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


AIA ProNet Scholarship
April 2, 2015

The AIA Practice Management (PM) Knowledge Community has opened their a/e ProNet Scholarship and is currently accepting applications. This scholarship was initiated in 1990 by a/e ProNet, a group of insurance professionals providing risk management services to architects and engineers. In 1999, the scholarship was renamed for David W. Lakamp. Mr. Lakamp was a founder of a/e ProNet and a trusted advisor to the profession. He left behind a legacy of professionalism and integrity that set new standards in the field of insurance services. Two students, who best demonstrate strong interest in practice and risk management, will each receive a $5,000 award.

The scholarship will award $5,000 to two students and there is no application fee.

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Architecture Program

I-Park 2015 Environmental Art Program

Deadline: March 9th, 2015

I-Park, East Haddam, CT (U.S.), is pleased to announce its 2015 Environmental Art Biennale Program, fifth in the series. It will consist of a 3-week on-site residency during which a variety of site-responsive, ephemeral works will be created and installed within the I-Park landscape. The program will culminate in a public exhibition on September 20, 2015. Artists working in all the creative disciplines supported by I-Park’s Artists-in-Residence Program, plus performance art, are welcome and encouraged to apply: visual arts including environmental sculpture and moving image, architecture, sound art/installation, inter- and multi-disciplinary practice, language arts and landscape/garden/ecological design. Between 12 and 15 artists will be selected for this curated residency and exhibition. A stipend of between $2,200 and $3,000 will be awarded to each artist or collaborating team, depending on their particular travel circumstances. Application Deadline: March 9, 2015. Application fee: $30 (U.S.). Program and application materials are available at I-Park. Contact: Leslie Wolf, leslie@i-park.org, 860-873-2468.

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Architecture Program

CIEE Faculty and Custom Program

As the leader in international education, CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange is uniquely qualified to help you and your institution provide students with rigorous, culturally rich, and safe study abroad programs that add relevant international components to curriculum.

Our experienced Faculty and Custom Programs team will help you create a custom Architecture and Design program that meets your academic requirements and offers a fully immersive experience for your students. We can create a program for any length of time, including short-term, summer, semester, and academic year. What’s more, by partnering with CIEE you have access to:

  • More locations. With study centers in more than 60 cities and 40 countries around the world, you can pinpoint the ideal location that inspires students and best suits curriculum.
  • Expert resident staff. Count on our team for top-quality academics and deep local knowledge that helps students maximize time abroad.
  • Complete logistical support. Thanks to gold-standard safety protocols and security measures, faculty are free to focus on what they do best – teaching. 

Visit www.ciee.org/custom or call 1-855-214-9559 to learn more or get started. 

Call for Papers

BTES 2015 Conference

The Building Technology Educators' Society (BTES) will hold their next conference at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, on June 24-27, 2015. The call for papers can be found in the BTES website http://www.btesonline.org, and also in the conference website http://www.arch.utah.edu/cgi-bin/wordpress-btes2015

In conjunction with the conference, BTES is issuing a call for the Emerging Faculty Award and has introduced two new awards: the BTES Building Technology Book Award and two Student Scholarships. Information on all three can be found at http://btesonline.org/conferences.html.

Call for Papers


Imminent deep changes in the way men organized and design the physical environment demand to architects and to all the disciplines involved to adapt theoretical, methodological and practical new knowledge in order to improve the quality of our environment. The three settings for research where the design based upon knowledge will be developed are: The educative setting, the professional setting and the social setting, they will include works where the relationships between critical theories, methods and practices are relevant for the environmental dimensions of the human life. More information


SAH 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 15–19, 2015, with the theme Chicago at the Global Crossroads. SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures, roundtables, and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment. SAH is committed to engaging both conference attendees and local participants with public programming that includes over 30 architectural tours, a plenary talk, and a half-day seminar addressing Chicago’s waterways and neighborhoods. To view a complete schedule, visit sah.org/2015.


Houzz/AIA Future of Architecture Contest

It's your chance to get your work in front of Houzz's 25 million users and gain the exposure that can help you get your first project built.

Prizes include $5,000 to accelerate your career and an expense-paid trip to AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta.

