Recent Opportunities

  • CFP: SACRPH Conference - Cleveland, OH - Oct 26-29, 2017 (deadline: Feb 25, 2017)

    Cleveland | Dates: 18 Jan – 25 Feb, 2017
    The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) presents: THE 17TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING HISTORY Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017 SACRPH cordially invites scholars and practitioners to present papers and talks on all aspects of urban, regional, and community planning history and their relationship to urban and metropolitan studies. Particularly welcome are papers, talks, roundtables, and sessions addressing the theme of Theory and Practice in Planning History. What is the relationship between the ideas shaping metropolitan development and the history of the built environment? SACRPH is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting humanistic scholarship on the planning of metropolitan regions. SACRPH members include historians, practicing planners, geographers, environmentalists, architects, landscape designers, public policy makers, preservationists, community organizers, students, and scholars from across the world. SACRPH publishes a quarterly journal, The Journal of Planning History (, hosts a biennial conference, and sponsors awards for research and publication in the field of planning history. For further information please consult our website: The Program Committee welcomes proposals for complete sessions (of three or four papers) and for individual papers. We also encourage submissions that propose innovative formats and that engage questions of teaching and learning, digital information, and publishing. Proposals must be submitted by February 25, 2017 via the following link: Each proposal must include the following: · For individual paper submissions: a 100-word abstract · For individual paper submissions: a one-page CV, including address, phone, and e-mail (PDF or Word Document) · For panel submissions: a single document (PDF or Word) including cover page (indicating lead contact, with telephone and email, and the names—if available—of the session Chair and Commentator); a one-paragraph overview of the session's themes and significance, plus a description of the format (panel, roundtable, workshop); a 100-word abstract for each proposed paper; and a one-page CV for each participant, including address, phone, and e-mail · For all submissions: four key words identifying the thematic emphases of the topic Please format required attachments with a standard 12-point font and 1.25-inch side margins. Do not include illustrations. Inquiries may be directed to Program Committee co-chairs: Julian Chambliss, Professor of History, Rollins College, Florida:; or David Freund, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park:
  • Victorian Society in America 2017 Summer Schools - Applications due March 1st!

    Dates: 19 Jan – 01 Mar, 2017
    We invite you to study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at one of our internationally-acclaimed Summer Schools in Newport, Chicago, and London. You will enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. Open to graduate students, academics, architects, and the general public. Applications are due March 1st! For more information, and online applications, go to
  • Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the Central Library

    Santa Monica | Dates: 29 – 29 Jan, 2017
    Please join SAH/SCC and the Santa Monica Public Library (Moore Ruble Yudell, 2006) for a very special program celebrating the all things library. Focusing on the iconic Los Angeles Central Library (Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, 1933), author Kenneth A. Breisch, Ph.D., will discuss his new bookThe Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933(Getty Research Institute, 2016).

    The construction of the Los Angeles Central Library marked the evolution of the LA public library system from an elite organization ensconced in two rooms in downtown LA, into one of the largest public library systems in the United States. It was yet another factor in the “coming of age” of the city and the region.

    Architect Bertram Goodhue developed a new style, fully integrating the building’s sculptural and epigraphic program with its architectural forms to express a complex iconography. Working closely with sculptor Lee Oskar Lawrie and philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander, he created a great civic monument that, combined with the library’s murals, embodies an overarching theme: the light of learning.

    Breisch, a former member of the Santa Monica Public Library Board, teaches architectural history at the University of Southern California (USC) and has been studying the architecture of libraries for decades. In his new book, Breisch draws upon a wealth of primary source material to tell the story of one of LA’s lasting treasures. Breisch is past president of the national Society of Architectural Historians as well as a Life and Advisory Board Member of our local chapter.

    This beautiful new book will be available for sale and signing by the author.

    Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the Central Library—Sunday, January 29, 2017; 2-4PM; Santa Monica Central Library; 601 Santa Monica Blvd.; free; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; 310.458.8600.
  • Call for Papers for the Panel “Art and Architecture: Made by Women,” at 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Nov. 9-12, 2017

    Chicago | Dates: 09 – 12 Nov, 2017
    In response to Call for Proposals, 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Nov. 9-12, 2017, Convention Theme: “Transgressions”, we are composing a Panel Proposal “Art and Architecture: Made by Women” aimed at revealing and examining in a historical perspective creative work by women with select references to the centenary of the 1917 Revolution, and addressing art and design practices by considering cultural mechanisms that modify our field. By challenging the issues of professional equality, we invite studies also focused on art and architectural education, as temporal readings on testimonials to transgressions in shaping professional identities, and envisioning assignments for professional women in art and architecture both pioneering and routine, as leaders and/or as apprentices. The research papers are also welcome on art and architecture viewed through the lens of gender studies. Please submit your Paper Proposal of no more than 300 words, and your CV of no more than 2 pages by February 6, 5pm ET, to
  • Call for Papers: ASEEES Annual Convention Panel “Art and Architecture: Made by Women

    Chicago | Dates: 18 Jan – 06 Feb, 2017
    In response to Call for Proposals, 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Nov. 9-12, 2017, Convention Theme: “Transgressions”, we are composing a Panel Proposal “Art and Architecture: Made by Women” aimed at revealing and examining in a historical perspective creative work by women with select references to the centenary of the 1917 Revolution, and addressing art and design practices by considering cultural mechanisms that modify our field. By challenging the issues of professional equality, we invite studies also focused on art and architectural education, as temporal readings on testimonials to transgressions in shaping professional identities, and envisioning assignments for professional women in art and architecture both pioneering and routine, as leaders and/or as apprentices. The research papers are also welcome on art and architecture viewed through the lens of gender studies.
  • City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit at 92Y

    New York | Dates: 03 – 04 Feb, 2017
    From skylines and “superstalls” to floating parks and skylights, City of Tomorrow will explore innovative departures, trends and initiatives for the New York City landscape. Over 50 pioneering real estate developers, architects and interior design innovators, including Robert Couturier, Liz Diller, Thom Filicia, Ian Schrager, Patrik Schumacher and more, will speak on panels and breakout workshops.
  • CALL FOR CONTENT: Sequitur - BU Graduate Student Art History Journal

    Dates: 18 Jan – 15 Feb, 2017
    Sequitur Issue 3:2 Spring 2017 CFP: Oops! Deadline: February 15 The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for our Spring 2017 issue titled Oops! This issue will explore works of art and architecture that emerge from mistakes, failures, and revisions. We invite submissions that reflect on the creative process and its various unintended outcomes, such as happy accidents, unanticipated triumphs, disastrous miscalculations, good-faith errors, and careless blunders. Although history tends to ignore “oops!” moments in favor of successful ends, we seek submissions that find value in the unpredicted. Possible subjects may include (but are not limited to): unfinished artworks and unrealized architectural projects; heavily criticized exhibitions; building disasters and demolitions; revisitations and revisions of earlier projects; creative processes that invite elements of transformation, chance, and the unforeseeable; genres and movements that cultivate the accidental (such as Dada); techniques designed to undercut conscious intention (such as automatism); the processes of making and unmaking; public or critical failures; and unexpected successes. We also welcome proposals for research spotlights that discuss insights gained from research snafus or methodological mishaps. We encourage submissions that take advantage of the online format of the journal, such as multimedia proposals for essays and reviews and audio/visual interviews. We invite full submissions in a variety of genres, including: Featured essays (1000 words) Essays must be submitted in full by the deadline below to be considered for publication. Content is open and at the discretion of the author, but essays should present original material that is suitable to the stipulated word limit. Please adhere to the formatting guidelines available at: Visual Essays offer opportunities for M.Arch. or M.F.A. students to showcase a selection of original work. The work must be reproducible in a digital format. Submissions should include .jpegs of up to ten artworks, and must be prefaced by an introduction or artist’s statement of 250 words or less that connects these objects to our theme. All images must be captioned and should be at least 500 DPI. We invite proposals (200 words max) for the following pieces (Note: Reviews of any type are not required to adhere to the issue’s theme): Exhibition reviews (500 words) Exhibitions currently on display or very recently closed are especially sought. Book or exhibition catalogue reviews (500 words) Reviews of recently published books and catalogues are especially sought. Interviews (750 words) Preference may be given to those who can provide audio or video recordings of the interview. Field reports/Research spotlights (500 words) This is an opportunity for students conducting research to share their findings and experiences in a more casual format than a formal paper. All submissions and proposals are due February 15. Please direct all materials to Text must be in the form of a Word document, and images should be sent as jpeg files. Please provide a recent CV. Please include “Sequitur Spring 2017” and type of submission/proposal in the subject line, and your name, institution and program, year in program, and contact information in the body of the email. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission or proposal no later than February 20 for May 1 publication. Please note that authors are responsible for obtaining all image copyright releases prior to publication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEQUITUR editors at We look forward to receiving your proposals. Sincerely, The SEQUITUR Editorial Team Erin, Jordan, Sasha, Joseph & Lydia SEQUITUR. we follow art
  • Design + Heritage Symposium

