2016 Intersections Symposium

Intersections Between the Academy and Practice:

May 18, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA

During the 2016 AIA National Convention


August 2015

Call for Sessions Proposals Announced

September 11, 2015

Session Proposal Deadline

October 2015


Event Schedule

8:30am – 08:45am

& Coffee

8:45am – 9:00am

Introduction Conference Co-chairs: 
– Rashida Ng, Temple University
– Jeff Goldstein, DIGSAU

9:00am – 10:15am

Session 1

Pedagogical Explorations of an Open-Source Architecture Paradigm in Emerging Design Technologies – Kihong Ku, Philadelphia University
– Christian Jordan, Philadelphia University
– Jim Doerfler, Philadelphia University

Digitally-driven Fabrication of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Panels for Complex-shaped Envelopes – Daniel H. Chung, Drexel University
– Kihong Ku, Philadelphia University

10:15am – 10:30am


10:30am – 12:00pm

Session 2

The Future of Design in the Post-Digital Era – Aimee P.C. Buccellato, University of Notre Dame
– Charles Vardeman, University of Notre Dame
– Holly Ferguson, University of Notre Dame

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch, included

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Keynotes & Panel Discussion

SHoP – John D Cerone, Director, VDC

SOM – Robert Yori, Senior Digital Design Manager

2:00pm – 2:15pm


2:15pm – 3:30pm

Session 3

Optimizing Early Design Process Decision Making Through Effective Problem Framing – Clifton Fordham, Temple University
– David Salamon, Wallace Robert & Todd

The Design Space Construction Project – John Haymaker, Perkins + Will

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Session 4

Visioning Energy: Environmental Simulation, Visualization and the Instrumental Nature of Energy – Lonn Combs, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
– Filip Tejchman Mahadev, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
– Mahadev Raman, Arup
– Erik Olsen, Transsolar

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Wrap up & Networking – Rashida Ng, Temple University
– Jeff Goldstein, DIGSAU
– Ming Hu, AIA, Director, Academic Engagement

Summary, Further Discussion, Moving Forward, Gratitude and Adjournment