ACSA will be offering pre-conference workshops in Detroit along with the 105th Annual Meeting | Brooklyn says “Move to Detroit”.
Design & Health Workshop
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm | A partnership between the American Institute of Architects (AIA) & ACSA
Architects are uniquely positioned to help address many of the chronic health challenges our society faces today. From asthma to obesity, diabetes to depression, a growing body of practice-based evidence is clearly demonstrating the profound impact that forward-looking design decisions can have on human health for individuals and communities.
When health impacts and equitable access to healthy places become central to the design and planning process, transformational outcomes quickly appear. Architects are improving health outcomes for people and communities and enhancing well-being, safety and environmental quality through our collaborations with private businesses, health professionals, policy makers, government agencies, foundations, nonprofits, allied organizations and others.
The design and health initiative’s work includes:
Novel approaches and developing best practices to promote health through design
Advocating for healthier policies and programs at the local, state and federal levels
Educating the public, the profession, policy makers and allied industries about architects’ unique role in promoting health equity
Housing & Community Development Workshop
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
9:00am – 6:30pm | Avenues of Exchange: Professionals, Educators and Communities Building Equitable, Healthy, and Resilient Cities
A partnership between the AIA Housing and Community Development Network & ACSA
Increasingly, architectural education and practice are addressing issues of social equity and community engagement. Using Detroit as a springboard, professionals will gather to learn about and discuss how governments, community groups, and residents are planning for more sustainable and healthy neighborhoods nationally.
Workshop participants will explore the role of community design centers, both nationally and locally, with an in-depth tour to learn how community groups in Detroit have successfully worked with design centers and professionals. Other panel sessions will focus on housing and resiliency as critical factors in improving community health and well-being. Speakers will share their best practices in teaching, and participants will discuss strategies for practice and education they can bring back to the academic studio.
Earn up to Up to 7.5 CEU (HSW: 6.5)
* These two sessions are intended to coincide with the Design & Health Workshop
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
Guest Speaker: Building Equitable, Healthy and Resilient Cities: from Government to Grassroots
How are cities planning for more sustainable and healthy neighborhoods, working alongside community organizations and community development professionals?
Speaker: Margaret Castillo
Panel 1: Teaching and Researching Housing and Resiliency
This panel focuses on how universities are collaborating with housing and community development professionals to tackle issues of affordable housing in the context of resiliency planning. Brief presentations followed by panel and audience discussion.
– Scott Shall, Lawrence Technological University
– Deboarah Gans, Pratt Institute/Gans Studio
– Susan Rogers, University of Houston Community Design Resource Center
– Karen Kubey
Depart from Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
Tour of The Alley Project, 8869 Avis Street
A presentation and panel discussion about The Alley Project and the new Avis & Elsmere community space for Young Nation and the surrounding community. Speakers will include architects, educators, community development professionals, and design center staff. This discussion will focus on community engagement and collaborating on community development projects.
– Kristen Smith and Tadd Heidgerken, et al. Collaborative
– Dan Pitera, Detroit Collaborative Design Center
– Erik Howard, Young Nation
– Ceara O’Leary
Tour Detroit neighborhood sites with Steve Lewis and Kimberly Driggins from the City of Detroit Planning Department
Lawrence Tech Detroit Center for Design and Technology
Panel 2: Community Development with Youth
Focus on curricula and teaching strategies that integrate design education in the K -12 context focusing on student-led design work with community impact. Brief presentations followed by panel and audience discussion.
– Milton Curry, University of Michigan ArcPrep
– Kelly Lyons, Cranbrook Art Museum, Curator of Education, formerly Carnegie Mellon
– Polly Carpenter, Boston Society or Architects
Design Build courses in North America are now included in over 70% of our curricula. Design Build can be as big as the entire curriculum or as small as an elective; it can take place in a school’s courtyard or halfway across the world; it can be demolished at the end of the semester or become a permanent part of a community; and it can innovate in all imaginable ways. Join members of ACSA and DBX (Design Build Exchange) Network for a half-day workshop on design building programs. This workshop will explore the potential of design/build in post-secondary education. How can we expand the potential, developing ideas to improve delivery and efficacy, and reflecting on design build as pedagogy and practice?
The workshop will study first-hand reports comparing the pedagogical contexts of design build as well as rigorous surveys ranging across many schools. From the single project as well as wider initiatives. Above all, analyzing the conditions of the project before, during, and after construction.
The workshop will encompass several related issues:
the pedagogies of service learning and tacit knowledge
field work, whether local or international
instigation of social change / social process
administrating design build programs
*Registration for the workshop can be added to full conference registration.
Fees & Cancellations
* Registration for the workshop can be added to full conference registration.
Visit the Registration page for all Workshop Fees and Cancellation policy.
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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