    Philadelphia | Dates: 16 – 18 Mar, 2017
    Design + Heritage Symposium School of Design, University of Pennsylvania Co-sponsored by the PennDesign Graduate Program in Historic Preservation Program and the James Marston Fitch Foundation. Join some of the leading designers, scholars, educators and stewards of heritage in the U.S. to explore innovative strategies for thoughtful, creative design in historic contexts. For full details and to register go to the website.
  • Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South

    Charlottesville | Dates: 24 – 25 Mar, 2017
    The Inaugural Symposium of the Center for Cultural Landscapes, “Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South,” investigates the intersections between scholarship and practice around race, memory, and commemoration. The event features Dell Upton as a keynote speaker and a half-day workshop program on Saturday with Mabel O. Wilson, John Mason, Sara Zewde, and other speakers on contested sites of commemoration in the southeastern United States. The workshop program kicks off the Institute for Environmental Negotiation’s initiative to develop guidance for communities and institutions seeking to tell a more complete racial history and change their narrative through the representation of their past history, identity and values.
  • The Victorian Society in America Summer Schools invite you to a lecture by Richard Guy Wilson

    New York | Dates: 16 – 16 Feb, 2017
    "The New American Opalescent Color: Newport, Chicago, and England". Lecture by Richard Guy Wilson, VSA Newport Summer School Director and Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia. Lecture is FREE to the public Thursday, February 16th at 6pm Learn about the VSA Summer Schools in Newport, London and Chicago before this year’s March 1st application deadline. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, February 13 to
  • 1963 Dream: 2017 Realities, Creativity & Black Diaspora Architects

    San Antonio | Dates: 18 – 18 Jan, 2017
    DREAMWEEK SAN ANTONIO, 2017, AIA San Antonio/Women in Architecture, Alamo Colleges
  • Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow

    Houston | Dates: 16 Jan – 06 Mar, 2017
    With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a renewable one-year appointment in the theory, history, and/or practice of Spatial Humanities. The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial humanities, give a presentation to colleagues at Rice, assist the HRC in organizing a lecture series, and offer one course per year related to his or her research. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year, with an annual salary of $55,000 and allowances for research and relocation to Houston. Eligibility: Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, art history, architecture, geography, history, and/or literary studies, whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to spatial humanities are eligible to apply. The fellow should have experience working with geospatial technologies or 3D modeling software. The fellow must have received a PhD between January 2014 and June 30, 2017. Application Materials: -Cover Letter -Three page CV; please also list the three references who will submit recommendation letters -1000-word research project proposal -500-word statement outlining applicant’s active participation (theoretical or practical) in spatial humanities -Course proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course on spatial humanities -Three recommendation letters In order to apply, please go to
  • Docomomo US National Symposium: Modernism and Climate

    Phoenix | Dates: 29 Mar – 02 Apr, 2017
    The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.

    Join us in Phoenix, Arizona for the Fifth Annual Docomomo US National Symposium March 29th through April 2nd, 2017, in collaboration with Modern Phoenix Week. The 2017 Symposium entitled Modernism and Climate will look how modern design approached desert climates creatively and how those design strategies continue to be relevant in light of our search for sustainable solutions and what we can learn from those creative efforts. As the only national event dedicated to all aspects of the preservation of Modernism, the symposium will bring together world renowned designers, scholars, students, and professionals from around the country.
  • Docomomo US 2017 Modernism in America Awards

    Dates: 13 Jan – 01 Mar, 2017
    Docomomo US is accepting submissions for the 2017 Modernism in America Awards in the following categories: Design, Inventory/Survey and Advocacy. Now in its fourth year, the Modernism in America Awards acknowledges the people and projects working to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our modern heritage sensitively and productively.