It's free to enter. Here's how:

  1. Create your free Houzz profile.
  2. Upload the best images of your built or unbuilt design projects.
  3. Write a brief description of your project(s) that helps the Houzz community understand what you created and why you submitted it for a specific category.
  4. Share your entry with your friends, family, and colleagues and ask them to add your project images to their ideabooks on Houzz.
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Miami University Center for Engagement Summer Workshop
May 20th - June 27th, 2015

Join us for a six-week design/build experience. Work with a non-profit client on a community design initiative. Students will: redesign and/or renovate buildings in a nationally recognized historic district, interact with consultants, code officials, and materials suppliers, develop detailing, construction and project management skills. The design/build studio is located in Over-the-Rhine, an inner-city neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio that is marked by extremes of gentrification and homelessness. The purpose of the workshop is to create a well-rounded experience where students engage with the community on many levels - not just as design advocates, but as neighbors. Student's enrolled in the six week workshop will be "In Residency" and live in apartments provided by our non-profit partner, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing. This studio workshop provides six (6) semester credit hours to the student. More information

Call for Presentations

SFI 15 Detroit Call for Presentations
April 11-12, 2015
Detroit, MI

The SFI 15 conference committee is accepting abstracts for a two-day conference to be held in Detroit on April 11 and 12, 2015. This conference explores the methods of offering design services that are valuable, affordable, and accessible to the general public. Practitioners, non-profit organizations, students and faculty in arts, design, architecture, landscape architecture, social entrepreneurship, and other areas related to public interest design are encouraged to submit abstracts.  More information.

Deadline: February 21, 2015


ARLIS/NA Annual Conference
May 19-23, 2015
Ft. Worth, TX

“The ARLIS/NA Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce registration is open for the 2015 Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX!

Come to the lively city of Fort Worth with its iconic architecture and beautiful museum buildings designed by renowned architects Louis Kahn, Renzo Piano, and Tadao Ando, and learn with colleagues from all across the globe. Our exciting program looks forward with opportunities to hear the latest on the digital humanities and numerous speakers focusing on important arts and architecture tools and resources.

Learn about urban planning from knowledgeable professionals in city government, higher education, and libraries, teaching a content-rich workshop, and hear from experienced architect Ronnie Self whose new publication surveys the architecture of art museums over the last decade. These two examples give only an inkling of what this year’s dynamic  conference program has to offer.

Continue your professional development by engaging in dialogue and learning with colleagues at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference in the friendly and modern city of Fort Worth! 

Register now to lock in early rates. Early registration ends February 5thMore information.


Symposium: The Future of Design Education
3/26/15 - 3/27/15
Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre, Fargo, North Dakota

March 26th, 1pm to 5:30pm:
Greg Lynn, FORM, UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design
Garth Rockcastle, MSR Design
Alice Twemlow, D-Crit and co-founder SVA MFA Design Criticism program

March 27th, 7:30am to 12pm:
Mahesh Daas, chair of the Department of Architecture and ACSA
Distinguished Professor, Ball State University, College of
Architecture and Planning
Tom Fisher, professor and dean of the College of Design, University of Minnesota
Kristine Jensen, landscape architect, Arkitekt Kristine Jensen, Denmark

The symposium is proposed to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of
the founding of the Department, and in this context, will provide an
opportunity for participants to critically reflect on the trajectory
of design education over a considerable time period, even as they
speculate about future directions.

Admission is free and open to the public.  More information.


FEMINISM AND ARCHITECTURE Part 2: Women, Architecture, and Academia

Parsons The New School for Design

We are planning a long-overdue gathering to bring together academics who, each in their own institutional context, struggle for fair exposure, opportunity, and support in our discipline. We want to share strategies for empowering ourselves and our women students. We will draw participants from schools of architecture throughout North America and we will have a keynote speaker. To attend: Sign up by February 15. More information


International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, USA

ICSDEC 2015 is a premier conference offering a unique opportunity to academia, industry practitioners and entrepreneurs alike to share their latest research, information, ideas and products relating to sustainability and resilience. More information


PCCF National Design Competition
May 18, 2015

The Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation (PCCF) is sponsoring a two-stage, national design competition to select an artistically exceptional design concept for a permanent commemorative work in the heart of Washington, DC.

This competition will provide designers from all across the United States an opportunity to create a compelling work of public art that will be bold and inspirational.

The design should focus on and express American ideals and values that are the essence of the Peace Corps and Peace Corps service. It should be about America and our aspirations as a people, and about the Peace Corps as a manifestation of those aspirations.

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UD4U Competition: Abandoned Chrysler Automobile Plant Redevelopment
Register: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Submit: Monday, June 01, 2015

The City of Kenosha has a long history involving the automobile industry. The first mass assembly plant was built along Kenosha's shores in 1902 – a year ahead of Henry Ford's first factory – and for most of the 20th Century the city reveled in its car-building heyday. With the regional decline of car manufacturing starting in the late 1980s, this southeast Wisconsin community of 97,000 has worked hard the past two decades to revitalize those industrial properties once used for creating such automotive innovations as the steering wheel, seat belt and muscle car.

