2025 ARCC International Conference-Main

EMERGING CHALLENGES: technological, environmental, social

April 2-5, 2025 I College Park, MD & Washington DC
Co-hosted by the University of Maryland & Howard University

Conference Co-Chairs: Madlen Simon and Ed Dunson

The Pavilions at Glenstone (2018), Thomas Phifer and Partners, Potomac, MD

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ARCC 2025 will be hosted by the University of Mayland and Howard University.

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland, and the Department of Architecture at Howard University  invite researchers, designers, educators, and students to submit their proposals and participate and attend the ARCC annual conference on the theme “EMERGING CHALLENGES: technological, environmental, social.”

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EMERGING CHALLENGES: technological, environmental, social

ARCC 2025 invites paper and poster submissions that address the emerging challenges defining architectural research now. Topic areas for the conference are identified below. The conference will highlight the role of architectural research in addressing the global questions of our time, including climate change, migration, rebuilding post-conflict, rapid urbanization, sustainable cities and communities, healthy buildings and cities, and clean water. We are interested in research addressing the grand challenges at a range of scales, from macro to micro. We seek research at the global, regional, national, and local levels. We are interested in investigations at dual scales, such as impacts on the individual within the environment, the building within the city, the city within the region, etc. We encourage submissions that probe the limits of architecture and the power of collaborative research to tackle wicked problems. We encourage groundbreaking multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to research questions. We explore the intersections and boundaries of research and design.  We encourage submissions from design professionals participating in research within the context of practice. We welcome design studio faculty exploring the pedagogy of research in the context of design studies. We welcome research that takes up emerging challenges as opportunities for architecture to offer innovative approaches, collaborations, explorations, data collections, visualizations, theories, interpretations, frameworks, technologies, and pedagogies.

 

ARCC 2025International Conference
Wednesday-Saturday, April 2-5, 2025

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Direct inquiries to:
Barbara Klinghammer
barbara.klinkhammer@jefferson.edu