    Early nominations are due by March 1, 2017, and all nominations must be submitted by April 14, 2017. Winners will be announced June 20, 2017 and recognized at an awards ceremony to be held in New York City later in the fall. The jury will be announced as confirmed in the following weeks.
  • CFP: Architectural Theory Review 21.3: Designing Commodity Cultures

    Dates: 13 – 30 Jan, 2017
    Monocultural production?the dominance of a single raw material in a
    regional economy?has figured strongly in the designs and representations of
    the Global South. From the intimacy of sensory experience to the ravages of
    war, raw materials have linked disparate territories through transnational
    circuits of exchange, imperial regimes, and technology transfers. What
    remains under examined is the relationship of these commodities to
    aesthetics and the construction of the built environment in connection to
    the rise of global capitalism. This special issue of *Architectural Theory
    Review* will argue that the extraction, processing, storage, and
    circulation of commodities has shaped images, buildings, and landscapes
    across Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

    What are some of the methodologies required by this shift from the iconic,
    singular object to the infrastructural network linked to the trade of
    primary materials and transfer of technologies? In exploring these themes,
    this special issue will examine architecture?s links to a larger
    constellation of disciplines, from graphic design to photography to
    infrastructure. Potential papers might treat the role of cattle, grain, or
    coffee as architecture and design participate in their commodification. For
    instance, how does oil figure in the architecture of Iraqi modernism? How
    does the sugar industry inform the logic of Cuban urbanism? We are
    interested in research that addresses a wide range of geographical areas
    and time periods, from the conquests of the fifteenth century to our
    neoliberal present, paying close attention to the relationship between
    aesthetics, politics, and economics.

    *Architectural Theory Review*, founded at the University of Sydney in 1996
    and now in its twentieth year, is the pre-eminent journal of architectural
    theory in the Australasian region. Published by Routledge in print and
    online, the journal is an international forum for generating, exchanging,
    and reflecting on theory in and of architecture. All texts are subject to a
    rigorous process of blind peer review.

    Guest Editors

    Ana Mar?a Le?n
    Niko Vicario
    Submission instructions

    The deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts is 30 January 2017.
    Please submit manuscripts to the journal?s website:

    When uploading your manuscript please indicate that you are applying for
    this special issue: vol. 21.3 ? Designing Commodity Cultures. For any
    questions regarding this issue, please directly contact Ana Mar?a Le?n and
    Niko Vicario.

    Manuscript submission guidelines
    be found on the *Architectural Theory Review* website.
  • CFP: EXTREME: Rethinking the Limits to Community, Architecture, and Urbanism

    Longyearbyen, Svalbard | Dates: 13 Jan – 28 Feb, 2017
    Density and sparsity, height and depth, hot and cold, centre and periphery, wet and dry, war and conflict: People the world over have adapted their living practices, architectures, and landscapes to extreme conditions. In our globalised era, local conceptions of the ideal dwelling, city, and community are increasingly exposed to alternative understandings. How do the house in the country and the flat in the skyscraper, the remote mountain village and the hyper-dense world city, the frigid arctic science station and the blazing desert financial district differ from and resemble one another? Can extreme environments foster innovative lifestyles that are conducive to community and inspire beneficial future urbanisms? Or do the technical solutions relied upon to help people cope with extremes of population, climate, light, height, and other factors necessarily distance people from each other and from the natural environment?

    This interdisciplinary conference probes the limits to community, architecture, and urbanism from the perspectives of urban studies, geography, design, architecture, anthropology, sociology, and other fields and disciplines.

    About Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
    Longyearbyen (population 2200) is the world's northernmost town, the main settlement in Norway's vast, icy Svalbard archipelago. The polar night, when the sun never breaches the horizon, lasts from late October until mid-February. Most residents stay for only a season or a few years, and even those who remain must eventually return to their homelands: Because Norway provides no health and social care, it is colloquially said that 'In Svalbard, it is illegal to die.' Furthermore, the risk of attack by polar bears means that people are only permitted to leave town in the company of someone with firearms training.