The former Chrysler Kenosha Engine Plant property is 107 acres in size and located at 5555 30th Avenue in the heart of the city. Approximately 3,700 residential-related properties – of which 2,400 are single-family homes – and eight schools located within one-half mile of the plant.

Over the years, a series of mergers and buyouts changed the company name several times – Nash Motors, Nash-Kelvinator and American Motors are a few examples. Eventually the Chrysler Corporation bought the site, and in 1998 Chrysler itself was bought by DaimlerAG, which owned the site until 2007, when Cerberus Capital Management bought the company. The facility produced a number of famous vehicles and their parts, including Nash Ramblers, Dodge Diplomats and AMC engines used in Jeeps.

While the mass assembly portion of the automotive industry declined in southeast Wisconsin in the late 20th and early 21st Century, the Kenosha Engine Plant actually saw brief periods of success. While Chrysler closed the Kenosha assembly and stamping plants in 1988, they kept the engine plant open. In July 2002, Chrysler dedicated a 500,000 square-foot expansion to launch a new 3.5-liter V6 engine used in the Chrysler Pacifica. The launch marked the completion of a three-year expansion at the plant priced at $624 million. However, that growth was short-lived and, when the recession hit in 2007-2009, the plant became another industrial casualty after Chrysler declared bankruptcy. The engine plant shut down in the fall of 2010.  It has since gone on to have all of its structures torn down by Chrysler as part of its bankruptcy settlement and a deal made with the city of Kenosha.  Kenosha now owns the property and has started the environmental clean-up process, with the help of federal and state funding.

The aim of this international competition is to design a new urban area that will act as a catalyst in the heart of Kenosha, WI. The architecture and design of this new area should reflect contemporary design tendencies. The proposal must not only attend to the specific site but the design should also take into consideration the surrounding urban fabric and the impact your new design will have on on the surrounding area and the entire Kenosha area as a whole.  There is no specific program or design criteria, however all designs should address these 4 aspects; History of the Site and City, The Sites Surrounding Urban Fabric, Industries of Kenosha, and Transportation Options.

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Design Competition Envisions Continued Evolution for Gowanus Neighborhood
May 15, 2015

Historically Toxic Waterway Presents Opportunity For Growth

Brooklyn, New York, January 20, 2015: Gowanus by Design announces its third international design competition, “Axis Civitas.” The deadline for submission is Friday, May 15, 2015.

The two-component competition asks participants to first map and present conditions relevant to the Gowanus area in a Gowanus Atlas and second to use that analysis as the basis for design of an Urban Field Station that would be open to the public. The Atlas, a collective mapping of the watershed surrounding the canal, will be a planning tool and local resource supported by the Field Station to facilitate the community's grassroots collaboration in the continuing evolution of the neighborhood.

Previous competitions for envisioning future development of this area have attracted over 225 entries from around the world. A jury comprised of leaders in the fields of architecture, design, urban planning, and conservancy select winners in the areas of architectural design, community programming, and urban ecology. Prizes are awarded to the 1st place, 2nd place, and honorable mention winners. A total of $7,500 will be distributed to the winners at the discretion of the jury and the competition committee. A select group of entries will be included in a public exhibit and presented to agencies and local elected officials to help influence the city's effort to rezone the Gowanus neighborhood. More information


CCCAP Student Design Competition
May 1, 2015

Recent articles in the New York Times and Architectural Record have challenged contemporary architecture’s relationship to the public and the distance between the profession and the public. Architecture has a responsibility to serve society but how this is accomplished is often unclear. One aspect of that responsibility, which is universally acknowledged, is architecture’s consumption of resources.  One of the most effective strategies for reducing the impact of architecture on the environment is to build less, make structures smaller. This competition is designed to encourage students to create a living space for two people that is small, movable and beautiful. The design should enrich the residents’ lives.

For more information, please download the Program + Registration.


Radical Innovation in Hospitality Competition
March 31, 2015

In its 9th year, Radical Innovation—an incubator led by top executives in hospitality—will again call for entries that will positively impact the hotel industry. In 2015, contestants will pitch their ideas for the next big hotel concept on the stage at New York’s New Museum on September 30. One grand prize winner will have the chance to get the winning idea incubated, and they will awarded a $10K cash prize. All entries require a clear and compelling brief along with realistic design renderings, showing how the concept would be brought to life.

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