TxA Interactive

As part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen our bonds with the schools of architecture in Texas, the Texas Society of Architects is launching our First Annual TxA Interactive, a peer-reviewed presentation and publication program, to be held in conjunction with our 2013 Convention and Design Expo.

TxA Interactive Call for Papers

Call for Papers

TxA Interactive is an initiative to bring experimental research and exploration among academics and practitioners to a broad audience of designers, practicing architects, construction industry executives, building products manufacturers, students, and other researchers. It takes advantage of the collection of over 2000 representatives of these fields at the Texas Society of Architects Convention and Design Expo to create a forum for sharing new ideas being formulated in Schools of Architecture and elsewhere.

Selected academics and researchers will have the opportunity to present their papers at three 90-minute sessions at the 2013 Texas Society of Architects Convention and Design Expo, taking place November 7-9 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. After the Convention, the full papers will be printed in an annual publication. Chaired by Kory Bieg, assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, this opportunity is open to everyone – all educators and members, including Academic Members, can submit to TxA Interactive.

The focus for this inaugural TxA Interactive will be developments in Digital Technology that inform design and fabrication in architecture and building. Topics that are of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Digital fabrication and rapid prototyping
  • Robotic craft and assembly
  • Integrated design tools
  • Computational models of building performance
  • Composite and synthetic materials
  • Responsive environments
  • Digital design theory

Submitting Your Paper

  • Abstracts (500 words) for papers are due June 1, 2013
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by July 1, 2013
  • Full papers (2,000 to 4,000 words) are due October 1, 2013
  • Images should be included with your abstract
  • Author names should be redacted from the abstract to maintain anonymity

Submissions Checklist

  • Create a PDF or Word document of the abstract
  • Email it to convention@texasarchitects.org
  • Use the subject line “TxA Interactive” 
  • Abstract submissions must be anonymous

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Talk About It

About 4 years ago: Donna Kacmar

I think this is a great program to connect the profession to academia!