    Although Longyearbyen is iconically remote, the town is highly cosmopolitan, hosting citizens of over 40 nations and an economy based on tourism and mining.

    About the conference.
    Delegates will arrive in Longyearbyen on 21 January. On 22 and 25 January, delegates will take tours out into Svalbard's spectacular arctic landscape: a hike to an ice cave and a trip out into the polar night on by dog sled. Conference presentations by delegates will be held on 23-24 January at Radisson Blu Polar Hotel Spitsbergen. Full registration covers five dinners and all conference activities.

    How to make a presentation.
    Presentations are welcome on all aspects of life in extreme conditions. Presentations last 15 minutes and will be followed by around 5 minutes' question time. The early deadline for abstracts is 28 February 2017, but to take advantage of early registration rates and ensure that you have time to seek funding from your institution or government, we recommend that you submit your abstract early. You can submit an abstract here:

    If you have any questions, please e-mail convenor Adam Grydehøj ( 
  • ARDETH 02. Bottega: Ecology of design practice (PONZO Giorgio)

    Dates: 13 Jan – 02 Oct, 2017
    BOTTEGA: ecology of design practice

    Theme Editor: Albena Yaneva

    Deadline: 10/02/2017

    "If we are to offer a sound advice about how architectural practice ought to function, we must know more about how it functions now" (Cuff 1992: 6)
    Until the 1970s architectural researchers have focused all their attention on the professional products - buildings and places. The process of design was considered as insignificant; it started receiving empirical attention rather late. The first studies that bear witness for architectural processes date from the 1980s. Two works are paradigmatic in this respect: Donald Sch?n's work on educational practice (Sch?n 1987) and Dana Cuff's work on professional architectural practice (Cuff 1992). While Sch?n argued that reflection-in-action stands against the systematic, scientific, linear way of knowing basing his observations on studio-situated ethnography of professional schools, Cuff's ethnography dug deeply into the significance of the daily professional lives of architects and offered a better understanding of architectural practice.
    In the last fifteen years we witnessed a new ethnographic wave of studies that focused on practising architecture (Jacobs and Merriman 2011). Inspired by pragmatism and Science and Technology Studies (STS), this body of research aimed at grasping the socio-material dimension of architectural practice (Callon 1996). They all relied on the assumption that architecture is collective but it is shared with a variety of non-humans. It is not a social construction, like Diana Cuff assumed, but rather a composition of many heterogeneous elements, an assemblage. These "new ethnographies" followed the principles of no hierarchy, attention to the detail, symmetry: attention to what happens between humans and nonhumans; undivided attention to words and the gestural and non-verbal language. Paying specific attention to the texture of ordinary life of deisgners, they generated "thick descriptions" of the knowledge practices of different participants in design published as monographs of ar!
    chitectural practices (Houdart 2009, Loukisass 2012, Yaneva 2009). This recent trend could be also termed as "ethnographic turn in architecture" as it is the outcome of several related processes: the emergence of a reflexivity trend among architectural professionals as a key epistemological feature of architectural studies, the growing realisation of architecture as a social practice and the social nature of outcomes of architectural production, the tendency to acknowledge the collective nature of design.
    As a methodological innovation, the reintroduction of the ethnographic methods into architecture twenty years after the pioneering work of Dana Cuff does hold remarkable potential to investigate new questions. This new development can contribute to dislodge the certainty of traditional architectural knowledge, the belief placed in the absolute authority of the historical archives and its simplifications by its practitioners reducing, even naturalising architectural research to the production of critical discourse about practices, yet taking it far from the nitty-gritty realities of design making.
    This special issue of Ardeth invites contributions that will address the ecology of contemporary architectural practice. "Ecology of practice" (Stengers 2010) is a politically sensitive concept used to capture and understand contemporary design practice. We invite contributions that will:

     *   scrutinize architectural practice as complex ecology involving actors with variable ontology, scale and politics
     *   reflect theoretically and analytically on the concept of 'practice' and trace how practice has been tackled from different perspectives: from the 'Story of Practice' of Cuff and Blau's 'Architects and Firms', to recent studies of architectural and engineering practices based on multi-sited ethnographies (OMA, Foster, FOA/AZPA, Kuma, Arup, etc.)
     *   explore empirically different formats of design (modeling, presenting, competing, exhibiting, etc.) reflecting meticulously on their specific epistemologies and their role for the 'reflective practice' of architectural design
     *   reflect on the importance of ethnography for understanding contemporary architectural practices; what is the nature, the epistemological underpinnings, the potential pitfalls, and the political dimensions and challenges of architectural ethnography?
  • New Indigenous Architecture of the Pacific Rim Public Lecture

