ACSA 108TH Annual Meeting – Call for Submissions and Reviewers

Application Deadline: June 5, 2019

ACSA is restructuring the Annual Meeting and implementing changes that better support the needs of architecture faculty and enhance architectural education and research. With these updates, ACSA aims to create a more inclusive, transparent, and impactful event that elevates, addresses, and disseminates knowledge on pressing concerns in society through the agency of architecture and allied disciplines.

ACSA is seeking qualified architecture faculty and practitioners to serve as peer reviewers. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of ACSA and contribute to architectural research. Peer reviewers are essential to the integrity of ACSA’s review process and we greatly appreciate your interest.

Desired Qualifications

  • Record of peer-review conference presentation or publication;
  • Current teaching position in architecture or affiliated field; OR
  • Experience with architectural research outside of academia

ACSA’s Annual Meeting Committee will review all submissions for qualifications. All submitters will receive a response about their status.


  • Review ten to twelve 500-word abstracts (this may vary based on submission numbers) and provide ratings and comments;
  • Work with ACSA staff to maintain the blind review process;
  • Opportunity to participate, as a Reviewer, in the second stage of the peer review process by reading and rating full papers.

If you would like to be considered to serve as a reviewer, please apply here. The deadline is June 5, 2019.

Authors may submit abstracts for papers or design projects. Submissions to the Annual Meeting will be accepted on all topics that contribute to architecture research and do not need to be tied to an overarching conference theme. While the Annual Meeting will have a theme for special focus sessions, workshops and keynotes, the peer-reviewed content presentations will not. Paper sessions will be organized through a bottom-up process based on submission content rather than a top-down approach where session topics are determined in advance in response to a theme.

All submitting authors must have an ACSA database profile. If you are not an ACSA member or do not have an account, you can create an account HERE.

Abstract requirements:

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words, excluding the abstract title and endnotes.
  • No more than 5 images may be submitted along with the abstract.
  • Omit all author names from the submission and any other identifying information to maintain an anonymous review process.
  • Abstract must be written in English.
  • An author may present no more than two papers at the Annual Meeting.
  • Papers must report on recently completed work, and papers cannot have been previously published or presented in public except to a regional audience.

Authors accepted to present at the conference will be required to complete a copyright transfer form and agree to present the paper/project at the Annual Meeting before it is published. It is ACSA policy that accepted authors must pay full conference registration for the Annual Meeting in order to be included in the conference presentation and Proceedings.

Sessions will be composed of both papers and projects, when possible, allowing for both scholarly and applied research to mutually demonstrate impact. Each session will have a moderator, who will coordinate with authors regarding session guidelines as well as the general expectations for the session in advance. Accepted authors will have approximately 15-minutes to present in a session at the Annual Meeting. ACSA reserves the right to withhold a paper from the program if the author fails to comply with guidelines, including deadlines and requests for submission of materials.


Online Submission Site Opens March 27, 2019
Abstract Deadline June 5, 2019
Abstract Reviews June-July 2019
Deadline for Full Papers September 25, 2019
Paper Reviews Complete November 6, 2019
ACSA 108th Annual Meeting March 12-14, 2020