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College Faculty and PhD Students Present, Receive Honors at Association of College Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting

Taubman College faculty and PhD students, ten in total, are presenting and receiving honors at the Association of College Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, March 26-29, 2009.

  • Andrew Herscher is presenting the paper “monster@thesis.edu,” co-authored with Brendan Moran, in the panel “The Future of the Thesis” and Fei Wang’s research and teaching work on history and theory of architecture representation, titled “11*11*11”.
  • Craig Wilkins is presenting the work of Studio:DetroitHS, for he which received the 2008-2009 Collaborative Practice Award, and will participate in a special focus session on the Aesthetic Experience.
  • Doctoral students Kris Luce and Nick Senske (co-authors) and Suma Pandhi also had papers accepted for review at the conference.

ACSA’s annual meeting intent was to address the recent cultural changes that have placed architects in a promising position to initiate positive change through design insight and proactive practice. Greater concern for the environment, the desire for a heightened sense of place and sensory experience, technological advances, the increasing importance of visual images in communication, and interdisciplinary collaborations all create favorable conditions for design innovation. As the disciplinary limits of architecture continue to expand, architects and architecture students are faced with the difficult and exhilarating challenge of synthesizing complex issues and diverse knowledge through physical design across many scales. ACSA brings together collegiate talent from across the county to address the challenges.