ACADIA was formed for the purpose of facilitating communication and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science. The organization is committed to the research and development of computational methods that enhance design creativity, rather than simply production, and that aim at contributing to the construction of humane physical environments. A particular focus is education and the software, hardware and pedagogy involved in education. Please visit the main ACADIA website for more information.
University of Colorado—Denver
Students in the College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) at the University of Colorado Denver engage directly with a vibrant city, dynamic communities, and magnificent landscapes. Students benefit from small class sizes, dedicated faculty and staff, strong student organizations, internships and mentorships with local professionals, abundant opportunities to engage in research and creative activities, and the vitality of LoDo (Lower Downtown Denver) where we reside. Degree programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, and Historic Preservation may be combined or customized to form unique plans of study. The college also offers an interdisciplinary PhD Program
CAADRIA organizes an annual conference, the first of which was held in 1996 in Hong Kong. Since then, 20 conferences have been held in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. The conferences provide an opportunity for teachers, students, researchers, and practitioners to meet each other and learn about the latest research in the field. The proceedings of the conferences are available both online and in research libraries around the world.
CAADRIA was founded with the following objectives:
— To facilitate the dissemination of information about CAAD among Asian schools of architecture, planning, engineering, and building sciences.
— To encourage the exchange of staff, students, experience, courseware, and software among schools.
— To identify research and develop needs in CAAD education and to initiate collaboration to satisfy them.
— To promote research and teaching in CAAD that enhances creativity rather than production.
CAADRIA is one of the four founding organizations of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), and supervises one issue each year. IJAC is published by Multi-Science in both paper and electronic versions.
Department of Architecture at HKU
The Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading architectural schools. Design thinking is at the core of its values and the Department prides itself on providing an active and dynamic research environment. The scholars and professionals who constitute the teaching staff of the Department represent a diversity of research interests. The scale and breadth of case studies in the region offer a potential portfolio of exciting research projects and a laboratory structure offers opportunities to pool efforts, cross disciplinary boundaries and develop forums for exchange. The Department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in an intense and demanding environment, where staff members take an active part in shaping the Department's culture through both teaching and administrative responsibilities. The promising and energetic community of students come from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Asia, and across the world.