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2015 ACSA Fall Conference: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The ACSA invites proposals from member schools to host the 2015 ACSA Fall Conference. This ACSA Fall Conference will be thematic in focus and feature scholarly presentations, based on peer-reviewed abstracts, and a digital proceedings that will be available in ACSA’s permanent online archive. More information...
ACSA Seeks Nominations for 2014 ACSA Representative on NAAB Board of Directors
The 2014-2015 National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) will comprise thirteen members: three representing ACSA, three representing AIA, three representing NCARB, two representing AIAS, and two public members. Currently Nathaniel Belcher of Pennsylvania State University, Patricia Kucker of University of Cincinnati & Brian Kelly of University of Maryland represent ACSA on the NAAB Board. With the expiration of Nathaniel Belcher’s term in October 2014, the ACSA Board of Directors is considering candidates for his successor at its meeting this March in Miami Beach, FL. More information...
ACSA Seeks Nominations for 2014 ACSA Representatives on NAAB Visiting Team Roster
The ACSA Board of Directors seeks nominees for ACSA representatives on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) school visitation team roster member for a term of four years. The final selection of faculty members participating in the accrediting process will be made by NAAB. More information...
[in]arch International Conference 2014: Call for Abstracts - Interiority and Interior Architecture
[in]arch will provide opportunity for not only reinterpreting and developing knowledge, methods and creativity in interiority, but also becoming an attempt to understand the potential agencies and collaboration in interior architecture design. To ensure collaborative atmosphere in such discourse, this conference invites international scholars and practitioners to discuss interiority and interior architecture through interdependent perspectives of practice and pedagogy. More information...
Cities in Asia: HKG-SHA-SIN: International Summer Programme in Architecture
Hong Kong: Jun 29 to Jul 7 | Shanghai: Jul 8 to 16 | Singapore: Jul 17 to 25
This credit-bearing course will introduce participants to different architecture and building types that have emerged from the current state of rapid urbanization in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. These urban building types are unique in the way they resist and subvert, or become mutated or subsumed by the prevailing socio-political and economic conditions of the three cities. Participants will learn about new architectural and urban theories and analytical methods that will broaden their knowledge of architecture and the city. The course will expose students to the inter-disciplinary nature of the subject, promoting more diverse attitudes towards difference and change, and encouraging greater confidence in applying the use of such knowledge to design and the broader society. More information...
The Royal Society of Arts US Student Design Award
RSA-US Student Design Awards (SDA-US) is an awards program to inspire collaborative, multidisciplinary design-led social change which connects design students and faculty with industry needs. All undergraduate design students currently enrolled in a US college or university are invited to participate as long as they have faculty support. The 2014 design focus is in the following disciplines: Applied Industrial Design * Architecture * Product Design * Fashion & Textiles * Interior Design * Materials Science. More information...
The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT): Call For Abstracts-Students
Selected students will be included as a Conference presenters, and be able to participate in the APT Québec City 2014 Conference at no cost. One APT Student Scholar will be selected as the Martin Weaver Scholar and will receive a $1,500 grant from the Martin Weaver Scholarship Fund. Students from all areas of study in Historic Preservation and Conservation are encouraged to apply for an APT Student Scholarship to participate in the APT Québec City 2014 Conference. At the time of the application, students must be enrolled in a trade, undergraduate or graduate program, which is affiliated with a trade school, college or university. Scholarships are awarded to individuals, not teams. Applications are accepted by submitting an abstract that summarizes research and/or a project that addresses the 2014 Conference theme and tracks described on our website. More information...
DESIGN PARADE 9 CONTEST: Call for Entries
The Design Parade 9th International Festival of Design revolves around an international competition open to young designers, which combines exhibitions and discussions. Through this innovative platform, the villa Noailles aims to further its support for young design, whilst at the same time gathering together designers, members of the industry, journalists, and the general public. More information...
Theatrum Mundi: “Designing for Free Speech” Challenge
Theatrum Mundi, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, New York, has launched a “Designing for Free Speech” challenge. The challenge asks architects, designers, activists, artists — and anyone interested in imagining new spaces in the city for free expression — to identify public spaces in New York City and propose re-designs that transform them into places that activate the rights enshrined in the First Amendment. More information...
ARPA (Applied Research Practices in Architecture) Journal Call for Abstracts: Issue One
The ARPA Journal is a forum for debates on what is applied research in architecture. We scrutinize techniques of inquiry to examine their ethical stance and spark ideas for their potential transformation. If the term applied research conventionally describes a practice adulterated by practical concern or funding bias, the ARPA Journal asks how research can embrace its entangled nature, and experiment with the very problem of autonomy in application. More information...
SAH 67th Annual Conference in Austin, TX
The 2014 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Annual Conference takes place April 9-13 at the Hyatt Regency Austin in Austin, Texas. This international architecture conference will draw together art, landscape and architectural historians, preservationists, architects, planners, students and others to discuss the latest research on the history of the built environment. The conference offers 35 paper sessions, Graduate Student Lightning Talks, and public programming that includes 21 guided architectural tours and the SAH Austin Seminar, “Austin and the Place of Historic Architecture in Rapidly Growing Cities.” Led by Michael Holleran, director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at University of Texas at Austin, the seminar is comprised of a keynote address and two panels of discussion by regional experts that will investigate the challenges and opportunities Austin and other cities in the Texas Triangle Megaregion face due to rapid population growth. Stephen Fox of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas will give the keynote, “Architectural History, Public Discourse, and Political Action in Texas: Looking Backward and Forward.” AIA/CES learning units are offered for certain events. More information...
Call for Submissions: The Deborah J. Norden Fund 2014
The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards up to $5,000 annually in travel and study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. The Fund has supported a fascinating array of projects, from a study of the Cambodian modernist Vann Molyvann, to the social impact of new architecture and planning interventions in Medellin, Colombia, to the insertion of built form into fragile ecosystems in Australia, to the stereotomy of complex surfaces in French Baroque architecture. More information...
Cornell Journal of Architecture Call for Submissions
Issue 10 of the Cornell Journal of Architecture will collect a spectrum of specters from the phenomenal to the digital, and question the role and the possibility of the spirit in architecture today. Issue 10 of the Cornell Journal invites you contribute a ghost story, a haunted house, a virtual reality, or a distillation that engages the spirit’s complex and inevitable inhabitation of architecture. More information...
LOVE is Divine:The 2014 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Student Design Competition
NOMA is issuing a challenge to design a Youth Based Facility that will "fundamentally change lives': The design requires entrants to generate a redevelopment plan that incorporates historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainability metrics and values encouraged through SEED, all while maintaining the current vision for the city of Philadelphia.
Known as the "City of Brotherly Love" and the "City of Neighborhoods", Philadelphia is proud to boast countless neighborhoods within numerous enclaves - each one having it's own unique and distinctive qualities. North Philly is the neighborhood immediately north of the Center City (the central business district). In the early 18th century, as Philadelphia prominently grew in importance and population, then pastoral North Philadelphia became an attractive alternative to the burgeoning city and was developed as a suburb for the wea lthy Philadelphian. As the industrial age peaked in America, North Philadelphia gradually transformed into a working man's town. Years later a combination of the Great Depression, outsourcing, and "white flight" would take their toll on North Philadelphia in a fashion similar to other major US cities of the mid to late 20th century, if not in a more pronounced fashion. For more information, deadlines and requirements, see the pdf.