FEDERAL/EXTERNAL FUNDING & INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
Allan Shearer, The University of Texas at Austin
Oya Atalay Franck, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Marcos Mazari Hiriart, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Barbara Sestak, Portland State University
Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Iowa State University
How can schools best seek and administer funded research? How do administrators position faculty and research center directors to develop their research program, particularly when architectural research spans a wide range of disciplinary areas? What are the expectations for funding and research output found in schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe?
UNCERTAINTY: PATHWAYS TO DESIGN EDUCATION
Charlton Lewis, The University of Texas at Austin
Karen Nelson, Boston Architectural College
Doug Vail, El Centro College
Randy Steiner, Montgomery College
What pathways and collaborations might be cultivated to expand access to students from community colleges and 4-year programs to professional education and the design professions? How are curricula changing and what alignments are needed?
IMPACT AFTER CATASTROPHIC EVENTS
Carol Reese, Tulane
Denise Hoffman-Brandt, City College of New York
Ila Berman, University of Virginia
Ann Yoachim, Tulane University
What are the roles of schools of architecture and universities?
BELONGING, POWER, AND AGENCY: STUDENTS IN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION
Renee Cheng, University of Washington
Malini Srivastava, University of Minnesota
Harriet Harriss, Pratt Institute
Randy A. Steiner, Montgomery College
John Barton, Stanford University
Taking the premise that students can do much more than we typical ask of them, this session will explore the relationship between knowledge and power within our studios, classrooms and programs. How does everyone benefit when students gain greater agency over their education? How do we create welcoming and engaging cultures?
President: Rashida Ng, Temple University
DESIGNING WITH WATER
Richard Campanella, Tulane University
Francisco Javier Rodriguez, University of Puerto Rico
Anthony Abbate, Florida Atlantic University
Marwan Ghandou, Louisiana State University
How do we deal with the fluidity of water, the watersheds or the phreatic in the built environment? How does this condition bring architecture to larger physical, social and political scales?
CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE IN AN UNCERTAIN CLIMATE (Sponsored by AIA)
Courtney Crosson, University of Arizona
Emilie Taylor-Welty, Tulane University
Kentaro Tsubaki, Tulane University
Dean Gwin, Gate Precast
Uncertainty in climate, housing, economy, government, etc., requires creativity and innovative solutions. With the built environment’s impact on climate, we need to be at the forefront, but we need other expertise to work with us. So how do we do it? How can communities, universities and firms address these issues together? Join our panel and take ideas back to your campus and community to begin or improve your efforts to use the power of design for positive change.
Kevin Flynn, 2018-19 NAAB President
Barbara A. Sestak, 2019-20 NAAB President
Ellen S. Cathey, NAAB
The NAAB is pleased to host all programs with an accreditation visit in 2021 and 2022 for a workshop focused on the 2020 Conditions and Procedures for Accreditation. As the first cohorts to use the new documents, the NAAB will explain the steps being taken to assure programs and teams transition to the new documents smoothly. Programs will be encouraged to ask questions related to their upcoming visit.
EMERGING MODELS OF INDIVIDUAL AND COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
Richard Sommer, University of Toronto
Joyce Hwang, University At Buffalo, SUNY
Marshall Brown, Princeton University
Christine Theodoropoulos, California Poly State University
Allan Shearer, The University of Texas at Austin
Michaele Pride, University of New Mexico
In what ways does research define the mission of our schools, and the trajectories of faculty within them? Architectural research – even when focused on design – has often hewed, methodologically, to either the social and physical sciences, or the humanities, with the former typically being more open to collaboration than the latter. Some of the most critical and advanced research today in history, ecology, material science, behavioral economics, human health, and urbanism (to name just a few) is being transformed by technologies that generate vast amounts of information, and generally require collaboration within, or across disciplines. What research methods, techniques and distinct bodies of knowledge does architecture bring to these collaborations, and how can schools better cultivate their capacities in this changing arena? Finally, if there are still many genres of research best accomplished on an individual basis, how do we position and support this work in relation to other seemingly ‘grander’ undertakings.
Kentaro Tsubaki, Tulane
Iñaki Alday, Dean, Tulane University
Rafael Beneytez-Duran, University of Houston
Julie Ju-Youn Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jason Schupbach, Arizona State University
As part of an academic institution, schools of architecture must produce knowledge. As the profession continues to push for a greater emphasis on supporting their practices, the discipline of architecture struggles with defining a coherent body of research. How do we make substantive progress in addressing the needs of the profession while developing a robust and coordinated research agenda that will propel the discipline forward? This session will present pedagogical approaches preparing students to critically confronting the challenges faced by society today.
Tulane University, School of Architecture
KEYNOTE: MITCH LANDRIEU
Mayor, City of New Orleans (2010–2018)