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. The 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design engages this transition and provides an opportunity of how we can move forward, by asking faculty, practitioners, content experts, and students, to share exemplary, significant lessons, activities, and innovative work to inspire future leaders to shape zero carbon buildings and communities.
Selected papers went through a blind, abstract, and full paper review process. They were selected for innovative pedagogical content related to teaching and learning for design studios, lectures, or seminar courses. Six parallel sessions included these topics: Design Integration, Design with Climate, and Digital Approaches to Design Education. A total of 26 peer-reviewed papers and posters were presented.
The Symposium took place on Friday, October 18, 2019, with an evening keynote and reception. On Saturday, October 19, 2019, another keynote, parallel sessions, in–practice panel, and a reception sponsored by the Society of Building Science Educators at the University of Oregon’s White Stag Building in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Past symposia held at the University of Oregon include: The John Reynolds Sustainability Symposium in May 2015 to celebrate John’s work, influence, and contributions; in May 2017, Transforming Architecture: A Festschrift Event honored Professor G.Z. “Charlie Brown” and was organized by the Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL).
The 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design is supported by the University of Oregon Reynolds Sustainability Symposium Endowment, the Society of Building Science Educators, the Jeffrey Cook Charitable Trust, the UO Technical Teaching program, and the UO Department of Architecture.