Conference Activities (tentative)

1. Workshops (free for participants with full registration)

Leading authors and educators like Frank Ching, Tim White and others have agreed to create workshops that promise stimulating learning experiences. They are open to conference participants with full registration. Students and practitioners can also participate for a nominal fee of $ 20 per workshop.

Workshop Schedule
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 (1:00 - 5:00)
For Individual Wokshop Details Please Download this Pdf File.

WORKSHOP 01 | Francis DK Ching
Freehand Drawing with Frank Ching
1:00 - 5:00

WORKSHOP 02 | So-Yeon Yoon (Cornell University)
Digital Sketching Workshop

1:00 - 5:00

WORKSHOP 03 | Edward Tim White (Florida A&M University)
Site Analysis

1:00 - 5:00

WORKSHOP 04 | Henry Sorenson (Montanat State University)
Shades of Gray Water Color Workshop
1:00 - 5:00

WORKSHOP 05 || Peili Wang (SCAD)
Wacom Digital Combined with Freehand Rendering

1:00 - 5:00

WORKSHOP 06 || Gernot Reither (SPSU)
Rhino 3D Modeling and Subdivision Geometry

1:00 - 5:00

2. Keynotes
Matthias Hollwich, New York
Todd Bertsch | HOK, Atlanta
Michael Webb of Archigram

3. Parallel Paper Sessions

Parallel paper sessions are open for all participants to attend. Updated schedule will be available with paer title, name of author and affiliation.

4. Reception at Perkins+Will

5. Juried Design Drawing Exhibition

Practitioners, educators, and students involved with design, communication, or media are encouraged to submit visual work that will stimulate formal and informal discussion and explorations of problems and potentials in the evolving dynamic context of design communication. There will be two main categories for the competition: The Design Image Category and Observational Image Category. Both categories will be evaluated in separate sections of Faculty/Staff images, Undergraduate Student Images and Graduate Student Images. The primary content of design images must be unbuilt at the time the image was created, may be any media or format, and may include animations or interactive media. Image examples include design sketches, renderings, presentations or diagrams. The primary content of observational drawings must be in existence at the time the image was created. Drawings may be in any media and format. Examples include travel sketches, measured drawings, building portraits or detail studies.

For more information please download this file.

6. Conference Scheduled Atlanta Architecture Tour (10:00 - 2:00)

Saturday, October 04, 2014 Optional Tour (conditional, based on numbers enrolled): Discovering Atlanta & Contemporary Architecture in Atlanta

A guided tour will be available to highlights of the Atlanta area for an additional fee (see registration). The tour is expected to start around 10:00 AM and end by 2:00 PM. Lunch is included in the tour cost.

This tour of Downtown Atlanta begins with an exploration of the cities early history at the railroad tracks at Underground Atlanta and proceeds to the Fairlie Poplar District site of the cities first commercial development and its earliest skyscraper district. Tour will include local landmarks such as the Chandler Building , Coca Cola's first Headquarters, the Healey Building and the Hurt building. Participants will see how Atlanta 's downtown architecture developed from Victorian period styles, to Art Deco, to Modern. Participants will also see John Portman's Peachtree Center and Marcel Breuer's last work the Atlanta Public Library.

This guided bus tour will explore noted contemporary architecture in the Atlanta area including work by noted architects Paul Rudolph and Michael Graves and Atlanta firms like Scogin Elam and Brey, Plexus R+D, and others.