Education for an Open Architecture

Venue: Ball State University

Location: Muncie, Indiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2008
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Description

This event is a forum for environmental design educators, students, and practitioners from around the world concerned for the future of architectural education. It has a specific focus: The design of open-ended yet sustainable physical environments. The conference / workshop will have paper sessions, exhibits of student and professional work focused on the conference theme, and selected real-time DESIGN EXERCISES that will serve as a platform for discussions.

The Education for an Open Architecture Conference will be held October 19-22, 2008 at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA.

Contact openarch@bsu.edu for further information.

The conference will be a forum with parallel paper sessions, exhibits of student and professional work focused on the conference theme, and DESIGN EXERCISES "running" parallel to the paper sessions. See "What is Open Architecture" for further description of the conference theme and the concept of design exercises.

IMPORTANT DATES
April 1: Deadline to submit abstracts
April 15: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
June 15: Deadline for submission of papers
July 1: Notification of acceptance of papers
August 1: Registration deadline
October 19: Conference registration and welcome reception

CALL FOR PAPERS + PROJECTS

This announcement calls for the submission and peer review of papers of three kinds: (A) teaching efforts congruent with the conference theme, (B) proposals for DESIGN EXERCISES to be run at the conference with students at Ball State or visiting students, and (C) papers discussing work in practice congruent with the conference theme, from which lessons are drawn for teaching and research in the academy.

In addition, we invite: (D) exemplary student design projects aligned with the conference/workshop theme and (E) exemplary built work aligned with the conference/workshop theme.

REVIEW SCHEDULE
April 1: Deadline to submit abstracts
April 15: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
June 15: Deadline for submission of papers
July 1: Notification of acceptance of papers

STUDENT COMPETITION INFORMATION (UPDATED FREQUENTLY)

We are pleased to announce an international student competition to accompany this conference.

The competition provides a unique opportunity for future architects to challenge conventional approaches to design, and to investigate and develop new concepts for an open and sustainable architecture for the 21st century.

This is an open competition with limited restrictions.

We are asking that individual students, student groups, and studio instructors forward an e-mail to openarch@bsu.edu to indicate their intent to place an entry in the competition.

Please provide this e-mail before March 1st if you will be joining the competition.

LINK TO DETAILED COMPETITION DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION (UPDATED FREQUENTLY)

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 1, 2008


AWARDS*:
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $600
Third Prize: $400
* Additional stipend for conference attendence will be given to prize winners.

The competition is supported by the following sponsors:
Kieran Timberlake Associates - www.kierantimberlake.com
Bensonwood Homes - www.bensonwood.com
Ellerbe Becket - www.ellerbebecket.com
Anshen+Allen - www.anshen.com
Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott Architects - www.sbra.com
Venturi Scott Brown and Associates - www.vsba.com
Kajima USA, Inc. - www.kajimausa.com
Institute for Digital Fabrication, Ball State University - www.bsu.edu/imade/

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