Waterloo Architecture is hosting the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) 2013 Annual Conference entitled: ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURE. The conference begins with workshops starting October 19 with the main conference running from October 24 to 26. Registration is required to attend the sessions. Day rates have been added by popular demand, permitting those interested to join for shorter periods. The exhibitions are open to the public.
The event, which will showcase the latest developments and thinking in the field of building design, is being held in cooperation with the University of Buffalo, SUNY and the University of Nottingham.
The conference is a valuable opportunity to connect with innovative researchers, creators and technical experts involved in computational design in architecture. An audience of some 370 members is expected including 100 senior registrants, 120 visiting international members of research teams with students from around the world, and 150 Waterloo Architecture, Buffalo, and Nottingham students.
An extraordinarily rich gathering will take place at the riverside location and the century-old warehouse housing the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo: main conference proceedings and keynotes will be staged in the adjacent stained-glass filled church hall of Knox’s Galt Presbyterian Church, with late-night music and projection events staged in a warehouse space just across the river, in the heart of Cambridge.
Exhibitions will include the major European show entitled Prototyping Architecture located in the school atrium and the Design at Riverside gallery. Trade exhibits will surround the main lounge and registration area. Catering will be located in a sunlit loft space on the top floor of the school.
At the heart of the conference will be 40 long and short papers selected by approximately 100 jury members in a double-blind peer reviewed jury process, all presented in open plenary sessions featuring active discussion and debate with the audience. Additionally, 30 research and design posters have been selected by jury for exhibition and presentation. Four books have been produced for the event, accompanied by ebooks.