Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture
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|Legal status||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Headquarters||Fargo, North Dakota, United States|
|Jason Kelly Johnson|
- 1 Mission statement
- 2 Membership
- 3 Activities
- 4 History
- 5 Related organizations
- 6 External links
- 7 References
Begun in 1981, the organization's objectives are recorded in its bylaws:
"ACADIA was formed for the purpose of facilitating communication and information exchange regarding the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science. A particular focus is education and the software, hardware and pedagogy involved in education."
"The organization is also committed to the research and development of computer aides that enhance design creativity, rather than simply production, and that aim at contributing to the construction of humane physical environments."
Membership is open to anyone who subscribes to the objectives of the organization, including architects, educators, and software developers, whether resident in North America or not. An online membership registration form and directory is available via the organization.
The organization is primarily governed by the elected Board of Directors. The organization is led by the elected President, who presides over Board of Directors meetings, but does not vote except in the case of a tie.
|Years||President||Number of years serving|
|1988-89||Robert E. Johnson||1|
|1989-90||Pamela J. Bancroft||1|
|1991-92||J. Peter Jordan||1|
|1992-93||Larry O. Degelman||1|
|1993-94||Skip Van Wyk||1|
|1994-95||M. Stephen Zdepski||1|
|1995-96||Karen M. Kensek||1|
|1998-99||Douglas E. Noble||1|
|2016-||Jason Kelly Johnson|
ACADIA sponsors an annual national conference, held in the autumn of each year at a different site in North America. Papers for the conferences undergo extensive blind review before being accepted for presentation (and publication). Membership is not a prerequisite for submission of a paper.
|Year||City, State/Province||Country||Host university||Conference theme|
|6th||1987||Raleigh, North Carolina||USA||Integrating Computers into the Architectural Curriculum|
|7th||1988||Ann Arbor, Michigan||USA||Computing in Design Education|
|8th||1989||Gainesville, Florida||USA||New Ideas and Directions for the 1990s|
|9th||1990||Big Sky, Montana||USA||From Research to Practice|
|10th||1991||Los Angeles, California||USA||Reality and Virtual Reality|
|11th||1992||USA||Mission - Method - Madness|
|12th||1993||Texas||USA||Education and Practice: The Critical Interface|
|13th||1994||Saint Louis, Missouri||USA||Washington University||Reconnecting|
|14th||1995||Seattle, Washington||USA||University of Washington||Computing in Design - Enabling, Capturing and Sharing Ideas|
|15th||1996||Tucson, Arizona||USA||Design Computation: Collaboration, Reasoning, Pedagogy|
|16th||1997||Cincinnati, Ohio||USA||University of Cincinnati||Design and Representation|
|17th||1998||Québec City, Québec||Canada||Digital Design Studios: Do Computers Make a Difference?|
|18th||1999||Salt Lake City, Utah||USA||Media and Design Process|
|19th||2000||Washington D.C||USA||Eternity, Infinity and Virtuality in Architecture|
|20th||2001||Buffalo, New York||USA||Reinventing the Discourse - How Digital Tools Help Bridge and Transform Research, Education and Practice in Architecture|
|21st||2002||Pomona, California||USA||Thresholds - Design, Research, Education and Practice, in the Space Between the Physical and the Virtual|
|22nd||2003||Indianapolis, Indiana||USA||Connecting >> Crossroads of Digital Discourse|
|23rd||2004||Cambridge, Ontario||Canada||Fabrication: Examining the Digital Practice of Architecture|
|24th||2005||Savannah, Georgia||USA||Smart Architecture: Integration of Digital and Building Technologies|
|25th||2006||Louisville, Kentucky||USA||University of Kentucky||Synthetic Landscapes|
|26th||2007||Halifax, Nova Scotia||Canada||Dalhousie University & NSCAD University||Expanding Bodies|
|27th||2008||Minneapolis, Minnesota||USA||University of Minnesota||Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation|
|28th||2009||Chicago, Illinois||USA||School of the Art Institute of Chicago||reForm(): Building a Better Tomorrow|
|29th||2010||New York, New York||USA||The Cooper Union & Pratt Institute||Life in:Formation|
|30th||2011||Calgary/Banff, Alberta||Canada||University of Calgary||Integration Through Computation|
|31st||2012||San Francisco, California||USA||California College of the Arts & UCSF||Synthetic Digital Ecologies|
|32nd||2013||Cambridge, Ontario||Canada||University of Waterloo||Adaptive Architecture|
|33rd||2014||Los Angeles, California||USA||University of Southern California||Design Agency|
|34th||2015||Cincinnati, Ohio||USA||University of Cincinnati||Computational Ecologies: Design in the Anthropocene|
|35th||2016||Ann Arbor, Michigan||USA||University of Michigan||Posthuman Frontiers: Data, Designers And Cognitive Machines|
|36th||2017||Cambridge, Massachusetts||USA||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Disciplines & Disruptions|
Each year the conference papers are gathered into a proceedings publication which is distributed to members, and available to the public via the open access database CumInCAD.
