April 12-15, 2023  I  DALLAS  I  Hosted by Texas Tech University

Conference Co-Chairs: Saif Haq and Zahra Safaverdi



Kimbell Art Museum (1972), Louis I. Kahn, Fort Worth, TX

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ARCC 2023 invites paper submissions that address the relationship between research and design. Nine topic areas for the conference have been identified below. As a whole, the conference seeks to focus on the ‘sharp edge’ where research and design intersect, the middle and often misunderstood ground between the mindset of the researcher and the designer across a range of topic areas.

> Planning, Policy, and Resilience
Includes research on informal settlements and designed urban areas that include climate, policy, and economic issues. The scope of this track is at the regional and city scale. It will involve investigations on new forms of human settlements as they evolve with contemporary understandings of ecology, climate change, economics, and politics.

> Healthcare and Facilities Design
Research that looks at how healthcare buildings have been the settings for research and how design of such buildings has benefitted from evidence-based design.

> Wellness and the Built Environment
This track will address the concept of wellness in all scales. It will address issues such as the relations between design and healthy lifestyles, and the role of design to boost the balance between physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual wellbeing. More focused ideas of sustainability, green living, and pandemic responses may also be part of this track.

> Technology and Design
This track will address the role of architectural and building technologies as an interface between research and design. Topics can include high-performance buildings, building information modeling, design decision support system, digital fabrication, augmented and virtual reality, data mapping and visualization, smart materials, and other related topics.

 > Spatial and Formal Analysis Including Human Cognition
This track will attract researchers who study the emergence of forms and spaces, and the processes that contribute to their change over time. It may also include the contributions from human cognition research and the social-psychological sciences.

> Architecture and the Humanities
This track will include research that considers architecture as a socio-cultural entity that not only allows specific activities and behavior, but also creates the discourse regarding identity, imagery, and meanings. Researchers using social and historical methodology might fit in this group.

> Role of Research in Practice
This track especially focuses on how research informs the practice of architecture. The track seeks case studies of how specific research findings have changed typical design approaches of groups and the culture of firms and client organizations.

> Pedagogy
This track is for those submissions that deal with teaching research design intersections. Academic projects that address the understanding and application of research derived evidence to design moves may consider applying here.

> Open Track
This track will include topics not directly addressed in the categories above but offer interesting perspectives on the larger conference theme.

ARCC 2023 International Conference
Wednesday-Saturday, April 12-15, 2023

Direct Inquires to:
Adil Sharag-Eldin