sessions: – Detroit Small Scale Projects: Maker
– Women’s Leadership / Equity by Design
– Practice + Leadership Award
4:00pm-4:30pmCoffee Break
4:30pm-6:00pmPapers: – In Practice: Urban Context as Design Strategy
– Is Another Architecture Possible?
– Open II: Urban Interventions and Their Consequences
Project: – Urbanism
Sessions: – Design for Social Impact – The Plan Journal
– Housing Design Education Award
Workshop: – Moving Forward: Equity and Diversity

6:30pmTopaz Keynote & Awards Reception: – Robert A.M. Stern
Saturday, March 25
9:00am-10:30amPapers: – Branding the Underdog
– Design for Performance: Session 1
– The Design of Practice
Project:– Open Projects
Sessions: – Global Education and Practice: Presidents Panel
– Design-Build Award
Private: – JAE Editorial Board Meeting
10:30am-11:00amCoffee Break
11:00am-12:30pmPapers: – Design for Performance: Session 2
– Health + Design: Session 1
– Open III: Appropriations
Project: – Architecture in an Expanded Field
Sessions: – APR Preparation for 2018 NAAB Visits
– Collaborative Practice Award
12:30pm-2:00pmACSA Business Meeting & Lunch
12:30pm-2:30pm Tour – Detroit Hamtramck & Power House Productions Tour
2:00pm-3:00pmRegional Caucus: – Northeast
– Mid Atlantic
– Gulf
– East Central
– West Central
– West
– Canadian
3:00pm-3:30pmCoffee Break
3:30pm-5:00pmPapers: – Addressability
– Health + Design: Session 2
Sessions: – JAE “Environments”
– Detroit Small Scale: Partnerships
– Interdisciplinary Scholarship
– Academy: Community in Beginning Design Education
– Facutly Design Award
5:00pm-6:00pmTransportation to Cranbrook Academy of Art
6:00pm-7:00pmClosing Keynote – Saskia Sassen
7:00pm-8:00pmHost Schools Closing Party
Sunday, March 26
9:00am-2:00pmTour Ann Arbor / University of Michigan

Tours

Below are Detroit tours being offered during the 105th ACSA Annual Meeting | Brooklyn says “Move to Detroit”.

Lunch & Transportation provided.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

10:00am – 2:00pm: Cranbrook Academy of Art Tour                                                                $50

Tour led by: Gregory Wittkopp, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research & Kevin Adkisson, Cranbrook Collections Fellow

In keeping with Cranbrook’s Arts & Crafts origins, the campus tour touches on artistic elements including historical plantings, stunning vistas, and intricate brickwork on building elevations. Select interiors will be explored, including the original Cranbrook School for Boys Dining Hall and the Williams Natatorium, design by Todd Williams and Billie Tsien. Saarinen House is the jewel of Cranbrook’s architectural treasures. Designed in the late 1920s, Saarinen House served as the home and studio of Eliel Saarinen (Cranbrook’s first resident architect and the Academy’s first president and head of the Architecture Department) and Loja Saarinen (the Academy’s first head of the Weaving Department). The extraordinary interior, now impeccably restored, features the Saarinens’ original furnishings, including Eliel’s delicately-veneered furniture and Loja’s sumptuous textiles, as well as early furniture designs by their son Eero Saarinen. Come see the 6,500+ items in Cranbrook’s extensive collection during our Collections Wing tour. See work by Eames, Knoll, Saarinen, and many others in our state-of-the-art storage facility. Lunch and transportation are provided.

12:00pm – 2:00pm: Detroit Lafayette Park Tour                                                                       $50

Tour Led by: Assoc. Prof. Noah Resnick, University of Detroit Mercy

Lafayette Park is a historic urban renewal district east of Downtown Detroit and contains the largest collection of residential buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.  The Lafayette park neighborhood will be featured in a walking tour followed by a drive-by cross-section of the East Side including Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut, riverfront development, and residential neighborhood conditions.  Boxed lunch and transportation are provided. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

12:30pm – 2:30pm: Minoru Yamasaki at Wayne State University Tour                                  $50

Tour Led by: Prof. Dale Allen Gyure, Lawrence Tech University

Minoru Yamasaki was one of America’s premier midcentury modernist architects. Long before the World Trade Center he created a “humanistic modernism” that melded traditional architectural features like columns and arches, a modernist expression of structure, and an interest in “serenity, surprise, and delight” acquired from a deep engagement with world architecture. Yamasaki was based in the Detroit area, and some of his finest works are here. This walking tour will visit four buildings on the Wayne State University campus, including his masterpiece, the McGregor Memorial Conference Center (recently named a National Historic Landmark), as well as the former Detroit Arts & Crafts Society building at the College for Creative Studies. Boxed lunch and transportation are provided.

12:00pm – 2:00pm: Detroit Lafayette Park Tour                                                                       $50

Tour Led by: Assoc. Prof. Noah Resnick, University of Detroit Mercy

Lafayette Park is a historic urban renewal district east of Downtown Detroit and contains the largest collection of residential buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.  The Lafayette park neighborhood will be featured in a walking tour followed by a drive-by cross-section of the East Side including Eastern Market, the Dequindre Cut, riverfront development, and residential neighborhood conditions.  Boxed lunch and transportation are provided. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

12:30pm – 2:30pm: Detroit Hamtramck & Power House Productions Tour                         $50

Tour Led by: Asst. Prof. Tadd Heidgerken, University of Detroit Mercy

A walking and driving tour of Hamtramck, the Powerhouse Productions community of projects, and the Bangladeshi community. There will be stops at the Squash House, Play House, Popps Packing, Hamtramck Disneyland, and Bhandu Gardens. We will see how disparate Polish, Bangladeshi, artist, urban farming, and maker communities co-exist and work together. Boxed lunch and transportation are provided.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

9:00am – 2:00pm: Ann Arbor / University of Michigan Tour – CANCELLED

The Ann Arbor area is the state’s rare jewel: a small, friendly town with big-city sophistication; a world-class educational and high-tech research center nestled in a quintessential college town; a close-knit community of charming neighborhoods with a rich mix of cultures.  U. Michigan Central Campus buildings are classical or gothic in style along with ten buildings, which are designed by Detroit-based architect Albert Kahn between 1904 and 1936. North Campus is the most contiguous campus, built independently from the city on a large plot of farm land. Eero Saarinen created one of the early master plans for North Campus and designed several of its buildings in the 1950s, including the Earl V. Moore School of Music Building. The tour will include stops Taubman College’s Art and Architecture Building, including its FABLab on North Campus and its Liberty Research Annex in downtown Ann Arbor.

Eric W. Ellis
ACSA, Director of Operations and Programs
202-785-2324
eellis@acsa-arch.org

Allison Smith
ACSA, Programs Manager
202-785-2324
asmith@acsa-arch.org