Virtual Conference | May 18-20, 2022

110th Annual Meeting



June 9, 2021

Submission Deadline

March 18 & 19, 2022

Business & Award Events
Los Angeles, CA

May 18-20, 2022

Virtual Conference

Conference Overview

The ACSA Annual Meeting convenes educators, practitioners, and students from around the world to share research and explore the past and future of architecture, design, and allied disciplines. The 110th Annual Meeting will provide multiple opportunities for scholarly exchange: a business & awards event March 18 & 19, 2022 (in-person), in Los Angeles, as well as a virtual conference May 18-20, 2022. One conference program to capture architecture today—multiple opportunities to connect.

Business & Award Events

March 18 & 19, 2022

ACSA had a small ticketed in-person event in Los Angeles to be held on March 18 & 19, 2022, which will include the ACSA Business Meeting, 2022 ACSA Award Ceremony, and local tours. Attendance to the in-person awards event will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster.

Virtual Conference

May 18-20, 2022

With the pandemic evolving, ACSA has decided to move the majority of the conference to a virtual format. Research and Special Focus sessions will be presented virtually, May 18-20, 2022.




ACSA aims to create an inclusive, transparent, and impactful program that elevates and disseminates knowledge on pressing concerns in society through the agency of architecture and allied disciplines. Each year we identify a theme to serve as frame and inspiration.

With the concept of empowerment we invite our members to explore how, as architects and educators, we can help uplift disempowered communities, activate and connect with constituencies, and heal and sustain ecologies. We can do this by re-examining power relations within the academy and practice, eliminating barriers to entry into the profession, and disrupting systemic impediments to addressing social inequities. Architects and educators must be better equipped to provide leadership, advocacy and activism in realizing a higher quality of built space for all.

Conference Organization

ACSA Annual Meeting supports the needs of architecture faculty and enhance architectural education and research. ACSA aims to create an inclusive, transparent, and impactful program that elevates, addresses, and disseminates knowledge on pressing concerns in society through the agency of architecture and allied disciplines.

ACSA has a new 110 Annual Meeting Committee, with combined representation of ACSA members, the ACSA board and ACSA staff. The ACSA110 conference leadership is intended to increase transparency and inclusivity while keeping in mind effectiveness and maintaining rigor. The committee’s primary deliverable is the peer-reviewed content, along with themed sessions.

Steering Committee

Responsible for the non-peer reviewed content of the conference, including a theme that guides identification of plenary talks and invited panel sessions. The committee will also curate workshops, local engagement and other conference activities.

  • Robert González, University of New Mexico
  • Milton Curry, University of Southern California
  • Monica Ponce de Leon, Princeton University
Reviews Committee

Responsible for overseeing the peer-review process, which includes matching reviewer’s expertise with that of the submission, as well as designating sessions and moderators. Sessions will be composed of both papers and projects, when possible, allowing for scholarly and applied research to mutually demonstrate impact and inform one another.

  • Robert González, University of New Mexico
  • Dana Cupkova, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Stephen Gray, Harvard University
  • Sharon Haar, University of Michigan
  • Catherine Hamel, University of Calgary
  • Francis Lyn, Florida Atlantic University
  • Mark Mistur, Kent State University
  • Erin Moore, University of Oregon
  • Julie Zook, Texas Tech University
Annual Meeting Topics

The Annual Meeting Committee will maintain topics year to year in order to address the diversity of our members scholarly, creative and pedagogic interests. This consistent and we hope inclusive list of topics will also ensure an annual venue for all members to submit to an ACSA conference.

Building Science & Technology


Digital Technology



History, Theory, Criticism



Society + Community


Peer-Reviewed Sessions
These feature up to four paper or project presentations, or ACSA Award presentations. Authors must submit a finished chapter for the proceedings, to be released in summer 2022. Additionally, authors of each accepted paper or project are invited to record a video presentation of their work for publication online in early March, to extend the reach of their work. Inclusion in the proceedings and in a video archive is available to all authors, regardless of whether they present in-person or virtually.

Special Sessions
Prospective speakers will propose sessions in response to the Call for Special Sessions. They will identify whether in-person or virtual is their preferred or only choice.

Conference Partners

Michelle Sturges
Conferences Manager

Eric W. Ellis
Sr. Director of Operations and Programs