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Second OIKONET Postgraduate Seminar – Call for abstracts

“GLOBAL DWELLING: Intertwining Community, Sustainability and Technology” School of Technology and Architecture – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), February 15-16, 2018 Following the success of the first OIKONET Postgraduate Seminar in Valencia in June 2017, the second edition hosted by ISCTE-IUL, will take place in Lisbon in February 2018. The seminar is structured in three … Continue reading Second OIKONET Postgraduate Seminar – Call for abstracts

FRESH WATER: Design Thinking for Inland Water Territories

September 14 & 15, 2018 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Landscape Architecture The FRESH WATER design symposium invites designers and researchers, across academia and practice, to convene, debate, and discuss the inland water territories of North America. Inland cities, communities, and territories contain hydrographic stories related to industrialization, urbanization, agriculture, and commerce, where … Continue reading FRESH WATER: Design Thinking for Inland Water Territories

International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture 2018

Scope Daylight in architecture is an ever-relevant topic. Daylight has been used for centuries as the primary source of light for the interior and architects have always been interested in and fascinated by daylight; yet daylighting can be a difficult discipline to approach, understand and master. Daylighting describes the controlled use of natural light in … Continue reading International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture 2018

By the People: Designing a Better America exhibition

An exhibition of 60 collaborative designs from throughout the United States and across borders, By the People challenges the country’s persistent social and economic inequality. Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia E. Smith conducted over two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, areas impacted by natural and man-made disasters, … Continue reading By the People: Designing a Better America exhibition

Complexity: Dutch & American Housing

Dutch Complex Housing explores a special form of multi-family dwelling developed as socially accountable policy in response to the Netherlands’ dense population and situation below sea-level. The exhibition profiles eight visually rich structures, responsive to their sites , designed to incorporate non-housing functions, a variety of housing types and income levels that support diverse communities. … Continue reading Complexity: Dutch & American Housing

ArchiDOCT – “RISK” – Call for Submissions

ArchiDOCT is a peer-reviewed e-journal aiming at fostering, enhancing and promoting doctoral research in architecture. It is supported by the European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture (ENHSA) an EU funded Network in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Program, and fueled by the ENHSA Observatory. ArchiDOCT only accepts manuscripts from PhD students in … Continue reading ArchiDOCT – “RISK” – Call for Submissions

Charrette: Call for Contributions

Charrette, the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE), first published in 2013, is now well established as a pioneering journal for academics, practitioners, and theorists engaged in design teaching practices and theoretical debates. For this issue (Volume 6, Issue 1), Charrette invites papers and essays that foreground the experiences and perspectives of architecture … Continue reading Charrette: Call for Contributions

Updated ARCC Bylaws

At the conference, the ARCC representatives discussed updates to the bylaws. These changes clarify the inclusive and non commercial nature of ARCC membership, as well as update some of the communications language for the 21st century. Take a look at them here: ARCC By-Laws-Approved_June2017

2017 Conference Best Paper Award

Ewan Branda, Professor, Woodbury University School of Architecture The Forms of Bureaucracy at Centre Beaubourg Dr. Branda is an architect and architectural historian at the Woodbury University School of Architecture. He teaches thesis studios, foundations studios, and seminars examining contemporary practices of digital humanities and scholarly communications using techniques borrowed from digital gaming and electronic … Continue reading 2017 Conference Best Paper Award

Craftsmanship in the Digital Age

The notion of craftmanship is evolving. Increasingly, the age-old knowledge of woodcarvers, masons, and other craftspeople is embedded in an intelligent design process using geometric computer models and machine fabrication to develop new crafts and architectural métiers.  Today, craft is computational.  And yet, as Brandon Clifford of Matter Design argues, “we have more in common … Continue reading Craftsmanship in the Digital Age


Architecture2030 is a non-profit think tank transforming climate change problems into solutions through the design of the built environment.  The urban environment is responsible for most of the world’s fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The solution is a carbon-neutral future.  The programs and initiatives at Architecture2030 include design platforms, strategies and tools, benchmarks, targets and policies, and professional education and high performance … Continue reading Architecture2030

ARCC 2017 Triennial Retreat, Philadelphia

ARCC 2017 Triennial Retreat, Philadelphia March 3-4, 2017, Temple University Center City The ARCC Board had some very good discussions, looking back at the past three years and looking forward to some exciting conferences and new initiatives. This includes increasing ARCC’s research support for early career faculty, improving our communication protocols, bringing more visibility to … Continue reading ARCC 2017 Triennial Retreat, Philadelphia

ESBL University of Oregon

The Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon conducts research on how buildings, related transportation and land use systems determine energy and resource use; develops new materials, components, assemblies, whole buildings, and communities with improved performance; consults and develops design tools; educates professionals and students; and collaborates with academia, government … Continue reading ESBL University of Oregon

2017 Awards Announcement

It is our great pleasure to announce this year’s recipients of ARCC’s annual awards program.  Please join us in congratulating them! 2017 James Haecker Distinguished Leadership Award Charles M. (Chuck) Eastman Professor, College of Design and the College of Computing (joint appointment) Founder, Digital Building Lab 2017 New Researcher Award Dr. Kyle Konis, AIA Assistant … Continue reading 2017 Awards Announcement