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Professor Marilys Nepomechie, 2014 ACSA President Elect

Professor Marilys Nepomechie of The College of Architecture + The Arts has been elected national President-Elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.  Her three-year term on the ACSA Executive Board will extend from July 2014 to July 2017; she will serve as President of the national organization in 2015-2016.  (See: http://www.acsa-arch.org/acsa-news/read/read-more/acsa-news/2014/02/21/acsa-update-2.21.14).

ACSA represents 250 schools of architecture in the United States and Canada.  The organization publishes the Journal of Architecture Education [JAE], considered the premier academic journal for our discipline; it provides a forum for current scholarship by convening, organizing and publishing proceedings for regional, national, and international conferences; and it represents the interests of the academy in program accreditation and in all interfaces with the profession of architecture in the U.S. and abroad.

During her tenure on the Executive Board of ACSA, Professor Nepomechie will oversee 2 national, 1 international and 2 regional academic conferences; will serve on the board of JAE;  and will represent ACSA in policy development and discussions with the National Architectural Accreditation Board [NAAB]; the American Institute of Architects [AIA] ; the National Council for Architecture Registration Board [NCARB] and the American Institute of Architecture Students [AIAS].

“In the U.S. and in Canada, ACSA is the voice of architectural education… Through its 250 member schools, over 5,000 architecture faculty are represented. In addition, over 500 supporting members composed of architecture firms, product associations and individuals add to the breadth of interest and support of ACSA goals.

Unique in its representative role for schools of architecture, ACSA provides a forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. Its endeavors include scholarly meetings, workshops, publications, awards and competition programs, support for architectural research, policy development, and liaison with allied organizations.  ACSA advances architectural education through support of member schools, their faculty, and students.  This advancement is implemented through five primary means: advocacy, annual program activities, liaison with collateral organizations, dissemination of information, and response to the needs of member schools in order to enhance the quality of life in a global society.” – ACSA.org

This article was written by Professor Marilys Nepomechie and posted by Juan Brizuela, Correspondent.

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