ACSA Invites Guest Contributors to ACSA News and Weekly Emails-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

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.  


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
Building science and technology
Real estate development
Construction economics and management
Building performance and life cycle
Digital fabrication
Integrated design, practice, and project delivery
Economic recovery and employment trends
Drawing and modeling technologies
History, theory, criticism, and new forms of architectural scholarship
Writing, diagramming, and alternative communication media