    South Brisbane | Dates: 17 – 17 Jan, 2017
    The University of Queensland’s Indigenous Design Place network and School of Architecture will present a public lecture by three of the Indigenous contributors, to a forthcomig volume on indigenous modern architecture around the world,  two of whom are editors. Carroll Go-Sam (Brisbane), Daniel Glenn (Seattle) and Albert Refiti (Auckland) will each present at New Indigenous architecture of the Pacific Rim on Tuesday 17th January 6-8pm at the State Library of Queensland. This will be followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Dr Elizabeth Grant and Professor Paul Memmott, director of the Indigenous Design Place network and the Aboriginal Environments Research Centre, both University of Queensland initiatives.

    More details and free tickets are available here:
  • PhD Scholarships in Innovation in Advanced Multi-Storey Housing Manufacture

    Sydney | Dates: 13 Jan – 05 Feb, 2017
    Commonwealth, Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Project Innovation in Advanced Multi-Storey Housing Manufacture Scholarships Innovation in Applied Design Lab

    Project ID: CRC-P50578
    The University of Sydney?s Innovation in Applied Design Lab at the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning, together with industry partners Lendlease and DesignMake, have been awarded a prestigious Commonwealth Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Project grant. The research project will focus on innovating in the multi-storey manufactured housing area, and building on the leading work already carried out by Lendlease and DesignMake. The focus on prefabricated and modular housing reflects the growing global interest in the transformation of the construction industry towards a more industrialised, smart and sustainable manufacturing industry.

    Lendlease and its subsidiary DesignMake have been at the forefront of innovation in tall timber buildings for several years. The collaboration between Lendlease, DesignMake, and the Innovation in Applied Design Lab on this CRC-P grant aims to unlock the potential growth of Australia?s prefabricated building industry. The CRC-P Grant will enable the next generation of engineers and architects to apply advanced manufacturing principles to prefabricated modular buildings. The CRC-P aims to secure the Australian industry?s competitive advantage in the global value chain leading to local employment growth and increased exports of prefabricated products and services.

    PhD Scholarship in Architecture at the University of Sydney As part of the CRC Project, the University of Sydney together with Lendlease and DesignMake, are seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for two PhD scholarships. The PhD candidates will work within the Innovation in Applied Design Lab<> and industry partners under the supervision by Associate Professor Mathew Aitchison and other faculty within the Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Interested applicants should refer to the Scholarships and Application Details below.

    Selection Criteria ? Ph.D Scholarship in Architecture We are seeking appropriately qualified PhD candidates who has the capability to undertake a wide spectrum of research and development associated with the prefabricated construction industry. Candidates will work directly with Lendlease and DesignMake, along with the wider research group, and will require a broad range of skill sets and experience across a number of categories. Candidates will need to respond to some of the following selection criteria:

    Essential Criteria

      *   At least two years work experience in academia or practice
      *   Applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity at least two of the following five thematic areas:

      1.  Supply Chain Innovation: Logistics & Time-Cost Motion Analysis
      2.  Configurator: Integrated Design, Manufacturing, and Process Platform
      3.  Digitising Field Activities: Site/Factory Interface
      4.  Material Fabrication Technologies and Techniques
      5.  High Performance Modular Building Envelopes Desirable Criteria ? Architecture

      *   Excellence in Residential design and construction
      *   Experience in innovation in prefabrication and fabrication design, technologies and processes
      *   Research experience, including published research or designs.
    Scholarship Details ? PhD Scholarship in Architecture

