MARCH 17-19, 2022 | Los Angeles & May 19-20, 2022 | Virtual Conference

110th Annual Meeting

EMPOWER

Schedule

June 9, 2021

Submission Deadline

March 17-19, 2022

In-Person Conference
Los Angeles, CA

May 19-20, 2022

Virtual Sessions

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: an in-person conference March 17-19, 2022, in Los Angeles, followed by virtual sessions May 19-20, 2022. One conference program to capture architecture today—multiple opportunities to connect.
In-Person Conference

March 17-19, 2022

ACSA plans to return to an in-person format in Los Angeles, with blind peer-reviewed Research Sessions as well as Special Focus Sessions, workshops, tours, and opportunities for networking and dialog. The event will optimize the in-person experience, making use of the University of Southern California campus as well as other venues in Los Angeles. Registrants for the in-person conference will have access to all virtual sessions.

Virtual Presentations & Sessions

May 19-20, 2022

Travel will not be the same, and synchronous and asynchronous virtual exchange is proving valuable and accessible. To provide opportunity for more participants, both in North America and beyond, we will continue to hold separate virtual sessions through an interactive platform.

Single Review Process

We consider sessions in Los Angeles and sessions online to be parts of a single program, assembled through a process overseen by the Annual Meeting Committee. Prospective participants may submit to the blind peer-reviewed process or they may propose Special Sessions (panel sessions, workshops, tours, or other modes of engagement). All accepted authors and speakers will choose to present their work or hold their session in person or virtually. Here is how the process works.

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.

Theme

EMPOWER

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
  • 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

Design

Digital Technology

Ecology

Health

History, Theory, Criticism

Pedagogy

Practice

Society + Community

Urbanism

Conference Partners

Michelle Sturges
Conferences Manager
202-785-2324
msturges@acsa-arch.org

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