Oct. 19 – 21, 2023 | Amherst, MA

2023 ACSA/AIA Intersections Research Conference:

Fall Conference


June 7, 2023

Abstract Deadline

July 2023

Abstract Notification

Oct. 19 – 21, 2023

Material Economies Conference

Call for Abstracts & Case Studies

Submission Deadline: June 7, 2023

Call for Reviewers
Submission Timeline

April 2023

May 1, 2023

June 7, 2023

June/July 2023

August 2023

October 19-21, 2023

November 29, 2023

Call for Abstracts & Case Studies

Online Submission Site Opens

Submission Deadline


Author Notification

2023 Intersections: Material Economies @ University of Massachusetts Amherst

Final Full-Paper / Case Study Deadline, for publication

Online Submissions

Submission Deadline: June 7, 2023

Submission Requirements

  • Abstract and Case Studies (500-words max), Title (100-characters max) & Endnotes (optional: 250-word max)
  • Images (optional): No more than 5 images (jpg format)
  • Keywords: 3-5 specific terms/phrases
  • Submissions must be prepared for anonymous review (remove author/contributor names and affiliation identification)
  • Submissions must report on recently completed work and cannot have been previously published or presented in public, except to a regional audience
  • Case Study submissions should summarize the motivation, context and objective of the relevant architectural project or material research and development; highlight the most salient issues, challenges or dilemmas faced by the project team in their particular context; share explored pathways to meet these challenges; provide relevant frameworks, data, analysis, insights and findings; and suggest transferable knowledge
  • Submissions must be written in English
  • An author may present no more than one abstract or case study at the conference

Submission Keywords
The following keywords are to help guide the conversations and session development. Please select up to 3 keywords that best fit your research.

  • Biogenic
  • Circularity
  • Community Impacts
  • Embodied Carbon
  • Health
  • Heritage
  • Industry
  • Life-cycle
  • Materials
  • Regenerative
  • Resiliency
  • Salvage and Re-use
  • Social Equity
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Tools / Frameworks / Policy
  • Transparency

Educators, Practitioners, Researchers and Students are all encouraged to submit. If you are already an ACSA member, please log into the website to complete your online submission. If you are not an ACSA member or do not have an ACSA login, please create one online HERE. You may also request access by contacting ACSA directly at info@acsa-arch.org.

Presentation & Publication

Following the blind peer-review process, the conference co-chairs make final acceptance decisions. All authors will be notified of the status of their submission and will receive comments from their reviewers. Final acceptance of abstracts translates to presentation at the conference. Sessions will be composed of four to five accepted authors allowing for both scholarly and applied research to demonstrate impact. 

Accepted abstracts will be invited to expand on their research and submit a full paper or Case Study, post-conference, to be included in the conference Proceedings. Full Papers are to be 2500-4000 words with optional 1-5 images. Full Case Studies may be up to 1000 words with 5-10 images. Authors accepted to present at the conference will be required to complete a copyright transfer form and agree to present the research at the conference before it is published. It is ACSA policy that accepted authors must pay full conference registration in order to be included in the conference presentation and Proceedings.

Conference Partners

Melanie De Cola
AIA, Manager, Architectural Research

Eric Wayne Ellis
ACSA, Senior Director of Operations and Programs