The Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture
) is a non-profit organization
active in the area of computer-aided architectural design
Begun in 1981, the organization's objectives are recorded in its bylaws:
<blockquote>ACADIA was formed for the purpose of facilitating communication and information exchange regarding the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science. A particular focus is education and the software, hardware and pedagogy involved in education.
The organization is also committed to the research and development of computer aides that enhance design creativity, rather than simply production, and that aim at contributing to the construction of humane physical environments.</blockquote>
Membership is open to anyone who subscribes to the objectives of the organization, including architects
, educators, and software developers, whether resident in North America or not. An online membership registration form and directory is available via the organization.
ACADIA sponsors an annual conference
, held in the autumn of each year at a different site in North America. Papers for the conferences undergo extensive blind review before being accepted for presentation (and publication). Membership is not a prerequisite for submission of a paper.
Each year the conference papers are gathered into a proceedings publication which is... Read More