The TECHNOLOGY | ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN (TAD) board invites you to participate in a workshop and webinar series on research. Attend one or all of the events. Below is the schedule. More details will follow in the new year!

Webinar #1 : Exploring/Defining the Research Landscape Within the Discipline of Architecture  

What is the structure of research today? A series of presenters will give short presentations that represent different forms of research including history & theory, social sciences, and science-based models.


Caryn Brause AIA
Graduate Program
Director, Assistant
Professor and Design
Editor for TAD
University of Massa-
chusetts Amherst


Joon-Ho Choi
Assistant Professor of Building Science and Director of Human-Building Integration Research Group
University of Southern California

Lynne Dearborn
Associate Professor of Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bess Krietemeyer

Assistant Professor of Architecture, Faculty Fellow, Syracuse Center of Excellence, Director, Interactive Design and Visualization Lab
Syracuse University

Marc J. Neveu
Editor of JAE and Associate Dean of the School of Architecture
Woodbury University 

Webinar #2: Contextualizing Your Research  

How does your research contribute to the field? Presenters will discuss the importance of understanding the spectrum of research already happening through literature/existing research reviews and demonstrate how they found an appropriate focus within their areas.


Andrzej Zarzycki
Associate Professor,
Executive Editor for TAD,
New Jersey Institute
of Technology


William W. Braham, PhD, FAIA
Professor of Architecture
Director, Center for Environmental
Building and Design

University of Pennsylvania

Mark Clayton, PhD
William M. Peña Professor
of Information Management 

Texas A&M University

Pari Riahi, PhD 
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Annual Meeting Workshop: Defining Your Research

March 15, 2018
The TAD Workshop at the 2018 ACSA Annual Meeting explores the creation of new knowledge and how, or in which modes, it is being developed into research. Through a combination of small group interactions, workshop participants will be guided to refine and strengthen their research.  


Webinar #3: Understanding Your Resources: Internal and External

March 29, 2018
2–3pm ET
How do you support your research through funding or other resources? Three researchers will present on the topic of funding from internal sources to writing for external grants, the spectrum of external funding types and sources for architectural researchers, and creating a funding strategy for research project


Marci S. Uihlein
Associate Professor,
TAD Editorial Board,
BTES Past-President,

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Hazem Rashed-Ali
Associate Professor,
President of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium,

University of Texas at San Antonio

Kate Simonen, AIA, SE
Associate Professor,
Founding Director of the Carbon Leadership Forum,

University of Washington

Ryan E. Smith
Associate Dean for Research,
Director of the Integrated Technology in Architecture Collaborative,

University of Utah

Webinar #4: Maximizing Your Impact/Dissemination

April 20, 2018
12–1pm ET
Maximizing Your Impact. How do you share your research with your chosen audience? In this webinar three presenters will reveal how the impact of your research work can be measured through examining indexes, citations, social media, and more; and provide insight into how to position your research to maximize your impact.


Chad Kraus, Architect

Associate Professor,
TAD Editorial Board, 
Dirt Works Studio, Director, 

University of Kansas



Barbara Opar

Architectural Librarian,
Chaired the Architecture Core
Reference Task Force,

Syracuse University

Rose Orcutt
Art, Architecture and Planning Librarian
Vice President/President Elect of the 
Association of Architecture School

University at Buffalo

Mahbub Rashid, PhD

Associate Dean for Research
and Graduate Studies,

University of Kansas

Danielle V. Dent
Director of Membership and Marketing