The ACADIA – Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture – Conference has announced the list of their keynote speakers for this year. The Conference will be held in Los Angeles, California at the USC School of Architecture on October . 23rd-35th . 2014. The conference also includes workshops and tours will be held on October . 20th-22nd & 26th . 2014.

ACADIA is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals. ACADIA supports critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning, and building science, encouraging innovation in design creativity, sustainability, and education.

According to their website, The ACADIA 2014 – DESIGN AGENCY will bring together the spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within the ACADIA community through the combined support of the research networks of the University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Southern California Institute of Architecture. Questions the capacity for computation to inform or challenge traditional design processes; computation as design operation – the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power, and/or computation as design instrumentality – the design mechanism through which power is exerted or an end is achieved.

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Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

The confirmed key note speakers so far are:

– The Pulitzer Prize Winner, Zaha Hadid Architects.

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Zaha Hadid Architects – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

– The Video game designer and co-founder of Maxis, Will Right.

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Will Wright – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

– The Remarkable  Conceptual Artist, Casey Reas.

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Casey Reas – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

– The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects Winner, Marc Fornes.

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Marc Fornes – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

–  & The Tuesday 22nd Evening Event hosted The managing Director of Walter P Moore’s Structural Engineering, Greg Otto.

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Greg Otto – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

The Award Winners:

2014 ACADIA Digital Practice Award of Excellence : The architectural designer, artist and educator, Jenny Sabin.

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Jenny Sabin – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

– 2014 ACADIA Award of Teaching Excellence : The director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, Neil Gershenfeld.

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Neil Gershenfeld – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

– 2014 ACADIA Society Award of Excellence :  Portland Program Director & Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon, Nancy Yen-wen Chen.

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Nancy Yen-wen Cheng – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

– 2014 ACADIA Innovative Academic Program Award of Excellence : The Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Scott R. Marble.

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Scott R. Marble – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

– 2014 ACADIA Innovative Research Award of Excellence : The co-director of the Doctor of Design Program and director of the GSD’s Technology Platform at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Martin Bechthold.

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Martin Bechthold – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

Conference Schedule :

Conference Schedule - Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

Conference Schedule – Courtesy of ACADIA 2014 DESIGN AGENCY Conference

http://2014.acadia.org/

 

 

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