October 28, 2016 – Los Angeles
UCLA Covel Commons – Grand Horizon Room
Covel Commons, Suite L-16, 330 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095


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Join us for a one-day provocative conference focused on how technology enables design – now, next, and in the future for the architectural profession in California.

Save the date! Friday, October 28, 2016
UCLA Covel Commons – Grand Horizon Room
Covel Commons, Suite L-16, 330 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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The AIACC is bringing together architects, designers, emerging talent, and affiliates to inspire new ways of thinking about the future of design, practice, and the built environment through examples of their work and case studies. Technology is evolving at unprecedented rates and transforming our pencils into stylus and our spectacles into Virtual Reality headgear. At this event, you will experience design from those who are pioneering these technologies into their practices, and be inspired to where the future can bring you!

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  • The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.

    B. F. Skinner
  • I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.

    R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Technology has to be invented or adopted.

    Jared Diamond
  • Technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.

    George Lucas
  • Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power.

    Jonathan Sacks
  • Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

    R. Buckminster Fuller
  • One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

    Elbert Hubbard


2016 Speakers

Terri J. Moore

Terri J. Moore

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Dr. Dana Cuff

Dr. Dana Cuff

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Terri J. Moore

Terri J. Moore

moore + friesl
Dr. Dana Cuff

Dr. Dana Cuff


Dana Cuff is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of California, Los Angeles, and founding Director of cityLAB, a think tank that engages experimental design and research about the emerging metropolis (www.cityLAB.aud.ucla.edu). cityLAB, founded in 2006, is currently developing innovative, hi-performance, low cost infill housing prototypes as backyard homes for Los Angeles. State policy, a full-scale installation on the UCLA campus, and a demonstration house to be constructed on behalf of the LA Mayor’s office and the Bloomberg Innovation team are all part of this project. cityLAB was invited to exhibit at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, was featured on CNN and in Newsweek magazine, and was named one of the top four urban think tanks in the country by Architect Magazine. In 2013, Dana Cuff and a cross-disciplinary team at UCLA received a substantial multi-year award from The Mellon Foundation for the “Urban Humanities Initiative” which brings the humanities and design together to build new curricular and discursive platforms to better understand collective life in Pacific Rim megacities. This initiative was renewed by the Mellon in 2016, with funding to create a sustainable program in Urban Humanities for undergraduates and graduates at UCLA.

Cuff has engaged cultural studies in architecture and the city as a teacher, scholar, practitioner, and activist. Her leadership urban innovation is widely recognized both in the US and abroad. In Sweden, she has served as distinguished professor and an advisor to a range of government agencies concerned with metropolitan development. She has published and lectured extensively about the modern American metropolis, the architectural profession, affordable housing, and spatially embedded computing. She has written and edited a number of books, including Architects’ People (with W.R. Ellis; 1989), Architecture: The Story of Practice (1989), The Provisional City (2000), a collection of Robert Gutman’s writings (Architecture from the Outside In, with J. Wreidt; 2010), and Fast Forward Urbanism (with R. Sherman, 2011).

Dana Cuff holds a PhD in architecture from Berkeley and a BA in Design and in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.


8:00 am — Continental Breakfast/ Networking

9:00 am — Opening Keynote

10:00 am — Coffee Break

10:15 am — Panel Session 1

11:15 am — Panel Session 2

12:15 pm — Lunch break

1:15 pm — Emerging Professional Speaker

1:45 pm — Panel Session 3

2:45 pm — Afternoon Break

3:00 pm — Closing Keynote

4:00 pm — Closing Insights / Event Concludes

4:00 pm — Networking Reception

5:00 pm — Event Concludes

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