      *   Start Date: ASAP and to be agreed with the advisory team.
      *   Duration:  Three years full-time research towards a PhD degree. A limited extension of this scholarship by 3-6 months may be agreed with the advisory team.
      *   Remuneration - Successful candidates will receive $32,000per annum (indexed annually, and in some cases tax exempt). Candidates will also be eligible to apply for further internal funding towards research travel.
      *   The scholarship is open to domestic and international applicants that are eligible for admission to candidature for a higher degree by research (international applicants, please note that the scholarship provides a living allowance and will not pay the tuition fees). Domestic applicants are exempt from tuition fees. The candidate must be enrolled in full-time study, meet the eligibility criteria set out in this document, and able to attend an interview, preferably in person, but also by remote video conferencing. For further information relating the admissions process, please refer to: Postgraduate research entry requirements<>.
      *   Please refer to the detailed entry requirement, linked below. On occasion, candidates can be admitted by official invitation and through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), through CV / Folio submission where appropriate.
    Application Process
    Applications open 16th December 2016 00:00am Eastern Australian Standard Time.
    Applications close 5th February 2017. 11:30pm Eastern Australian Standard Time.
    Applicants must:

      1.  Submit a cover letter of no more than two A4 pages, addressing: the selection criteria in this application package; the motivation behind the application for this scholarship; and, any other relevant information.
      2.  Curriculum Vitae containing a minimum of academic qualifications, work experience, evidence of research/practice experience, and any other information relevant to the criteria listed in the application packages.
    If you have any questions, please email the Innovation in Applied Design Lab Manager Rachel Couper,<>
  • CFP: Architectural Fantasies (London, 13-15 Jun 17)

    London | Dates: 13 – 26 Jan, 2017
    The Courtauld Institute of Art, June 13 - 15, 2017
    Deadline: Jan 26, 2017

    Fantasy in Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction

     From the capriccios of Piranesi and Canaletto to Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, Archigram’s drawings in the 1970s, and contemporary video game architecture, architectural fantasies have been produced and reproduced for centuries. On the one hand, architectural fantasies stir the imagination, represent future possibilities, and utopian dreams, on the other, they reflect and reproduce political ideologies, societal aspirations and anxieties. Though by definition, fantasy relates to that outside reality, or beyond possibility, the examples listed above engage directly with reality and they exist as realised projects in the form of architectural representations – on paper, as models, as reproductions or as digital files.

    This symposium aims to consider the intersection of fantasy and reality by examining a broad range of architectural production from the middle ages to the present day across different cultures and media. It invites explorations of the often blurred lines, or tensions between fantasy and reality in architecture and its representation. This could include, the consideration of fantasy architecture in all its multi-media forms as ‘realised’, looking at the ways in which built projects are rendered fantastic through representation and reproduction, or the ways in which fantasy architecture engages with reality by highlighting society’s aspirations or anxieties.

    Architectural fantasies created in drawings, paintings, computer renders, etchings, photographs and films and three dimensional examples in models, pavilions, or virtual reality will be considered, along with built structures, as vital forms of architectural production that both reflect and produce reality. How does the production of architectural fantasies relate to reality and attempt to shape it? How do representations of architecture construct or perpetuate fantasies of the built environment?
    How have architects, city planners and/or politicians and rulers used architecture to reinforce fantastical notions of reality? What is the role of the mass media in the production and dissemination of architectural fantasies in popular culture? In what ways do representations of built or soon to be built projects contribute to the construction of fantasy? The conference seeks to address these questions and more.

    Topics could include, but are not limited to:

    - Unbuildable architecture
    - Architecture as symbol
    - The use and abuse of digital renderings and 3D modeling in contemporary architecture
    - Architectural photography and the construction of mediated views of architecture
    - The reproduction of architecture in mass media
    - Architecture in film and theatre sets
    - Paper architecture
    - Architectural models for built and un-built architecture, models as tools for teaching,
    - The Pavilion as a test bed for architecture, and/or as an expression of National mythology
    - Dolls houses and play houses, or other examples of architecture and play
    - Architecture and taste, class, and consumption
    - Futurism, historicism, utopisanism and distopianism
    - Representations of architecture in popular culture

    The first day of the symposium, 13 June will be an opportunity for the participants to visit architectural collections in London. This will be followed by presentations of papers on 14 and 15 June.

    Proposals are welcome from postgraduate, early-career and established researchers working in all relevant disciplines. Please send a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words together with a short CV and 100 word biography to Marie Collier ( by Thursday 26 January 2017. Successful candidates will be notified in mid-February.
    Papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length.

    Partial funding may be available to cover some travel costs.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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