The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center
March 19-21, 2015  |  Toronto, Ontario
Host Schools: Ryerson UniversityUniversity of Toronto, & University of Waterloo
Co-chairs: David Ruy, Pratt Institute & Lola Sheppard, University of Waterloo 

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THURSDAY, March 19

10:00am - 12:00pm

NCARB Workshop | Licensure upon graduation
12:00 - 1:30pm       TOUR | University of Toronto Campus
        TOUR | Ryerson University
2:00 - 3:30pm
SFS   NCARB | Toward a new IDP

  PS   Architecture’s Experimental Turn: Models, Prototypes and Testbeds
Geoffrey Thun, U of Michigan 

  PS   Beyond Relationism
Ferda Kolatan, U of Pennsylvania 

  PS    The Articulate Object 1
Michael Young, The Cooper Union

     PS   Disciplines and Territories: Disciplinary Centrism
Chris Perry, RPI 
4:00 - 5:30pm
PS   Architecture’s Complexity Complex
Brennan Buck, Yale & David Freeland, SCI-Arc 

  PS   Are We Still Learning From...?
Kathy Velikov, U of Michigan 

  PS   Beyond the Fringe: Reconsidering Architectural Citizenship
Anna Gloria Goodman, UC Berkeley & Shawhin Roudbari, U of Colorado Boulder 


  The Articulate Object 2
Michael Young, The Cooper Union 

  PS    Coded Environments: Expanding the agency of big data
Maya Przybylski & Mona El Khafif, U of Waterloo 
    SFS    Beginning Design 
Women's Leadership Council / Mentoring 
6:00 - 7:30pm   P    Opening Plenary: Missions Statements 

Ferda Kolatan, U of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Massey, CCA
John McMorrough, Michigan U
Jason Payne, UCLA
Chris Perry, RPI
Marcelo Spina, SCI-Arc
Heather Woofter, Washington U in St Louis

    Opening Reception

FRIDAY, March 20

8:30 - 10:00am      M           Regional Caucasus  
10:30am - 12:00pm   PS    Fictional Frontiers and Speculations on the Real
Rhett Russo, NJIT
    PS    From Tectonic to Technique: Adventures in Architecture's Ontologies
Dora Epstein Jones, SCI-Arc
    PS    How do we define architectural research today? 
Duks Koschitz, MIT
    SFS    Design-Build Awards 
    PS   Resource Territories
Rania Ghosn, MIT 
    SFS    Building Technology Educators' Society  
12:00 - 2:00pm         ACSA Business Meeting 
12:00 - 2:00pm 
      TOUR | Toronto Waterfront 
2:00 - 3:30pm   PS    On the Use and Disuse of History for Architecture
Anne Bordeleau, U of Waterloo 
    PS    Territorial Form 1
McLain Clutter, U of Michigan & Neyran Turan, Rice U 
    PS    The Problem. 1 
Erin Besler & Sarah Hearne, UCLA
    SFS    Research + Design Projects | Discussion   
    SFS    Creative Achievement + Diversity Achievement Awards
    SFS    Demystifying Resilience: The Power of Community-based Education and Design 

  SFS    JAE 69:1 Crisis
    SFS   ACSA Data: Research Goals, Methods, and Projects 
Lian Chang, ACSA
2:00 - 5:30pm       NAAB | Architecture Program Report Preparation 
4:00 - 5:30pm   PS    The Environment Schism
Lydia Kallipoliti, Syracuse U 
    PS    The Problem. 2
Erin Besler & Sarah Hearne, UCLA
    SFS    Empathetic Studio Pedagogy 
Lynne Dearborn, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign & Bradley Grant, Howard U
    SFS    Collaborative Practice Awards 
    SFS   JAE 101: JAEOnline, Editorial Processes, and New Initiatives
Marc Neveu, JAE Executive Editor
      DPACSA Meeting (private) 
6:30 - 8:00pm       Topaz Medalion Keynote:   Peter Eisenman

    Awards Reception 
In honor of the 2014-15 ACSA Architectural Education Awards Recipients 

SATURDAY, March 21

8:00 - 9:30am      Tau Sigma Delta Breakfast (invite only) 
9:00 - 10:30am   PS    Open 1
    PS    Performative Architecture: Entangling new audiences
Ariane Lourie Harrison, Yale 
    SFS    Distinguished Professor Awards
    SS   Super Session: Possible Mediums
11:00pm - 12:30pm   PS    Open 2
    PS    Way Beyond Bigness
Derek Hoeferlin, Washington U in St. Louis 
    SFS    Faculty Design Awards 
    SS    Super Session: The Discipline Today
    SFS    Design + Health
    SFS   Integrative Design
    M   Ask the NAAB 
1:00 - 2:30pm        Networking Lunch: BYO 
        TOUR | Towers 
        TOUR | Arts & Performance
2:30 - 4:00pm    PS    Beyond Patronage
Joyce Hwang, U At Buffalo, SUNY 
    PS    Design Agency by Engaging Industry
Neeraj Bhatia, California College of the Arts 
    SFS    Housing Design Education Awards 
    SS    Super Session: Problems at the Periphery
    SFS    Design + Health 
4:30 - 6:00pm       Closing Keynote:  Thom Mayne

A Party
Hosted by the University of Toronto, Ryerson University & University of Waterloo

SFS = Special Focus Session
PS = Paper Session
P = Plenary
M = Meeting
SS = Super Session

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