COVID -19 Response and Resources

As we navigate this unprecedented global emergency, ACSA will continue to provide our members with the information they need to help navigate these uncertain times. This page is intended to provide information on online discussions and events, networks, and tools for our members and will be updated frequently as new resources become available.

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Online Learning Discussions + Video Resources

Following our April 10 online discussion “The Great Transformation: Redesigning the World Post COVID-19,” we invited participants to help create a network of faculty interested in a range of actions to create a more equitable, more just, and better designed world. Four articles from this network are now online on Medium about changes to higher education and the opportunities for designers resulting from a “panarchic” release. More opportunities are coming. Join the network now by emailing

With universities making fast decisions to move courses online, thousands of faculty are asking, what do we do now? ACSA is continuing to hold a series of open, web-based meetings to discuss next steps and share resources. Each one is being recorded and posted to this page.

ACSA has begun developing webinars featuring panels of speakers and question-and-answer sessions with the audience in response to contemporary issues facing higher education, both as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing. All past webinars are now available to watch online. Future webinars will be posted here as well. 

Participation – Shared Google Sheets

Online Events

Below are a list of upcoming events:

Boston Architectural College

BAC Talks
June 10, 2020, 9am -11pm EST

Other Events:

Teaching-Learning-Research: Design and Environments – Virtual Conference
Round One Abstracts: June 30, 2020
Conference Dates: December 2-4, 2020

Online Education: Teaching in a Time of Change -Virtual Conference
Round One Abstracts: June 30, 2020
Conference Dates: April 21-23, 2020

-Virtual Exhibitions – The Cooper Union

An Ideal View: City Plans Without Cities
May 4 – June 21, 2020

One-to-One | 1:1, Online Exhibition
April 27 -June 14, 2020

Below are a list of past recorded events:

Harvard GSD Past Events

David Joselit, “Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization”

David Moreno Mateos, “How ecosystems recover from ancient human impacts”

Open House Lecture: Ann Forsyth, “What is a Healthy Place? Cities, Neighborhoods, and Homes”

Daniel D’Oca, “Who What Where”

Oana Stănescu, “Breather”

Aga Khan Program Lecture: Laleh Khalili, “Tankers, Tycoons, and the Making of Modern Regimes of Law, Labor, and Finance”

French 2D (Anda and Jenny French), “Together Again”

Heinz Emigholz and Anselm Franke, “Goff in the Desert”

Pratt Institute School of Architecture Events

Princeton SOA

ARC 504 Final Review / In The Age of COVID-19
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10AM EST

Virginia Tech SOAD

Matt Jezyk – Tesla – CDR– Remote Design Technology Lecture Series

The City College of New York

The Cooper Union

Neeraj Bhatia joined by Peggy Deamer and Keith Krumwiede: New Investigations in Collective Form

USC Architecture

Other Events

Thursday, April 16, 2020,  8pm ET

Epidemic Urbanism – Online Symposium
May 28-29, 2020, 11AM -1PM EST

Other Helpful Resources

Conference Updates

ACSA108 Virtual Conference

ACSA108 is now a Virtual Conference that will take place from June 15 through June 19, 2020. During these five days of peer-reviewed and Special Focus Sessions, all registered conference attendees will be able to interact live through Zoom and obtain Continuing Education Credits, including Health, Safety, and Welfare credits. Registrants for the San Diego conference have until May 6 to act on transfers, refunds, or donation of their paid fees.

This conference within a conference has been postponed by the AIA. Further information will be made available as it becomes known.

The Congress in Rio de Janeiro has been postponed to July 18-22, 2021. Papers and projects accepted will be valid for presentation in 2021.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to April 22, 2020, in recognition of the impact of coronavirus on teaching and scholarship. The conference continues to be planned for the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Decisions on conference format will be made in coming months.

2020 ACSA Administrators Conference

This annual conference is scheduled for November 5–7 in Seattle. Decisions on conference format will be made in coming months. The conference theme and other information will be forthcoming.

We have announced the call for submissions for the conference. Deadline for abstracts and proposals for special sessions are due June 3, 2020. The call also encourages submissions on the longer-term impact of COVID-19 on architectural education.


List of architectural educators/influencers who have passed away due to COVID 19. 

Michael Sorkin

Michael Mckinnell


Michelle Sturges
Membership Manager