This Pre-Conference workshop requires additional registration
Wednesday, March 27 – Thursday, March 28, 2019
Join us for the 4th annual ACSA/AIA interactive workshop that will explore opportunities to expand exchanges between academics, communities, and practitioners to advance the teaching and practice of housing and community development and, ultimately, help build the equitable city. Presenters and participants will share and analyze successful examples of projects, programs, and resources in Pittsburgh and across the country, while opening the conversation up to new collaborations. This workshop is ideal for architects and professors passionate about housing and community development and looking to join a national community of peers.
Today, as Pittsburgh, like cities across America, attracts new investment while confronting housing inequities — and as architecture students demonstrate renewed political engagement — how can housing design education and architectural practice best serve disadvantaged communities?
The event will take place over two days with an evening lecture and reception on March 27 and a half-day workshop and local project tour on March 28 to look at of models of best practices in housing and community development. Participants will get out and see what’s happening in Pittsburgh and meet with people who are involved.
Earn up to 6.5 CEUs with the opportunity for HSW credit.
Wednesday, March, 27th (open to the public)
Welcome Lecture: A Tale of Two Cities @ Westin Pittsburgh
Introductions: Ceara O’Leary, AIA, AIA National Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community & Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA, Bruner Foundation
Moderator: William Bates, FAIA, President, AIA National
Christine Mondor, AIA, evolve EA, Carnegie Mellon University; City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission
Ted Landsmark, PhD, Northeastern University; Boston Planning and Development Authority
Moderated by AIA National President William Bates, this conversation explores the opportunities and challenges of working at the intersection of education and practice in changing cities of Pittsburgh and Boston. How can learn from housing and participatory work from earlier eras of our discipline, while finding more authentic and impactful ways to employ architecture toward greater social, economic, and racial equity?
Welcome Reception@ AIA Pittsburgh (925 Liberty Ave Suite 700)
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres; open to all
Thursday, March, 28th
Insider’s Tour: Local Housing and Community Development Projects Tour Leads: Malik Bankston, Kingsley Association; Jonathan Kline, Carnegie Mellon University, Studio for Spatial Practice; Skip Schwab, East Liberty Development Inc; & Valentina Vavasis, Carnegie Mellon University; Valentina Vavasis Consulting
Workshop participants will tour housing and development sites in East Liberty and Larimer. Led by community representatives, architects, and developers with inside knowledge of the projects and the stories behind them, the tour will include for-profit, non-profit, and community-led planning and development projects. Participants will learn about the ongoing evolution of Pittsburgh’s East End including past, present, and future initiatives.
The tour will be a short public transit ride from the Westin Pittsburgh and will include significant walking. Those with mobility issues are asked to please contact the ACSA staff in advance.
Lunch and Panel Discussion: Teaching Community Engagement Moderator: Karen Kubey, Pratt Institute; Editor, ‘Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity’ (Architectural Design)
Stefan Gruber, Carnegie Mellon University
Ceara O’Leary, AIA, Detroit Collaborative Design Center; University of Detroit Mercy
Erkin Özay, University at Buffalo; 2016-2017 ACSA Housing Award Winner [invited]
Communities are at the heart of successful housing and community development projects with students, but building meaningful relationships can be challenging within the parameters of semester-long courses and academic constraints. Three academic leaders from Rust Belt cities will share specific studio exercises and approaches they use to bring questions of community into the classroom.
Defining Your Research
This Pre-Conference workshop requires additional registration
As stewards of the built environment, architects provide leadership in the advancement of social, environmental, and technical knowledge. They use this knowledge to deliver innovative designs leading to safe, environmentally-conscious, and livable buildings. Architectural educators, academics, and practitioners are uniquely positioned to contribute to the advancement of these vital areas through original research.
Defining Your Research guides participants through the new knowledge development process and how, or in which modes, investigations translate into research. Designed for tenure-track faculty, particularly those in the early stages of the tenure process, this interactive workshop will be beneficial to those seeking to strengthen or refresh their research and peer-review publication skills. The workshop will include presentations, small group discussions, and hand-on work sessions. A range of research processes will be presented and the workshop format will allow participants to both apply these concepts into their own research argument and discuss strategies with others. Editors for Technology | Architecture + Design and the Journal of Architectural Education will lead the workshop and facilitate the exercises.
During the research workshop, participants:
Formulate research questions
Understand the inter/disciplinary contexts in which these questions/queries operate
Identify appropriate research methodologies
Examine means for evidence collection
Discuss how to evaluate findings
Strategize to communicate these findings
This research framework review will relate modes of creative/innovative inquiries from a broad range of disciplines including design, engineering, and physical and social sciences. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of published research and architectural publishing.
Chad Kraus, TAD Associate Editor, University of Kansas Marc Neveu, JAE Executive Editor, Arizona State University Marci Uihlein, TAD Executive Editor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Andrzej Zarzycki, TAD Editorial Board, New Jersey Institute of Technology Emma Sanders, Managing Editor III, Taylor & Francis
Free for Registered Black Box | 107th Annual Meeting Participants
Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm
Rebecca O’Neal Dagg, Auburn University Bruce Lindsey, Washington University in St. Louis Michaele Lea Pride, University New Mexico Michael Monti, ACSA
With the NAAB Accreditation Review Forum (AR Forum) coming in the summer of 2019, ACSA would like to continue the discussion of accreditation. Join ACSA representatives to the NAAB, AR Forum along with board members in small-group discussions about the existing NAAB conditions and procedures for accreditation. We will use these discussions to work on a systematic review of ways to strengthen and streamline the accreditation process for schools.
Fees & Cancellations
Call ACSA at 202-785-2324 to Register
All Workshop Fees and Cancellation policy found on Registration page.
Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our full members include 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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