March 20, 2017

The AIAS is excited to announce the second year of its fall research symposia, now titled CRIT Live. CRIT Live aims to accomplish two goals:

  • Provide a platform for AIAS members to present research projects to their peers
  • Train AIAS members in best practices related to funding, conducting, and presenting research

This year’s series will be held from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at four locations around the country:

  • Northeast Quad: Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • South Quad: Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
  • Midwest Quad: University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
  • West Quad: University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Each program will consist of two professional keynotes, a research tutorial workshop, and a series of presentations, pecha kucha segments, and panels exhibiting student research projects. A social event will be planned for Saturday evening by the local host chapter. Sunday will feature an optional campus tour for those interested. Registration will launch later this summer at a fee of $25 for AIAS members and $75 for non-members.

The official Call-for-Proposals is also now open. The AIAS is seeking members who wish to present their finished research or in-progress research at any of the CRIT Live events. There are available spots for the presentation of traditional research studies, project-based research focusing on design, or topical discussions via a panel format. Selected presenters will receive comped entry to the event. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, May 26th at 5pm EST using the link below:

2017 CRIT Live: Call for Proposals


Example Topics or Focus Areas

  • Urban Planning
  • Design and Health
  • Sustainable Innovations
  • New Technologies, Materials and Systems


Presentation Formats

  1. Full Presentation This is a full presentation geared towards completed architectural research studies or theses.
  2. Panel Discussion on Specific Topic – Topics will be solidified based on thematic trends of submissions.
  3. Project-based “Pechakucha” Presentation – A rapid-fire presentation style geared towards showcasing project-based or studio-based work, much like a capstone project.