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Jun 02, 2022

Call for submissions for upcoming BSA symposia

PLACE Boston

PLACE Boston's presentation at last year's Intersections symposium.

All photos: BSA staff

Last year's Wagdy Anis and Intersections symposia brought together design professionals, students, members of the public, and more, providing a place for the community to gather and share knowledge both virtually and in-person despite the ongoing pandemic.

Now the BSA and its Knowledge Communities and partners are building on last year's success by launching new iterations of the symposia for 2022, which are now accepting proposals from the design community.

The Building Enclosure Council, a BSA Knowledge Community, hosts the Wagdy Anis Symposium. The symposium is named in honor of Wagdy Anis FAIA, who contributed greatly to the science of designing building envelopes throughout his career. This year's theme is "The Sustainable Building Enclosure: Balancing Energy Performance and Durability with Other Building Life Cycle Goals." Abstracts related to the theme are due by June 10, with student papers also welcomed. The symposium is set to take place on October 6. More details are available at the call for abstracts.

Wei Remarks

A presentation during the closing reception at last year's Wagdy Anis symposium.

The Intersections symposium, hosted this year by the Women in Design Knowledge Community, will focus on "mobility, equity, and the built environment." Session proposals are sought that will "directly, creatively, and collaboratively" address the wide variety of factors that inform issues of accessibility in design. The two-day symposium will be held from November 4–6 and is currently planned to be in-person. Find further details at Women in Design and submit your proposal by the June 26 deadline.