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ARCC Board call for nominations – Deadline Extended

Deadline extended to April 15   The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) is soliciting nominations for the organization’s Board of Directors. Available positions include: Secretary, Treasurer, and four at large directors.  All ARCC board members serve for a term of one year except for the President and Vice President who each have a two-year term … Continue reading ARCC Board call for nominations – Deadline Extended

ARCC at the 107th Meeting of the ACSA in Pittsburgh

In his final essay, written while on life-support and published posthumously, the prolific architectural critic, Reyner Banham, attempted to draw a distinction between architecture and other modes of design.  Banham’s essay likened the discipline of architecture to a black box – a device known only through its inputs and outputs, but never through its content. … Continue reading ARCC at the 107th Meeting of the ACSA in Pittsburgh

2019 ARCC Dissertation Awards

Award Winner: Dr. Clarissa Rhomberg Clarissa Rhomberg is Post Doc Researcher at the Institute of Architecture and Planning at the University of Liechtenstein. Her research focus lies on the impact and meaning of socially responsible behaviour for architects, planners and firms in international construction practice. She also works in the fields of sustainable urban development, social inequality, working migrants, … Continue reading 2019 ARCC Dissertation Awards

THIRD KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ARCC 2019 – VIVIAN LOFTNESS

Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEEDAP, is an internationally renowned researcher, author and educator focused on environmental design and sustainability, climate and regionalism in architecture, and the integration of advanced building systems for health and productivity.  In addition to eight book chapters and over 100 journal articles, she edited the Reference Encyclopedia Sustainable Built Environments, released by … Continue reading THIRD KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ARCC 2019 – VIVIAN LOFTNESS

OU’S INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY COMMUNITIES TO HOST PLACEMAKING CONFERENCE: PLACEMAKING IN ACTION

Practitioners and experts who contribute to livable and healthy communities, large and small, will headline the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities’ Placemaking Conference Monday, April 1, on the OU Norman campus. The conference targets design professionals, planners, elected leaders, health advocates, civic volunteers and more to engage the public in a conversation about … Continue reading OU’S INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY COMMUNITIES TO HOST PLACEMAKING CONFERENCE: PLACEMAKING IN ACTION

Second KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ARCC 2019 – Matti Siemiatycki

Matti Siemiatycki is Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance, and the Interim Director of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto. His work focuses on delivering large-scale infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships, and the effective integration of infrastructure into the fabric of cities. His recent studies explore the value for money of … Continue reading Second KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ARCC 2019 – Matti Siemiatycki

CALL: MIES VAN DER ROHE. THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CITY – POLITECNICO DI MILANO

MIES VAN DER ROHE. THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CITY International Conference │18-19 October 2019 Politecnico di Milano – AUIC Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni ABC Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering On the 50th anniversary of the death of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Politecnico di Milano, the AUIC School of Architecture … Continue reading CALL: MIES VAN DER ROHE. THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CITY – POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Toronto’s Bentway Park by Public Work

“Last October, some 30,000 Toronto residents descended on the Bentway, the city’s newest urban park, to experience a nighttime illumination by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaard that rippled like an oceanic current overhead. Titled Waterlicht, the LED projection was a poetic way of bringing awareness to rising water levels. It’s hard to imagine Waterlicht’s happening at that spot … Continue reading Toronto’s Bentway Park by Public Work

2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design – Deadline Extended

Deadline Extended to Monday, March 4th We are at a critical transition in architectural education—one that must propel schools to address the urgency of the multiple challenges facing our current environment. Join us in engaging this transition at the 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design, in Portland, Oregon, October 18-19, 2019. Through a two-stage abstract and paper … Continue reading 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design – Deadline Extended

First Keynote Speaker for ARCC 2019 – Kat Martindale

Kat Martindale is a researcher, writer, consultant and lecturer in architecture and urbanism. Originally educated as an architect (Plymouth), then urban designer (Oxford Brookes), and urban geographer (Oxford) before landing in Sydney to read for a PhD in planning policy, Kat has won nine international awards and scholarships for her work. Kat has worked for … Continue reading First Keynote Speaker for ARCC 2019 – Kat Martindale

ARCC Conference Call for Hosts – 2021 & 2022

2021 ARCC CONFERENCE AND 2022 ARCC-EAAE CONFERENCE Request for Proposals Deadline: Saturday March 30, 2019 Each year the Architectural Research Centers Consortium hosts an important international conference on architectural research. Every two years, ARCC jointly hosts our international conference with our European partners The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE). Our 2016 international conference was … Continue reading ARCC Conference Call for Hosts – 2021 & 2022

ARCC 2019 registration now open

The registration site for ARCC 2019 is now open. To register, please log into your ConfTool accoiunt at:  https://www.conftool.net/arcc2019 and choose “Register as Participant”. We look forward to having you joining us in Toronto. Registration Registration fees are in U.S. Dollars (USD). For Visa and Entry Requirements in Canada, please click here. Early Bird Member Rate (ARCC) (before … Continue reading ARCC 2019 registration now open

TAD Translation Call for Papers

TRANSLATION  Submission Deadline: June 15th, 2019 Submit here  From new design procedures, to the physical testing of materials and production techniques, to alternative construction methods and workflows, the process of advancing an architectural concept from initial idea to full material realization makes use of a broad array of strategies. For its upcoming issue, TAD seeks scholarly submissions, … Continue reading TAD Translation Call for Papers

2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design

We are at a critical transition in architectural education—one that must propel schools to address the urgency of the multiple challenges facing our current environment. Join us in engaging this transition at the 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design, in Portland, Oregon, October 18-19, 2019. Through a two-stage abstract and paper peer-review process for traditional, poster, and lightning … Continue reading 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design

ARCC 2019 Submission Deadlines Extended

Monday, 01/21/19           Deadline for  submissions In the world of increasing complexity and competing ideas, approaches, resources and techniques, how does architecture mediate these tensions?  What is the role of academics and researchers in developing research outcomes that are meaningful and measurable?  What is the role of practicing designers (architects, engineers and scientists) in developing an … Continue reading ARCC 2019 Submission Deadlines Extended

Architecture’s Afterlife Survey

Architecture’s Afterlife: an invitation to participate in a progression study According to UK-based data, 66% of architecture graduates will never become architects. The question becomes where do these graduates go? Anecdotal evidence suggests that this missing 66% end up working within a wide range of alternative construction roles, across various other design disciplines, the cultural … Continue reading Architecture’s Afterlife Survey

Participatory Design in Zambia through the University of Oklahoma

A team of students and faculty from the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma is using photovoice and focus group approaches to design more effective spaces. Associate Professor of Architecture Dave Boeck, Associate Professor of Regional and City Planning John Harris, alumnus Chris Lê, and Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Regional … Continue reading Participatory Design in Zambia through the University of Oklahoma

Call for Papers – UK Association of Architectural Educators

The Call for Papers for the fifth international peer reviewed conference of the UK Association of Architectural Educators is now open. Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: 12 December 2018.   The Conference will be hosted by the University of Westminster on 24-26 April 2019. sign up here to receive updates about the conference and the … Continue reading Call for Papers – UK Association of Architectural Educators

2019 New Researcher Award

The ARCC Board is pleased to award the 2019 New Research Award to Jacob Mans of the University of Minnesota. The award is intended to acknowledge and reward emerging figures in architectural and environmental design research that demonstrate innovation in thinking, dedication in scholarship, contributions to the academy, and leadership within architectural and environmental design research. … Continue reading 2019 New Researcher Award