Other Opportunities

Call for Papers

  • Call for Abstracts: Edited Book Collection

    Affective Architectures: More-than-representational Approaches to Heritage
    Abstract Deadline: September 17, 2017
    Full Paper Deadline: July 2018

    This call for papers seeks to assemble a conversation among critical scholars interested in more-than-representational (affective) ways of engaging with places of memory and memorialization. Paper contributions grounded in theoretical, methodological, and experiential approaches are welcome.  Themes include, but are not limited to heritage architectures; performativity and spatial narratives; critical museum studies and space; hauntings, ghosts, and deathscapes; thanatourism and heritage economies; navigating emotion, embodiment, and subjectivity; methodological approaches; ethical dilemmas.

    Please submit expressions of interest outlining your proposed paper in no more than 350 words, as well as your CV, by email to co-editors Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas (jmicielivoutsinas@clarku.edu) and Angela M. Person (a@ou.edu) before September 17, 2017. Accepted manuscripts will be due by July 2018 and should be no more than 6000 words, including references and notes.
  • The Afterlife of Fascism Call for Abstracts

    Abstract Deadline: October 16th, 2017
    Full Paper Deadline: June 15th, 2018

    We invite papers on fascist architecture and urbanism that contribute that contribute to this discourse on reception through studies of the negotiations among politics, identity, memory, and place. Interested authors should submit an abstract of 400-500 words and a C.V. to co-editors Kay Bea Jones (kaybeajones@gmail.com) and Stephanie Pilat (spilat@ou.edu) by Monday October 16th, 2017. Decisions will be made by December 2017. Papers from accepted abstracts will undergo peer-review before publication. Papers of 4,000-8,000 words will be due on June 15th, 2018. 
  • PPADD Conference at American University of Sharjah

    Call for Abstracts
    Representation: Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines (PPADD)

    Dates: February 15–17, 2018
    Location: College of Architecture, Art and Design
    American University of Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates

  • 55th International Making Cities Livable Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods

    Deadline for Paper Submission: October 31st, 2017

    Join us in Ottawa to share your achievements and learn from others how we can best promote healthy, sustainable, equitable 10-minute neighborhoods. We shall discuss the best neighborhood models for encouraging walking, biking and public transit, high-density human scale mixed use, places to foster daily social life and community, opportunities for daily contact with nature, and equitable neighborhood planning.

    When: May 14-18, 2018
    Where: The Shaw Center, Ottawa, Canada


  • Herman Miller Healthcare Scholarship

    Herman Miller Healthcare will sponsor up to eight emerging professionals seeking licensure to attend the 2017 HealthcareDesign Expo and Conference, the fall conference of the Center for Health Design/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. Each selected recipient will receive reimbursement to cover registration fees, air travel, and hotel room costs. Applications are due by Tuesday, August 1, 2017Learn more >



  • Riverside Urban Hackathon 2017

    Deadline: September 21, 2017
    Grand Prize: $1,000

    Brief Description
    Riverside hosts amazing events every year, like the Festival of Lights, but the challenge of attracting tourists and caring for their needs is an ever shifting target.
    The #RUH17 challenge is to create new and engaging tools & experiences for tourism in downtown Riverside.

    Participants may select from any facet of tourism from: urban planning considerations, new types of events, to entertaining mobile apps. The only requirement is that proposals are actionable and use downtown Riverside as their canvas. We encourage participants to think creatively about what challenges tourists commonly face, what draws them in, and what types of events they want to see.

  • 2017 Burnham Prize - Under the Dome Exhibition

    Burnham Prize Winner Announcement Date: September 27th, 2017
    Location: Chicago Cultural Center, Randolph Square, 1st Floor located at 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602  60604. 
    Event Hours: 6:00-8:00pm

    “Exhibition": October 1st-14th
    The winner(s) of the 2017 Burnham Prize along with selected entries will be on display in the Garland Room of the Chicago Cultural Center. 
  • Designing Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods Competition

    Deadline: October 31st, 2017
    55th International Making Cities Livable Conference

    The 2018 IMCL Design Competition jury will consider all submissions that speak to Designing Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhoods. Projects that emphasize Community, Health, Sustainability, and Equity are actively sought, and will be given particular consideration.
    Submitted projects do not have to be complete plans for a new urban neighborhood.
    Projects might focus, for example, on the transformation of a mall into a mixed-use neighborhood center; or a plan to restructure an existing neighborhood into a “complete” neighborhood through infill. Projects might focus on one element that is needed to bring about a healthy neighborhood, such as walkable, bikeable streets, or a neighborhood park; or they may focus on a project that creates a community gathering place, etc.
    In all projects, the jury will be looking for evidence that the project enhances its context, and contributes to Community, Health, Sustainability, and Equity at the neighborhood level.

    For more details and to submit a proposal, please see:

Architecture Programs

  • 2017 Summer Architecture Programs

    Are you interested in studying architecture? Looking for a summer program to prep you for entering design school? Listed below are over 100 summer programs from all over the nation. 


  • STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals

    STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals (Washington DC). Architects and engineers are well poised to tap into the northeast’s $67.5 billion solar investment potential. This training is specially-designed to teach such designers how to incorporate solar photovoltaics (PV) into plans, how to differentiate yourself in the marketplace by offering solar PV to the clients, how to speak with clients about its benefits, and where to find information on the financial incentives. This training was developed by the Building Codes Assistance Project, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), and 15 national solar energy experts and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sunshot Initiative.

    WHERE: District Architecture Center
    Hickok Cole Room
    421 7th St., NW
    Washington, DC 2004

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    COST: $200 ($150 discount for AIA/ASHRAE Members. Students, NGO, Veterans: $100.)
    HOW: Register at: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/register/    

    For more information contact Maria Ellingson at mellingson@bcapcodes.org


To list a conference or competition open for participation by architectural educators and students, please email Amanda Gann at agann@acsa-arch.org