March 28-30, 2019  |  Pittsburgh, PA

107th Annual Meeting

BLACK BOX: Articulating Architecture’s Core in the Post-Digital Era

Schedule

October 3, 2018

Paper submission deadline

November 2018

Notifications sent to authors

December 2018

Final revised papers and copyright forms due

January 2019

Conference registration deadline for presenters

Events Schedule

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:30pmACSA/AIA Housing & Community Development Workshop
Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00am Registration
9:00amWorkshop – ACSA/AIA Housing & Community Development Workshop
– TAD Defining Your Research Workshop
– Accreditation Changes Workshop
2:00pmPeer-Reviewed Sessions – Architecture of Attunement and Planetary Ecology 1
– The Planetary and the Quotidian
– After the Flow – Architectural Urbanism(s) in the Post-Digital Era 1
– Imaging Architecture
– Thesis or Moonshot? Breaking the Traditional Portfolio to Practice Pipeline
– Deductive, Inductive… Adaptive Methods in Architectural Design
Special Focus Session – Designing Pedagogies: Futuring New ACSA Programs and Project
3:30pmBreak
4:00pmPeer-Reviewed Sessions – Architecture of Attunement and Planetary Ecology 2
– Drawing Attention
– After the Flow – Architectural Urbanism(s) in the Post-Digital Era 2
– Design-Build: Pedagogy, Practice, Production
– What’s the Matter with Climate Change?
– Being Versus Becoming the Core of Architecture
Special Focus Session – Equity in Practice: Creating Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable Workplaces
Meeting – DPACSA Meeting (private)
6:00pmPlenary – Opening Plenary: Peggy Deamer & Antoine Picon
7:00pmOpening Reception
Friday, March 29, 2019
8:30am Registration
9:00amBreakfast – Regional Caucuses : Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Gulf, East Central, West Central, West, & Canada
10:00amBreak
10:30amPeer-Reviewed Sessions – Draw(in)g to a (W)hole 1
– Climate, Environment, and Control: Challenging Narratives and Norms
– Black Box, White Cube: Exhibiting Architecture in Theory and Practice 1
– Sea Creatures Make an Underwater Face; or An Alternative Disciplinary Coherence
– Competitions 1
Workshop – Shaping a Career Path in Architectural Education: Faculty Workshop
Special Focus Sessions – Prospective Author Session for the TAD Journal
– Historic Preservation and NAAB SPC’s
12:00pmLunch (on your own)
2:00pmPeer-Reviewed Sessions – Draw(in)g to a (W)hole 2
– Disciplinary Failures: Errors and Omissions as Alternative Trajectories
– Black Box, White Cube: Exhibiting Architecture in Theory and Practice 2
– Search | Research | Repeat
– History & Precedent in the Design Process
– Competitions 2
– Delirious Data
Special Focus Sessions – Raising Our Sights: Expanding the Professional Practice Curriculum
– Material Disruption (BTES)
3:30pmBreak
4:00pmPlenary Meeting – ACSA Business Meeting
5:30pmPlenary Keynote – Awards Reception & Topaz Medallion: Toshiko Mori
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7:30am Registration
8:00amMeeting & Breakfast – Tau Sigma Delta – Breakfast & Meeting
AIAS – American Institute of Architecture Students CRIT Live
9:00am Peer-Reviewed Sessions – Material Frontiers 1
– Open Projects Session 1
– Theory’s Rise and Fall: Contexts and Conditions
– Being Ecological 1
– Questions of Abstraction in Beginning Design
– Computation in the Core: Critical Pedagogies
Special Focus Session – Drawing for the Design Imaginary: Roundtable
AIAS – American Institute of Architecture Students CRIT Live
10:30amBreak
11:00amPeer-Reviewed Sessions: – Material Frontiers 2
– Architecture, Engineering and the Multiplicity of the Creative Process
– Drawing’s Tacit Practices
– Being Ecological 2
– Becoming Digital 1
– Computer Composition: Design After Machine Learning
Special Focus Sessions – Assessing the Quality of Architecture Research & Scholarship
– Liberal Arts Colleges
AIAS – American Institute of Architecture Students CRIT Live
12:30pmLunch (on your own)
Carrie Furnaces Industrial Tour (separate registration required)
2:30pm Peer-Reviewed Sessions: – Geometry, the Metrics of Space and Its Architectural Instruments
– Open Projects Session 2
– Architecture’s Politics of Appearance
– Being Versus Becoming the Core of Architecture
– Becoming Digital 2
Special Focus Sessions: – Around the World: Global ACSA
– JAE Special Focus Session
– The Pulse of Professional Practice
AIAS – American Institute of Architecture Students CRIT Live
4:00pm Transportation to Carnegie Museum of Art
5:00pmPlenary – TSD Gold Medal: Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu*
6:00pm Closing Party & Black Box Exhibition*

*In partnership with the Carnegie Museum of Art’s, Heinz Architectural Center and the Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:00am Frank Lloyd Wright Tour (separate registration required)

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

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