Conference CoChairs
So-yeon Yoon, Ph.D.
M. Saleh Uddin, Ph.D.

[email protected]
[email protected]

Paper Review Committee

Jack Breen , TU Delft, The Netherlands
Eugenio Morello, Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Barbara Piga, Ph.D., Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Murat Şahin, Ph.D., Özyeğin University, Turkey
JiYoung Cho, Ph.D., Kyunghee University, Korea
Anetta Kepczynska-Walczak, Ph.D., Lodz U, Poland
So-Yeon Yoon, Ph.D., Cornell U, USA
M. S. Uddin, Ph.D., Kennesaw State U, USA
SeonMi Choi, Ph.D., U of Central Oklahoma, USA
Chris Welty, AIA, Kennesaw State U, USA
Henry Sorenson, Montana State U, USA
Arief Setiawan, Ph.D., Kennesaw State U, USA
Zuzanna Karczewska, Montana State U, USA
Steven Juroszek, Montana State U, USA
Thomas M. Lesko, Wentworth U, USA
Moh’d Bilbeisi, Oklahoma State U, USA
Eric Todd Inglert, AIA, U of Cincinnati, USA
T Chandrasekera, Ph.D., Oklahoma State U, USA
B Balakrishnan, Ph.D., U of Missouri-Col, USA
Lora Kim, RA, Wentworth Inst of Technology, USA
Kathe Julin, Ph.D., U of Wisconsin, USA
Michael K Chisamore, The U of Memphis, USA
Michel Mounayar, Ball State U, USA
Newton D’Souza, Ph.D., Florida Int. U, USA
Matt Brehm, U of Idaho, USA
Simon Bussiere, U of Hawaii, USA
Gökçen F. Yücel, Ph.D., Istanbul Aydin U,Turkey
Laurent Lescop, Ph.D. Ecole d’Architec Nantes, France


DOWNLOAD WORKSHOPS on Sunday, Oct 07, 2018


Sunday, October 07, 2018
• 1:00 – 6:00 Registration
• 1:30 – 4:30: Workshops (workshops are free for DCA registered participants/ $25 for each student)
• 5:00 – 7:00: Keynote and Welcome. Conference Co-Chairs, Organizers, and Host School Chair/ Director
Keynote 01: Jenny Sabin, Sabin Studio
[Jenny Sabin specializes in adaptive architecture, bio-inspired design, material computation, programmable matter, sustainability, responsive materials, digital ceramics, biomimicry, and Kirigami geometry. Jenny Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st-century architectural practice; one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Sabin is the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Professor in Architecture and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University.]

Reception & Hors D’oeuvres
Dinner on your own

Monday, October 08, 2018
• 8:00 - 8:30: Conference Open - Coffee
• 9:00 - 10:15: Session 1A, 1B, 1C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/- 12 papers)
• 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
• 10:30 - 11:45: Session 2A, 2B, 2C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/- 12 papers)
• 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
• 1:00 - 1:50:  
Keynote 02: David J. Lewis of LTL Architects
[David J. Lewis is a founding principal of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis (LTL Architects), a design intensive architecture firm located in New York City. LTL Architects is the recipient of the 2007 National Design Award for Interior Design from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and was selected as one of six American architectural firms featured in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale.] Additional information on LTL can be found at this link:

• 2:00 - 7:00: Walking Architecture Tour and Local Attraction

Tuesday, October 09, 2018
• 8:00 Conference Opens - Coffee
• 8:30 - 9:45: Session 31, 3B, 3C, 3D. Four Parallel Sessions (+/-16 papers)
• 9:45 - 10:00 Coffee Break
• 10:00 - 11:15: Session 4A, 4B, 4C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/-12 papers)
• 11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
• 11:30 - 12:45: Session 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D. Four Parallel Sessions (+/-16 papers)
• 1:00 - 2:30 Buffet Lunch. Business Meeting (open to all DCA registered participants)
• 2:30 - 3:45: Session 6A, 6B. Two Parallel Sessions (+/- 9 papers) + Poster Session
• 4:00 - 5:15: Sessions 7A, 7B International Topics (+/- 7 papers)

5:00 – 6:00: Keynote 03: James Wines of SITE
[James Wines is the founder (in1970) of SITE, New York –a multidisciplinary practice that includes buildings, public spaces, master plans, landscapes, environmental art works, interiors, exhibition designs, video productions, graphics, and product designs.] Additional information on James Wines and SITE can be found at this link:

6:30 – 9:00: Conference Closing Dinner, Design Drawing Awards, Announcements, Acknowledgements

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
• Full-day New York City architecture tour. (additional fee)
• Tour Bus leaves at 7:30 AM & returns around 10:00 or 11:00 PM

Four hands-on workshops that promise stimulating learning experiences are scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 07, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:30. They are open and free to conference participants with full registration. Students and practitioners can also participate for a nominal fee of $ 25 per workshop. Downloadable link provided above.These four workshops are:

01.Freehand Workshop: Francis DK Ching
02 Rapid Watercolor Sketching: Peili Wang
03. Architecture + Kids: Margaret McManus
04. Digital Contextual Drawing: Oliver Chamel

The Design Communication Association will be holding a Juried Design Communication Exhibition in conjunction with the 2018 DCA biennial conference. Practitioners and educators involved with design visualization and graphics using a variety of media, from quick sketches to elaborate presentations, are encouraged to submit visual work to celebrate design communication and its relationship with design. For further details please go to these two bottom links.

2018 DCA Call forJuried Exhibition Submission Document: Download this file
Submissions must be made on-line at

Please view the page titled New York City Tour.