Following is the preliminary conference schedule, which is subject to change. Please check back for the most up-to-date information. This year’s Administrators Conference will be held in-person in Boston on November 3, 4 & 5, 2022.
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Thursday, November 3, 2022
2022 Architecture Schools Advancement Development Workshop
Development Workshop: Development Officers Discussion
The 2022 Architecture Schools Advancement Development Workshop is a reboot of the Development Forum and will take place as a one-day pre-conference workshop at the 2022 Administrator’s Conference in Boston, MA on November 3, 2022. The Development Workshop will feature panel discussions and sessions on issues facing university development. The objective of the workshop is to examine core fundraising strategies, exchange ideas of best practices, evaluate particular challenges of architecture programs, and learn new approaches to fundraising and development opportunities. The forum will be a wonderful opportunity to network with your peers. Bring questions and ideas to share with your development colleagues.
Development Workshop: Deans & Development Officers Discussion
This portion of the workshop is focused on working with Deans, Director & Chairs on fundraising and development opportunities.
Friday, November 4, 2022
TAU SIGMA DELTA HONOR SOCIETY: Breakfast
CHALLENGES TO HIGHER EDUCATION
Shortening length to degree, removing requirements for professional or (and in some states) post-secondary degrees for licensure, and new apprenticeship programs are just a few of the myriad challenges to architectural education as we know it today. How should ACSA and its membership respond to these challenges? How can we demonstrate the value of higher education to the profession and the communities we serve? What assumptions of our own do we need to challenge?
Equity in Architectural Education
|Oya Atalay Franck|
ZHAW School of Architecture, Design and Civil Engineering
After Ranking, What?
|Nicholas de Monchaux|
CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION LUNCH (provided)
RESPATIALIZING ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION
Even before the Pandemic uprooted our studios and classrooms and thrust them into 2-dimensional, virtual, anywhere space, a small number of architecture schools were developing multisite, online, and hybrid degrees and programs. How has two years plus of remote/hybrid teaching and learning changed our perspective on these “alternative” delivery formats? How might they help us improve the accessibility and affordability of professional education? This session will look at several existing programs and engage a conversation about how schools are expanding and transforming their offerings based on lessons learned from pivoting existing curricula for Covid-era education.
BUILDING THE FACULTY OUR DISCIPLINE DESERVES
This session will kick off the work of the 2022-23 ACSA Leadership Committee, which is charged with surveying and evaluating new faculty positions–fellowships, visiting positions, etc–aimed toward diversifying faculty and expanding teaching, research, and scholarship on issues of social and environmental justice, racial equity, and community engagement. Are these programs advancing young, contingent faculty into tenure-track or other forms of permanent teaching positions? Are they impacting our classrooms and curricula? How can we shape them to be both impactful forces for pedagogical reform and ways of bringing more diverse people and positions into stable and remunerative teaching positions?
Saturday, November 5, 2022
FORGING NEW ALLIANCES
Representing schools and the discipline of architecture, the ACSA participates in an alliance of organizations–AIA, AIAS, NCARB, NAAB, & most recently NOMA–responsible for defining architecture through educational, professional, and regulatory lenses. In recent years, these legacy organizations have been challenged by disruptors asking new questions of our field. This panel will bring together members of The Architecture Lobby, Dark Matter University, and US Architects Declare to discuss their interests in and work on architecture school curricula, structures, and faculty.
Natalie Leonard &
MODELS OF K-12 OUTREACH
In the keynote/interview of the 2022 AIA Conference on Architecture, President Barack Obama opened with a confession regarding his childhood interest in becoming an architect and closed with a discussion of how architects and architecture could accomplish meaningful change in our communities. But Obama chose law and community organizing instead of a career in design. How do young people who want to change their communities, envision new spaces, or build better futures find their way to our architecture programs? This panel will present examples of high school, after school, and summer classes; mentorship programs; pipeline initiatives, and independent place-based studios and opportunities to scale them up for expanded outreach.
NAAB WORKSHOP -or- NORTHEASTERN TOUR
NAAB ACCREDITAION WORKSHOP
Join NAAB for this interactive workshop followed by a Q&A. The workshop will guide participants through the essentials of preparing for a successful accreditation visit under the new 2020 Conditions and Procedures, from writing the APR to preparation logistics, selecting and annotating student work, and identifying evidence of compliance with the Conditions for Accreditation. The workshop will provide opportunities to engage with NAAB staff and Board members as well as colleagues in discussing the accreditation process, reviewing the Conditions and Procedures; and sharing suggestions on preparing the APR and hosting both virtual and face-to-face visits.
Join Northeastern’s faculty, arborist, and public art manager on a transect walk through the campus, highlighting its social, environmental, and creative connections to its surrounding neighborhoods, alongside discussions how the City of Boston and partnerships with local organizations are integrated into pedagogy.
Eric W. Ellis
Sr. Director of Operations and Programs