September 13, 2017

We’ve got a great lineup for you at this year’s CRIT Live, happening Saturday, October 14, with some outstanding programming from professionals. This is also a great way that AIAS members can showcase the work they are doing. Come support your peers and learn more about how you can do great design research.

Northeast Quad – Cornell University

Refugee Camps: Informal Permanence of Temporary Infrastructure – Maria Syed & Anupama Thiagarajan, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Soft: An Investigation into the Role of Gender Expression in Architecture – Amy Rosen, Carnegie Mellon University
Eco-Delta – Riley McDonald, Montana State University
de·struo – Zain Islam-Hashmi, Carnegie Mellon University
The Aesthetics In Adaptive Reuse – Sophia Assaf-Bautista, Marywood University
Local Culture, Bamboo Architecture & a Sustainable Lineage – Jake Whitehead, Temple University

South Quad – Georgia Institute of Technology

Urban Residue: Opportunities for Affordable Housing – Pavan Iyer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Seoul Accelerator – Roberto Bucheli, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Role of Order in Persian Garden – Hamideh Rimaz, Savannah College of Art & Design

Midwest Quad – University of Cincinnati

Locally-Sourced Architecture: Social Capital and Local Materials as Drivers of Economic Development – Alejandra Cervantes, University of Minnesota
How Architecture can Help Combat Obesity – Kelsey Kauffman, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Exploring Acoustical Design for Special Needs Children – Angella Dariah, University of Minnesota
Developing a 3-D Printed Concrete Wall with Embedded Insulation Inspired by Biomimicry – Brigid Callaghan, Kent State University

West Quad – University of Arizona

Left to Write – Marley Robb, Montana State University
Transitioning Out Onto the Streets – Tony Lopez, Woodbury University, Burbank
The Evolution of an Idea – Gabrielle Robinson, University of Arizona
Rehabilitation Center For The Homeless – Jamie Nguyen, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
L’eau Lachine: Water’s contribution to the development of Montreal – Yara Hadi, University of Arizona

Still need a reason to attend CRIT Live? Here are a few more


Hear from industry professionals who are leading some of the world’s most research-intensive architecture firms.


Learn from the pros. Some of the nation’s leading design research experts from the world’s most research-intensive architecture firms will walk you through what they’ve learned along the way, including how to select a topic, how to plan a project, how to structure the work, how to apply for funding, how to present research, and how to publish it. These research mavens will show you how to make your research impactful, meaningful, and professional.

Networking Opportunity

Network with peers from your quadrant along with local professions who are as interested in research as you are!

Social Event

Each CRIT Live location will host a social event the evening of October 14th. This is a GREAT opportunity for you to meet and socialize with students in different chapters as well as meet potential mentors.

School Tour

Thinking about graduate school or maybe transferring? This is a great opportunity to explore a different school, check out the architecture building, and meet some of the professors.

explore and learn different topic areas

Struggling to come up with your thesis topic? This is a great way to explore what others are doing and discuss topics of interest with those who have already been around the block.

What You’ll Learn

Great design starts with great research
Understand how to take a research project from blank page to published work
Learn to use data, evidence, and facts to inform your design with rigor and reason

Who Will be There

Thesis students
Graduate students
Anyone seeking to empower their studio work with the benefits of research

We look forward to seeing you next month at CRIT Live!

Registration ends September 22, 2017.

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