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Started in 1998, ACADIA Awards of Excellence are "the highest award that can be achieved in the field of architectural computing". The awards are given in areas of practice, teaching, research and service, with at most one award in each category per year. Past awards have recognized various significant contributors to the field of architectural computing.
The current awards given annually or biannually are the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Digital Practice Award of Excellence, the Innovative Academic Program Award of Excellence, the Innovative Research Award of Excellence, the Society Award for Leadership, and the Teaching Award of Excellence.
Lifetime Achievement Award
|2016||Elizabeth Diller||Diller, Scofidio and Renfro / Princeton University|
|2014||Zaha Hadid||Zaha Hadid Architects|
Digital Practice Award of Excellence
|Year||Recipient (Person or Firm)||Affiliation|
|2016||Ron Rael and Virginia San Fratello||Emerging Objects / UC Berkeley / San Jose State|
|2014||Jenny Sabin||Jenny Sabin Studio|
|2013||Cecil Balmond||Balmond Studio|
|2012||Gehry Technologies - Accepted by Dennis Shelden||Gehry Technologies|
|2011||Phillip Beesley||Phillip Beesley Architects / University of Waterloo|
|2009||Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler||Gramazio Kohler Architects|
|2008||Fabian Scheurer||Design to Production|
|2007||Achim Menges||The Architectural Association (London)|
|2006||Evan Douglis||Evan Douglis Studio|
Innovative Academic Program Award of Excellence
|Year||Recipient (Academic Program)||University|
|2016||Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) - Accepted by Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen||The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts|
|2015||Institute for Computational Design (ICD) - Accepted by Achim Menges||University of Stuttgart|
|2014||Columbia Building Intelligence Project (CBIP) - Accepted by Scott Marble||Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation|
|2013||AADRL Design Research Laboratory - Accepted by Brett Steele and Theodore Sypropoulos||The Architectural Association (London)|
|2012||Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) - Accepted by Anna Dyson||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Skidmore Owings and Merrill|
|2008||AA Emergent Technologies and Design - Accepted by Michael Weinstock||The Architectural Association (London)|
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There are four sister organizations around the world to provide a more accessible regional forum for discussion of computing and design. The major ones are
- eCAADe - The Association for Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, since 1982.
- CAADRIA - The Association for Computer Aided Architectural Design in Asia, since 1996.
- SIGraDi - Iberoamerican Society of Digital Graphics, since 1997.
- ASCAAD - The Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design, since 2001.
- CAAD Futures - Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures, since 1985.
- CUMINCAD - The Cumulative Index of Computer Aided Architectural Design, with public CumInCAD records available via an Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) feed and records are available via multiple bibliographic archives and citation indexes online.
- "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture. Guidestar. December 31, 2015.
- "Officers and Board of Directors". Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
- ACADIA Bylaws (PDF). Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. 15 October 2011.
- "Membership". Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. 27 March 2017.
- "Cumincad database".
- "Architexturez CumInCAD OAI-PMH Mirror". Architexturez. Retrieved 24 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "DBLP". DBLP. University of Trier. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
- "Researchgate". ResearchGate. Retrieved 22 September 2012.