We are at a critical transition in architectural education – a transition that must propel schools to address the urgency of the multiple challenges facing our current environment. Join us in engaging this transition at the 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design, in Portland, Oregon, October 18-19, 2019.

Through an abstract and reviewed-paper process (including traditional, poster, and lightning presentations), we call on faculty, practitioners, content experts, and students to shape the future of design teaching. Synthesize, document, and share your most effective lessons; those that will move design away from creating fossil-fuel based communities, toward building environments that are healthy, resilient, and carbon-emissions-free. We plan multiple ways to capture the outcomes of the conference, one of which will be an edited book or journal of selected symposium papers.

Proposals, due March 1, 2019, must include innovative pedagogical content that relates to teaching and learning for design studios, lectures, or seminar courses. We are seeking presentations on these topics: Design Integration, Design for a Changing Climate, Digital Approaches, and Education in Practice. Presentations will take place as one track in a venue that will hold approximately 120 people. The objective of the 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design is to gather significant and innovative pedagogical work from national and international scholars and practitioners.

The Symposium will launch on Friday (October 18, 2019) with an evening keynote and reception and run the full day on Saturday (October 19, 2019) at the University of Oregon’s White Stag Building in downtown Portland, Oregon. We’re planning optional tours on Sunday (October 20, 2019). A limited hotel room block has been reserved for participants.

Important Dates:

January 1, 2019: Calls for Abstracts
January 1, 2019: Registration Opens
March 1, 2019: Abstract deadline
March 30, 2019: Abstract acceptance decision
June 30, 2019: Full paper/poster deadline
July 22, 2019: Notification of paper/poster acceptance, with comments
August 15, 2019: Final paper(s)/poster(s) deadline
August 30, 2019: Early registration deadline
September 18, 2019: Registration closes (no refunds after this date)
October 18–19, 2019: Symposium
October 20, 2019: Walking tour (tbd, optional)

Organizing Committee:

Professor Alison Kwok, Ph.D, AIA and Emeritus Professor John Reynolds, FAIA, University of Oregon [co-organizers]
Isabel Rivera, Ph.D. candidate, University of Oregon [Symposium coordinator]
Professor Walter Grondzik, P.E., Ball State University
Professor Bruce Haglund, AIA Assoc., University of Idaho
Assistant Professor Emily McGlohn, AIA, Auburn University
Associate Professor Ulrike Passe, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Assistant Professor Siobhan Rockcastle, Ph.D., University of Oregon

2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design is supported by:

University of Oregon Reynolds Sustainability Endowment
UO Allen Technical Teaching Endowment
UO Department of Architecture
Jeffrey Cook Charitable Trust
Society of Building Science Educators