SoA Faculty Present at the ACSA Annual Meeting

Woodbury School of Architecture faculty members will be presenting at the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting, The Ethical Imperative, in Denver, Colorado.

The Ethical Imperative
March 15-17th, 2018
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, I.M. Pei Tower
1550 Court Place, Denver, CO, 80202

Adjunct Faculty member Deborah Richmond will present “The Welcoming City”

Woodbury librarian and Associate Professor Cathryn Copper will present “A Faculty-Librarian Collaboration in the Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Project and Thesis Preparation Courses”

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair Heather Flood will moderate the session: The First Hundred Days and will present in the JAE Special Session: “The Project of Projection”

Professor and Associate Dean Marc J Neveu will be involved in the following sessions:
TAD Workshop: “Defining Your Research.”
JAE Special Session: “Preserve”
JAE Special Session: “The Project of Projection”
ACSA Session: “Architecture’s Approach to STEM”

Find out more on the full schedule.


In its material, cultural, and economic effects, architecture poses essential and unavoidable ethical quandaries and challenges. In its performative capacity to express ideology, architecture is inexorably entangled in questions of power and legitimation. As part of an interconnected global economic infrastructure that consumes natural resources at an alarming rate, architecture raises new and pressing questions with which educators, practitioners, and students must engage.

Given that there is an infinitely ethical dimension to every aspect of architecture, the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting will seek to solicit wide reflection on the ethical challenges of architecture in a world in flux.

Architecture as practice and as discipline and pedagogy struggles to solve problems and to advance culture. Within this struggle the discipline faces an ambiguity of values and agenda. The relationship between these two purposes, problem solving and cultural advancement, often exists as a rift, a great chasm filled with nuanced dilemmas related to ethics and power.

Join us for the ACSA Annual Meeting in Denver 2018 to engage these and other fundamental questions that face educators across the curriculum.

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