November 7-9, 2019 | New Orleans, LA

2019 Administrators Conference

UNCERTAINTY

Schedule

November 7, 2019

Day One: Pre-conf. Workshops
Tour, Keynote & Reception

November 8, 2019

Day Two: Sessions
Breakfast, Lunch & Evening @ Tulane
Keynote & Reception

November 9, 2019

Day Three: Sessions
TSD Breakfast & Keynote
Tours

Schedule

Following is a conference schedule and is subject to change. Please check back for the most up-to-date schedule and information.

Thursday, November 7th
1:00pm
SOUTH MARKET DISTRICT TOUR ($60)
1:30pm
ACCESS TO ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION: Community Colleges and Four-year Programs (Sponsored by NAAB)
Bruce Lindsey, Washington University in St. Louis
John Barton, Stanford University
Robert González, Texas Tech University
Marilys Nepomechie, Florida International University
Randy Steiner, Montgomery College
Cindy Urness, North Dakota State University
Douglas Vail, El Centro College
Anthony Viscardi, Lehigh University

This interactive session will discuss how to collectively increase interest and access to architectural education through community college and four-year architecture programs. The discussion will be hosted by a NAAB-appointed task force charged with exploring topics that include articulation agreements, certification, and dissemination of best practices with the goal of increasing the number and diversity of students who study architecture. Educators and administrators who have experience with community college partnerships, those who have an interest to do so, and those who are involved with four-year programs are invited to attend and participate.

3:30pm
THE FUTURE OF ACCREDITATION: NAAB ARForum19 Update
Kevin Flynn, 2018-19 NAAB President
Barbara A. Sestak, 2019-20 NAAB President
Ellen S. Cathey, NAAB

Join the NAAB to discuss the proposed changes to accreditation! Following the “draft 0” public comment and review period and the Accreditation Review Forum 2019, the NAAB released “draft 1” of the 2020 Conditions and Procedures for Accreditation on September 9, 2019 for a 75-day public comment and review period, ending November 22, 2019. This session will include an update outlining the major changes between “draft 0” and “draft 1,” and allow for in-person discussion of the proposed changes, including direct feedback from participants.

6:30pm
KEYNOTE: PANKAJ VIR GUPTA, University of Virginia
7:30pmOPENING RECEPTION
Friday, November 8th
8:00amBREAKFAST
8:30am

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?

8:30amUNCERTAINTY: 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?

10:30am

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?

10:30amBELONGING, 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?

12:00pm

ACSA LUNCH
President: Rashida Ng, Temple University
2:00pm
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?

2:00pmCREATING 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.

2:00pmASK NAAB
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.

4:00pm
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.

4:00pmTRANSFORMATIVE PEDAGOGIES
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.

5:30pmTRANSPORTATION
Tulane University, School of Architecture
6:30pm
KEYNOTE: MITCH LANDRIEU
Mayor, City of New Orleans (2010–2018)
7:30pmTULANE RECEPTION
Saturday, November 9th
8:30am
BREAKFAST (Sponsored by Tau Sigma Delta)

KEYNOTE: KAREN SETO
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

9:30am
AMBIGUITIES IN THE COMMUNITY AS DESIGNER
Scott Bernhard, Tulane University
John Quale, University of New Mexico
Emilie Taylor-Welty, Tulane University
Nadia Anderson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Experienced Panelists will explore the relationship between engagement and expertise in community based design—considering territory between the responsibilities of listening and the responsibilities of professional knowledge.

9:30amWATER SCARCITY, FLOOD, AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Adrian Parr, University of Texas at Arlington
Margarita Jover, Tulane University
Katherine Lieberknecht, The University of Texas at Austin
Margaret Ikeda, California College of the Arts
Pankaj Vir Gupta, University of Virginia

Is it possible to build a curriculum around the most critical threats to human inhabitation?

11:30am
GRAND CHALLENGES
Michelle Addington, The University of Texas at Austin
Katherine Lieberknecht, The University of Texas at Austin
Robert González, Texas Tech University
Branko Kolarevic, New Jersey Institute of Technology

As our world wrestles with the impacts of climate change, issues of equity, the pace of urbanization, and the rapidly evolving economic and industrial landscapes, the discipline of architecture has been slow to rise to the challenges. How do we engage in the discourse, directions, and decisions in these “grand challenges” as a discipline that shoulders much of the responsibility yet has heretofore played a small role.

11:30amPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM (Sponsored by NCARB)
Beth Lundell Garver, Boston Architectural College
Dan Pitera, University of Detroit Mercy
Susan Kliman, University of the District of Columbia
Patricia Kucker, Pennsylvania State University

Professional practice education in architecture schools typically happens in a one-semester course that covers numerous NAAB Student Performance Criteria. Other courses cover dimensions for professional practice or reinforce what is introduced in the standard course. This session will take up the question why is pro practice at the margins of many curricula and how might curricula better expose students to the varied and evolving realities of architectural practice.

1:00pm
BYWATER NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR ($60 USD)
1:00pmSHAPING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT TOUR ($30 USD)
The work of URBANbuild & The Albert and Tine Small Center for Collaborative Design

Allison Smith
ACSA, Programs Manager
202-785-2324
asmith@acsa-arch.org

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