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
Direct all questions to






You are responsible for making your own reservations. To make your reservation, contact the hotel of your choice. Below are several hotels located in Downtown Washington DC offered as suggestions based on proximity to Metro for convenient quick transportation to/from Howard University located on Green/Yellow Line.

The Beacon Hotel & Corporate Quarters
1615 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-2100
Please reference AIA Rate:

The Embassy Suites – Convention Center
900 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 739-2001

Four Points by Sheraton Washington D.C. Downtown
1201 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 289-7600

Hamilton Crowne Plaza
14th Street and K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-0111

Henley Park Hotel
926 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4308
(202) 638-5200

Hampton Inn Washington, DC - Convention Center
901 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20001-2646
(202) 842-2500

Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
999 Ninth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 898-9000

Destination DC (Washington DC Convention & Visitors Bureau):
Interactive Map:


The AIA is pleased to offer discounted airline and car rentals for this conference. To make your reservations, log on to the AIA Web site and click on the Travel Information link or contact the AIA’s official travel agency, Ovation Corporate Travel at (800) 925-4055 (or 516-624-0308 for international callers).


American Airlines offers special rates and numerous discounts on round-trip fares in the United States. Attendees will receive a 5 percent discount off coach and first-class fares by using discount code 6660AG. Code valid for travel to/from all three Washington, DC metro area airports.

How to book on American:
  • Directly through American Airlines ( inserting 6660AG into the Promotion Code field.

  • Contact your travel agent and advise them to call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk toll-free, 800-433-1790, and refer to discount code 6660AG. The hours of operation are 5 a.m. midnight Central Time every day. Reservations for the hearing and speech impaired are also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-543-1586.

  • Reservations may also be made directly through Ovation Corporate Travel at (800-925-4055)

  • Are you an AAdvantage member?

    Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to (Washington, DC) between (June 20, 2010 – June 29, 2010). To book your reservation call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

    Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X39C-988 when making your reservation.

    We want to help you enjoy your event more than ever with great rates and time saving services. Your special discounts are available on a wide selection of vehicles from eco friendly and fuel efficient compacts and hybrids to stylish premium and luxury sedans. Take in the sights, explore the surroundings and enjoy the ride!
    Use Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number: A991499 when you reserve online ( or call 800-331-1600.

    Special meeting rates are yours with Hertz. Hertz operates in more than 150 countries with almost 1,800 locations in the United States alone, including more than 1,000 suburban locations. Call 800-654-2200 to make a reservation. To receive the special meeting rates, use code CV#022Q4670.

    Hertz Green Collection: Now you can reserve fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly cars that are easy on the wallet and suitable for families and small groups traveling together. Reservable by specific make and model, with an EPA highway fuel efficiency rating of 28 miles or more per gallon, the Hertz Green Collection includes the following models:
  • Toyota Camry

  • Ford Fusion

  • Buick LaCrosse

  • Hyundai Sonata

  • Subaru Outback

  • Please note the Green Collection is available in select cities and based on availability.

    Transportation Around Washington DC

    Directions to Howard University:
    Directions to AIA Headquarters:
    [Metro access to AIA Headquarters from Red Line (Farragut North) and Blue/Orange Lines (Farragut West)]

    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
    DC Circulator

    To/From Airport(s)
    Super Shuttle is offering discounted service to and from downtown Washington area hotels:
  • $1 off from Reagan National Airport

  • $2 off from Dulles Airport

  • $3 off from Baltimore/Washington International Airport

  • Make your reservation online at and use discount code JM54J
    or click here to print your coupon for the discounted service and present it at the airport ($1 fuel surcharge and driver gratuity not included).

    Washington DC Metro provides access to all three Washington DC airports. For greater details to your arrival airport please visit: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit


    Continuing Education
    Participants may earn AIA Continuing Education System (CES) learning units (LUs) for attending the entire conference. A participant will not be eligible to receive credit for LUs unless we have received a completed registration form and payment.

    Greening the Meeting
    To help create an environmentally sustainable conference and reduce waste, the AIA is not distributing printed handouts and printed attendee rosters. As an alternative you will receive the advance attendee roster via e-mail a week prior to the meeting if you register by the June 4 deadline.

    You are encouraged to do your part as well to assist in greening. For example, offset travel emission by participating in a “carbon balanced traveler” program such as or

    Force Majeure
    The performance of this agreement by either party may be affected by force majeure (including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of war or other acts of enemies, government regulation, disaster, strikes, floods, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities, or other emergency or event beyond the control of the parties), thus making it inadvisable, unsafe, illegal, or impossible to provide required accommodations and/or meeting facilities, hold the meeting, or travel to the meeting. In event of force majeure, either party to this agreement may terminate the agreement upon providing written notice to the other party without penalty or obligation. Such right of termination shall not be unreasonably exercised.

    In addition, the AIA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel this meeting. In that event, the AIA shall refund to you all registration fees that it has received from you for this meeting, but shall have no further obligation to you of any type, whether monetary or otherwise. Accordingly, the AIA shall in no event have any liability to you based on claims for indirect, special or consequential damages of any type whatsoever, and shall have no other obligation to you of any type except as expressly stated in the preceding sentence.