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Friday, June 25, 2010

ACSA Invites Guest Contributors to ACSA News and Weekly Emails

As ACSA prepares for the start of the new academic year, we’re pleased to announce a few changes in our editorial policy and publication format.

Weekly emails

Beginning in September, ACSA’s weekly email will feature a report from the field. We invite each program to  submit an illustrated, 500-word description (one per school) of current coursework from any level of the curriculum, in any program, on any topic—studio, seminar, or lecture; design or research; and foreign or domestic study. Our aim is to explore the diversity of current syllabi and pedagogies, share curricular priorities, and track emerging patterns of interests and topics across our community.

To submit your report, send the 500-word (max) narrative describing the work and its context in your curriculum, along with the course number and title and one or more images (max 550 x 200 pixels) for publication to Pascale Vonier, communications manager.  

ACSA News

Beginning with the first issue of AY2010-11, ACSA will devote pages 2 and 3 of its monthly publication, ACSA News, to paired guest commentaries on a variety contemporary topics by educators, practitioners, and allied professionals. Our aim is to optimize this medium, diversify the editorial perspectives typically published in the News, and increase opportunities for thoughtful exchange among our readers. ACSA welcomes brief abstracts for proposed essays that address one or more of the topics below. Please contact Pascale Vonier.

Design and research methods
 
Materials and methods of construction
 
Health, design, and built environments
 
Degree nomenclature
 
Resilience and remediation
 
Intern development and licensure
 
Studio pedagogy
 
Urban ecological design and landscape urbanism
 
Structural and environmental engineering
 
Disaster response and mitigation
 
Affordable housing and environmental equity
 
Diversity
 
Building science and technology
 
Real estate development
 
Construction economics and management
 
Building performance and life cycle
 
Digital fabrication
 
Design/build
 
Integrated design, practice, and project delivery
 
Economic recovery and employment trends
 
Infrastructure
 
Drawing and modeling technologies
 
History, theory, criticism, and new forms of architectural scholarship
 
Writing, diagramming, and alternative communication media