Call for papers                      August 2009

Abstracts due                      15 October 2009

Acceptance notification     19 Nov. 2009

Full paper due                      15 March 2010

Acceptance notification      April 2010

Early registration deadline  7 May 2010

Registration deadline           4 June 2010

Final paper due                     15 Sept. 2010

updated February 2011


Organizing Committee

Victor Dzidzienyo, Chair, Howard University
Richard L. Hayes, American Institute of Architects, Washington DC
Michelle Rinehart, The Catholic University
Madlen Simon, University of Maryland
Virginia Ebbert, American Institute of Architects, Washington DC
Ebbe Harder, Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts (EAAE Liaison)
J. Brooke Harrington, Temple University
Jeremy Voorhees, Temple University
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Conference Program

Conference Schedule (as of June 2010)

Paper Presentation Sessions: Schedule Overview (as of 30 June 2010)

Conference Papers (final)

  • A002: Conceptualizing a Place Assessment Model: A Study of the Presence and Quality of Place-making Patterns in Sacred and Secular Buildings (PDF)
  • A004: The Teaching of Research and the Research on Teaching: Two Frameworks and Their Overlay in Architectural Education (PDF)
  • A012: Architectural Research and Representation: Expressing Sense of Place through Storyboarding and Animatics (PDF)
  • A020: Individuality in Place-making at End-of-Life: Gerontopia (PDF)
  • A024: Urban Japan: Considering Homelessness, Characterizing Shelter and Contemplating Culture (PDF)
  • A027: Something Borrowed: Defining an Emerging Covenant between Architecture and Materials (PDF)
  • A029: Photography Matters: Balthazar Korab’s Legacy in the Saarinen Office (PDF)
  • A031: Rural Design: Establishing the Research Foundation for a New Design Discipline (PDF)
  • A041: Representation + Fabrication: Connecting descriptions and artifacts in the digital age (PDF)
  • A042: Interactive Information Model for Digital Fabricator (PDF)
  • A044: Ruins in Sir Walter Scott’s Historical Novel: A Case of Diachronic Interpretation of Architecture (PDF)
  • A060: The Other Half of the Project: The Need for Labor Research in Architectural Theory and Pedagogy (PDF)
  • A063: Critical and Hermeneutic Inquiry: A Feminist Approach to Architectural Discourse (PDF)
  • A064: Pedagogical Insight from Complementary Fields: Engaging Sustainability through Environmental Education and Curriculum Theory (PDF)
  • A066: People’s Impressions of a Tourist-Historic District (PDF)
  • A069: Basic Design Studio: An Ongoing Research (PDF)
  • A071: Those Wicked Dead White Men: Using "Countertexts" in Architectural History Courses to Help Students Meet the Goals of General Education (PDF)
  • A073: A Study of Process in Design: Curatorship, Cloud Intelligence and Applied Research (PDF)
  • A081: Experimental Building Programs in Germany: Focusing Culture through Policy (PDF)
  • A091: The Transformation of Architecture: Design for Dis-assembly (PDF)
  • A094: Nuns and Architecture in Renaissance Reggio Emilia (PDF)
  • A095: A Research Protocol for a Field Study of Behavior, Comfort, and Energy Consumption in Student Residence Halls (PDF)
  • A099: Low Energy Dwelling in Cold Conifer-Forested Microclimates: A Thermal Efficiency Case Study (PDF)
  • A109: Practical Research is an Ongoing Discourse of Uncertainty (PDF)
  • A113: Slum Fictions: De-Delimiting Place in Nairobi (PDF)
  • A129: DESIGNhabitat: Design/Research + Design/Build: Expanding the Design//Build Model (PDF)
  • A136: Inefficient by Design: Habitat for Humanity in North Philadelphia (PDF)
  • A140: Aesthetics, Information and Architecture (PDF)
  • E003: Breaking the Hermeneutic Circle: Architectural Conservation as Normative Interpretation (PDF)
  • E008: Architecture in the Wild World: (Architectural Research in a Digital and Global World) (PDF)
  • E009: Blindness and Multisensoriality in Architecture: The Case of Carlos Mourão Pereira (PDF)
  • E011: Urban Transects (PDF)
  • E017: Office Design’s Influence on Employees’ Stress Levels (PDF)
  • E019: Condensed Landscape Experience / PhD title: Re-thinking Interaction between Landscape and Urban Buildings (PDF)
  • E021: Mixed Movements – Performance-based Drawing (PDF)
  • E023: A Design Research: The Creative Cognitive Approach in the Processes of Shaping and Making of a Place (PDF)
  • E024: Epistemic Space / Spatial Knowledge (PDF)
  • E025: The Appraisal of Istanbul through the Perspective on the Information City (PDF)
  • E026: Haptic design research: A blind sense of place (PDF)
  • E027: Impact of Design, Establishment of Knowledge: The Exchange Between the Design Project and the Conceptual Framework of the City (PDF)
  • E028: Private Space / Public Space – Questions of Scale (PDF)
  • E029: A Quest for Visualizing the Data through an Inquiry on Alternative Household Types (PDF)
  • E031: Scaling the Transformation: Exterior Spaces at the New Harbor Fronts (PDF)
  • E038: Understanding and Representing Urban Heterogeneity: The Case of Waste Collection in São Paulo (PDF)
  • E040: Preparing for a Swedish Papy Boom: On Aging as a Concept in a Design Process (PDF)
  • E045: Extended Drawing within (Embryonic) Design Processes (PDF)
  • E051: The Pedagogy of Place: A Practical Approach to Engaging with Urban Design Lessons beyond the Studio (PDF)
  • E062: Characteristics of the Hospital Buildings: Changes, Processes and Quality (PDF)


  • Judiciary Square/Gallery Place/National Building Museum Tour (26 June 2010; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    The name Judiciary Square refers to a multi-block area spanning from the D to G streets and from 4th to 5th streets, NW. The National Building Museum (NBM) is the home of the world’s most visited museums of architecture and engineering. The main interior space is known as the Great Hall and is larger than a football field and soars to 159 feet at its highest point. The NBM offers educational programs, special events, and occasional exhibitions.
  • Monuments (West Side of National Mall) Tour (26 June 2010; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Tour may include: the Einstein Statue; Vietnam Veterans Memorial; Lincoln Memorial Mall, The Korean War Veterans Memorial, District of Colombia World War Memorial, Reflecting Pool, World War II Memorial, Capitol Gate Houses, Organization of American States, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, American Red Cross, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Dwight D. Eisenhower (Old Executive Office Building)
  • U Street Corridor Tour (26 June 2010; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Visitors to Washington, DC can’t help but make a “U” turn down this historic city street near Howard University. Residential, business, and cultural structures are points of interest. Sites may include the Lincoln Theater and the African American Civil War Memorial.

    Students Aspire, (sculpture)

    Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915- , sculptor

    Relief of an African-American male and female figure in profile installed on an exterior brick wall. The two figures stand facing each other with one hand on each others waist and the other hand raised above their heads. The raised hand of each figure reaches for the middle disk of a set of five which form an arch over the figures. Each disk contains a scientific or technological symbol. Below the figures is a square relief of the root system of a tree; at the end of each root is a face.

    1977. Dedicated April 28, 1979

    approx. H. 14 ft. W. 4 ft. 6 in

    Located at Howard University, 2300 6th Street, N.W., building facade, Washington, District of Columbia
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