2022 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference


Call for Papers: Due April 27, 2022
Virtual Conference: October 6–7, 2022

Conference co-chairs:

  • Gail Napell, AIA, firmwide design resilience co-leader, Senior Associate at Gensler
  • Stephen Mueller, research assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture

The acceleration of climate change and climate migration has created an unprecedented diversity of challenges that our built environment and communities must face in the coming decades. This acceleration is matched by a growing diversity of research and design efforts to counteract these challenges—both in academia and practice—centered around concepts of resilience. This conference invites practitioners, scholars, and policy leaders engaged in shaping the future of resilience to identify challenges in the built environment, as well as the emerging tools, methods, and practices designed to address the challenges ahead. We invite projects engaging all scales and domains of environmental, architectural, landscape, and urban design, including the design of resilient materials, environmental systems, assemblies, buildings, neighborhoods, cities, and ecosystems. We additionally invite contributions on the design of resilient research methods, engagement strategies, disciplinary metrics, and public policies.

For this conference, there will be four tracks focused on RESILIENT FUTURES. Respondents should identify the track that most relates to their research while completing their paper submission.

  • Equitable futures
  • Healthy futures
  • Engaged futures
  • Expanded Futures

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