107th ACSA Annual Meeting
| BLACK BOX
: Articulating Architecture's Core in the Post-Digital Era
March 28-30, 2019 | Pittsburgh, PA
Co-chairs: Jeremy Ficca, Carnegie Mellon University
Amy Kulper, Rhode Island School of Design
Grace La, Harvard University
Host School: Carnegie Mellon University
| ACSA/AIA HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP |
Avenues of Exchange: Professionals, Researchers, and Communities Building the Equitable City
Wednesday, March 27 - Thursday, March 28, 2019 (includes Lunch)
A program of ACSA and the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, presented in partnership with AIA Pittsburgh, ULI Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Join us for the 4th annual ACSA/AIA interactive workshop that will explore opportunities to expand exchanges between academics, communities, and practitioners to advance the teaching and practice of housing and community development and, ultimately, help build the equitable city. Presenters and participants will share and analyze successful examples of projects, programs, and resources in Pittsburgh and across the country, while opening the conversation up to new collaborations. This workshop is ideal for architects and professors passionate about housing and community development and looking to join a national community of peers.
Today, as Pittsburgh, like cities across America, attracts new investment while confronting housing inequities -- and as architecture students demonstrate renewed political engagement -- how can housing design education and architectural practice best serve disadvantaged communities?
The event will take place over two days with an evening lecture and reception on March 27 and a half-day workshop and local project tour on March 28 to look at of models of best practices in housing and community development. Participants will get out and see what’s happening in Pittsburgh and meet with people who are involved.
Earn up to 6.5 CEUs with the opportunity for HSW credit.
| ||WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th (open to the public) |
| ||6:00-7:30 pm ||Welcome Lecture: A Tale of Two Cities @ Westin Pittsburgh |
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Introductions: Ceara O’Leary, AIA, AIA National Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community & Anne-Marie Lubenau, FAIA, Bruner Foundation
Moderator: William Bates, FAIA, President, AIA National
Christine Mondor, AIA, evolve EA, Carnegie Mellon University; City of Pittsburgh Planning Commission
Ted Landsmark, PhD, Northeastern University; Boston Planning and Development Authority
Moderated by AIA National President William Bates, this conversation explores the opportunities and challenges of working at the intersection of education and practice in changing cities of Pittsburgh and Boston. How can learn from housing and participatory work from earlier eras of our discipline, while finding more authentic and impactful ways to employ architecture toward greater social, economic, and racial equity?
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Welcome Reception @ AIA Pittsburgh (925 Liberty Ave Suite 700)
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres; open to all
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| ||THURSDAY, MARCH 28th |
| ||8:30-11:30 am || |
Insider’s Tour: Local Housing and Community Development Projects
Tour Leads: Malik Bankston, Kingsley Association; Jonathan Kline, Carnegie Mellon University, Studio for Spatial Practice; Skip Schwab, East Liberty Development Inc; & Valentina Vavasis, Carnegie Mellon University; Valentina Vavasis Consulting
Workshop participants will tour housing and development sites in East Liberty and Larimer. Led by community representatives, architects, and developers with inside knowledge of the projects and the stories behind them, the tour will include for-profit, non-profit, and community-led planning and development projects. Participants will learn about the ongoing evolution of Pittsburgh’s East End including past, present, and future initiatives.
The tour will be a short public transit ride from the Westin Pittsburgh and will include significant walking. Those with mobility issues are asked to please contact the ACSA staff in advance.
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|Lunch and Panel Discussion: Teaching Community Engagement |
Moderator: Karen Kubey, Pratt Institute; Editor, ‘Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity’ (Architectural Design)
Stefan Gruber, Carnegie Mellon University
Ceara O'Leary, AIA, Detroit Collaborative Design Center; University of Detroit Mercy
Erkin Özay, University at Buffalo; 2016-2017 ACSA Housing Award Winner [invited]
Communities are at the heart of successful housing and community development projects with students, but building meaningful relationships can be challenging within the parameters of semester-long courses and academic constraints. Three academic leaders from Rust Belt cities will share specific studio exercises and approaches they use to bring questions of community into the classroom.
Housing Workshop Fees (all registration fees in USD)
This Pre-Conference workshop requires additional registration:
Before: Jan. 30, 2019
Before: March 6, 2019
After: March 6, 2019
|Housing & Community Development Workshop ||$120 ||$140 ||$160 | Cancellation Policy
* To registered for the Housing Workshop only, please contact the ACSA office @ 202-785-2324.
Cancellations must be received in writing, no later than March 6, 2019 to qualify for a refund, less a processing fee of $50 USD. This fee also applies to PayPal purchases. Unpaid purchase orders will be billed at the full rate specified in the order unless cancelled before the deadline; Standard cancellation fees will apply.