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ACSA’s First Publication in Series ACSA is pleased to announce the release of The Green Braid, the first in a series of volumes published by Routledge in a special ACSA Architectural Education Series. The intent of this series is to produce readers for use across the curriculum in architecture and design programs matching current lines of scholarly inquiry with curricular needs. Each reader focuses on a thematic topic and is composed of chapters presented originally at ACSA conferences along with invited chapters. Leading edge design work and scholarships are included to give faculty, students and professionals resources for the studio and classroom.

The Green Braid (Paperback) is also available for purchase on the Publications/Resources section of the ACSA website Special Members Price: $35.00 + $6.50 S&H Non-Members Price: $39.38 + $6.50 S&H

Providing a primer on sustainability, The Green Braid places sustainability at the center of excellent architectural design. No other volume addresses sustainability within the context of architectural history, theory, peda-

gogy, and design, making this book an ideal source for architects in framing their practices, and therefore their architectural production, in a sustainable manner.

The Green Braid, edited by Kim Tanzer and Rafael Longoria, presents the discipline’s best thinking on sustainability in written, drawn, and built form, drawing on over 15 years of peer-reviewed essays and national design awards published by ACSA. Some of these authors include Jennifer Siegal, Lawrence Scarpa, Grace La, James Dallman, Mónica Ponce de León, and Nader Tehrani, all of whom have contributed chapters on design. Authors from previous ACSA Annual Meeting paper topics include David Orr, D. Michelle Addington, Dana Buntrock, and Lisa R. Findley. Special invited authors include Ellen Dunham-Jones, Thomas Fisher, and Steven Moore.


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ACSA seeks new BOOK proposals

Books in the series are intended as texts or supplemental readers for lecture and studio courses. As such, the book’s content should be selected for use primarily by faculty and students. Proposals Proposals must be made using a special proposal form, available at Prospective editors should plan to clearly articulate the volume’s subject and the editor’s particular approach to addressing it. The proposal should indicate the overall organization of the book and describe each part or section. Proposals from editorial teams are encouraged. Proposals will be reviewed by a series editorial board. The board will recommend acceptance,

rejection, or revision of proposals. Once a proposal is accepted, the editors will be offered a contract for publication. Editorial Content The bulk of the book should be created from scholarly papers and design work presented at ACSA conferences. Up to five chapters that do not come from ACSA conferences may be included to supplement or frame the book. These chapters may be specially prepared for the volume or come from other sources. The editors are expected to write introductions and other material surrounding the volume’s core content. Editorial Support The proposal form outlines in greater detail the editorial support available for the volume and the expected responsibilities of editors, authors, and ACSA in completing the manuscript for an accepted proposal. Royalties for sales of books in the series will go to ACSA. However, editors of volumes under

contract for the series will receive a stipend to support manuscript completion. Additionally, the index to the volume will be prepared by the publishers at no cost to the editors. Upon request, ACSA can make available PDF copies of ACSA proceedings for prospective editors to use, as well as a PDF copy of the Index of the Proceedings of the ACSA Annual Meetings 1985–2006. Contact Kevin Mitchell, kmitchell@, 202/785 2324, to access the digital documents or with other questions. Deadline Proposals received by October 15, 2007, will be reviewed by December 1, 2007. Editorial Board Michael Benedikt, University of Texas at Austin; Luis Carranza, Roger Williams University; Thomas Fisher, University of Minnesota; Lisa Iwamoto, University of California at Berkeley; Fernando Luiz Lara, University of Michigan; John Stuart, Florida International University


ACSA seeks proposals for thematic anthologies of papers presented at its conferences. The volumes will be included in the “Architectural Education Series” with Routledge/Taylor & Francis. The second volume, which follows The Green Braid published in March 2007, will focus on urban design, and is planned for release in 2008.

ACSA News September 2007  

ACSA News, published monthly during the academic year (September through May), serves the essential function of exchanging timely informatio...

ACSA News September 2007  

ACSA News, published monthly during the academic year (September through May), serves the essential function of exchanging timely informatio...