REINVENTED ANNUAL MEETING
ACSA is restructuring the Annual Meeting and implementing changes that better support the needs of architecture faculty and enhance architectural education and research. With these updates, ACSA aims to create a more inclusive, transparent, and impactful event that elevates, addresses, and disseminates knowledge on pressing concerns in society through the agency of architecture and allied disciplines.
The proposed changes are intended to meet the following goals:
- Broaden Participation
- Strengthen Community + Improve Engagement
- Increase Value + Relevance
- Enhance Transparency + Improved Quality
- Offer More Inclusive Conference Leadership
ACSA has created an Annual Meeting Committee, with combined representation of ACSA members, the ACSA board and ACSA staff. The new conference leadership is intended to increase transparency and inclusivity while keeping in mind effectiveness and maintaining rigor. The committee’s primary deliverable is the peer-reviewed content, along with themed sessions.
Following are the 2020 108th ACSA Annual Meeting Committee members:
Responsible for the non-peer reviewed content of the conference, including a theme that guides identification of plenary talks and invited panel sessions. The committee will also curate workshops, local engagement and other conference activities.
Rashida Ng, Temple University
Antje Steinmuller, California College of the Arts
Ersela Kripa, Texas Tech University
Responsible for overseeing the peer-review process, which includes matching reviewer’s expertise with that of the submission, as well as designating sessions and moderators. Sessions will be composed of both papers and projects, when possible, allowing for scholarly and applied research to mutually demonstrate impact and inform one another.
Rashida Ng, Temple University
Lynne Dearborn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Marcella Del Signore, New York Institute of Technology
Corey Griffin, Pennsylvania State University
John Quale, University of New Mexico
Shawn Rickenbacker, City College of New York
Saundra Weddle, Drury University
Nichole Wiedemann, University of Texas at Austin
Responsible for the logistics of the conference as well as for liaison with the local community.
Michael Monti, ACSA
Eric Ellis, ACSA
Allison Smith, ACSA
The Review Committee is composed of experts, especially those engaged in affiliated organizations, and structured by the ten topics: Building Science & Technology, Design, Digital Technology, Ecology, Health, History, Theory, Criticism, Pedagogy, Practice, Society + Community,
and Urbanism. HERE
is link to the Call for Submissions
, which include topic descriptions. The Review Committee oversees the peer-review process, which includes matching reviewer’s expertise with that of the submission.
Authors will select 2 topics as well as three ranked keywords to their submission, in order to facilitate the matching process. All submissions will receive a two-stage peer-review process, with abstracts (for papers and projects) submitted first and then, for authors whose abstracts are accepted, full papers or projects second. Both stages will feature double-blind peer review by at least three reviewers and provide constructive comments that advance the effort and improve the review experience for both reviewers and reviewees.
Final acceptance of the full paper or full project translates to presentation at the conference and inclusion in the Proceedings. Sessions will be composed of both papers and projects, when possible, allowing for both scholarly and applied research to mutually demonstrate impact.
Two-stage Peer Review Process
Stage 1: Abstracts for papers and projects
- Abstract submissions for papers and projects include up to 500-word abstracts and up to 5 images. Omit all author names and any other identifying information. Abstract must be written in English.
- Authors will receive a double-blind review by at least three reviewers and comments for further development for possible full paper and/or project.
- Following acceptance, authors are asked to submit the full paper/project, responding to reviewers’ comments, for consideration in the conference.
Stage 2: Papers and Projects
- Full papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, excluding the abstract and endnotes, and may contain up to 5 images. Omit all author names and any other identifying information. Must be written in English.
- Full projects should include no more than 10 images and may contain up to 1000 words, excluding the abstract and endnotes. Omit all author names and any other identifying information. Must be written in English.
- Authors will receive a double-blind review by at least three reviewers and comments for further development for possible presentation and publication.
- Following acceptance, authors will finalize the full paper or full project addressing reviewers’ comments and required formatting for presentation at the Annual Meeting the subsequent publication.
To preview the review form prior to submission, please click here: ABSTRACT and PAPER/PROJECT.
CALL FOR REVIEWERS
ACSA is seeking qualified architecture faculty and practitioners to serve as peer reviewers. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of ACSA and contribute to architectural research. Peer reviewers are essential to the integrity of ACSA’s review process and we greatly appreciate your interest.
- Record of peer-review conference presentation or publication;
- Current teaching position in architecture or affiliated field; OR
- Experience with architectural research outside of academia
ACSA’s Annual Meeting Committee will review all submissions for qualifications. All submitters will receive a response about their status.
- Review ten to twelve 500-word abstracts (this may vary based on submission numbers) and provide ratings and comments;
- Work with ACSA staff to maintain the blind review process;
- Opportunity to participate, as a Reviewer, in the second stage of the peer review process by reading and rating full papers.
If you would like to be considered to serve as a reviewer, please register here. The deadline is June 19, 2019.
ANNUAL MEETING TOPICS
The Annual Meeting Committee will maintain topics year to year in order to address the diversity of our members scholarly, creative and pedagogic interests. This consistent and we hope inclusive list of topics will also ensure an annual venue for all members to submit to an ACSA conference.
Building Science & Technology
History, Theory, Criticism
Society + Community
To see full description of Annual Meeting Topics, click HERE.