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ACADIA is one of many organizations around the world supporting the field of design computation. In addition to our sibling organizations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America, ACADIA is partnered with the CumInCAD publication archive and the International Journal of Architectural Computing. ACADIA also keeps in close contact with several other organizations such as Smart Geometry and Tex-Fab. Finally, the numerous design computation blogs listed in our Blogroll help keep us all up-to-date on many innovative research areas and projects.


CumInCAD is is a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design. It includes bibliographic information about over 10,500 records from journals and conferences such as ACADIA, ASCAAD, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SiGraDi, CAAD futures,DDSS and others. All papers include full abstracts. Full texts, in PDF, of some 7,700 papers are also available. A separate index of some 1,500 papers in Spanish language are maintained.


The International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) is an exciting peer-reviewed journal founded by international organizations dedicated to promoting collaborative research and development of computer-aided architectural design. IJAC is committed to deepening the understanding of the foundations of digital systems for architectural design and the technologies enabling their development and application.

There are four issues of IJAC per year: published in both electronic and hard copies. Successively, one issue each year is supervised by Editorial Board members from its four founding organizations:

  • eCAADe - Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
  • ACADIA -Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture
  • SIGraDi - Sociedad Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital
  • CAADRIA -Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
  • The new Journal is also strongly supported by the CAADFutures Foundation and the Foundation also contributes to the editorial arrangements for IJAC.

  • The journal features high-quality, original research papers (including state-of-the-art reviews), brief papers, and letters in all theoretical and technological areas that make up the field of Architectural Computing. Certain issues will have contemporary themes.

    Current ACADIA Special Issue

    AI, Architecture, Accessibility, and Data Justice

    In recent years, the field of architectural research has trended towards rapid evolution as new digital technologies that integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into design, representation, and production have become more prominent. As with any paradigm shift and rapid emergence of transformative technology, new tensions and fears of human distancing away from acts of design and making arise. Outside of architecture, AI already plays a significant role in fields such as engineering, IT, and the social/political sciences, with a deepening discourse on its effect on humanity, and the ethics of its labor. Architects must develop critical metrics, understand implicit biases, and probe new methodologies to better understand the impacts and implications these transformative technologies have within their own territory. It is now more urgent than ever for architecture to take a stance on shaping the agency of AI frameworks within the discipline.

    Guest Editors: Dana Cupkova, Andrew John Wit, Matias del Campo, and Molly Claypool

    Click here to view journal issue here.

    Current Call for Submissions

    Ecological Levers: On Degrees of Autonomy and Interdependence

    As architects grapple with the changing landscape of research and practice in the context of global climate change and uncertainty, important questions arise regarding the discipline’s entanglements with broader ecological systems. How can architecture play a more direct role in engaging with and negotiating between ecosystems, biological, political, or otherwise? What role might computation play in such engagements—both technically as an interface with complex systems, and conceptually in advocating for expanded sensibilities of interdependency and relational coexistence? How might computational methods and emerging modalities of automation, perhaps paradoxically, subvert inherited legacies of irreconcilable binaries between the natural and the technological, to offer new and synthetic models of design, fabrication, and cohabitation?

    Guest Editors: Ehsan Baharlou, Adam Marcus (chair), Sina Mostafavi, Tsz Yan Ng, and Maria Yablonina

    Click here to view the full IJAC Call, submission guidelines, and instructions for Papers


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    Related Organizations

    Sibiling Organizations
    ACADIA maintains official connections and collaboration agreements, including exchanges of representatives at conferences, with a number of "sister" organizations around the world.

    Other Design Computation Organizations
    In addition to ACADIA sibling organizations, ACADIA keeps in close contact with the following design computation and digital fabrication organizations:

    • Smartgeometry: Smartgeometry was founded in 2001 as a partnership between Practice, Research and Academia, formed by members of the world's leading architectural and engineering practices and educational institutions. To the new generations of designers, engineers and architects, mathematics and algorithms are becoming as natural as pen and pencil. Smartgeometry promotes the emergence of this new paradigm in which digital designers and craftsmen are able to intelligently exploit the combination of digital and physical media to take projects from design right through to production.
    • AIA-TAP: The AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP) serves as a resource for AIA members, the profession, and the public in the deployment of computer technology in the practice of architecture. Technology in Architectural Practice monitors the development of computer technology and its impact on architecture practice and the entire building life cycle, including design, construction, facility management, and retirement or reuse.
    • Digital Fabrication Alliance: The Digital Fabrication Alliance (DFA) is an international network comprised of digital fabricators, academics, professional designers and hardware and software developers. It is a member-driven platform bridging the gaps within the digital fabrication community in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction and the allied arts.
    • Tex-Fab: Within Texas there is an emerging network of companies, institutions, and individuals focusing on the exploration of parametric design and the digital production of building components. Specifically, there is a growing opportunity for collaborative exchange between the academic, technical, and professional communities by leveraging the immense resources found in some of the largest metropolitan centers across the United States.
    • LADTF: The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is a collective organization representing a wide cross-section of architecture and engineering firms and academic institutions around the Los Angeles basin. It serves to increase awareness of technological innovations in design and construction, and to foster their application throughout the Los Angeles design community. By connecting a diverse audience of designers, engineers, builders and owners who have widely varying conceptions of technology in their work, we hope to create new opportunities for efficiency and creativity.

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