The TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference brings 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 3,500 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 Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, taking place November 6–8, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Abstracts will be double-blind peer reviewed for acceptance, and the full papers will be printed in an annual publication of proceedings. This opportunity is open to everyone.
Topics of Interest
The focus of the 2014 TxA Emerging Design + Technology 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
Digital design theory
Conference Chair: Kory Bieg, UTSOA