Faculty present at AARC Spring Conference, "Reflecting Upon Current Themes in Architecture"

The 2011 Annual Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Spring Research Conference will feature 68 presentations of current research in architecture, representing 57 universities and research centers from 21 countries. In light of the rise of ethical awareness, social networking, sustainability and the green movement, changes in manufacturing and marketing, changing energy codes, shifting populations and globalization, the ARCC Spring Research Conference aims to reflect on the impact of these contemporary issues on current architectural processes. The conference will take place from April 20-24, 2011, at Lawrence Technological University in Detroit.

The participating faculty and students include:

Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture Jean Wineman: “Spatial Layout and the Promotion of Innovation in Organizations”

Associate Professor Geoffrey Thün and Assistant Professor Kathy Velikov: “Constructing Knowledge through Action Research and Prototypes Testbeds: Prioritizing Making in Architectural Research”

Associate Professor of Architecture Mojtaba Navvab and Architecture Ph.D. Student Sentagi Utami: “Utilizing Virtual Reality for Simulating the Auditory Perception In Architectural Designed Spaces”

Assistant Professor of Architecture Sean Vance: “Resolving Tectonic Form Generations through Analogue and Digital Human Simulations of Physical Impairments”

Architecture Lecturer Matthew Schulte, Assistant Professor Steven Mankouche, Lecturer Joshua Bard and Lecturer Tsz Yan Ng: “Digital Steam Bending: Re-thinking History Through Digital Craft”

Architecture Ph.D. Student Chanikarn Yimprayoon and Associate Professor Mojtaba Navvab: “Impact of weather data sets on photovoltaic system output availability, variability and uncertainty”

Architecture Ph.D. Student Matthew Heins: “Infrastructure as a Paradigm in Architectural Studies”

The ARCC is an international association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of the research culture and a supporting infrastructure in architecture and related design disciplines. For more information: