The Architecture and Planning Section is composed of those ARLIS/NA members who are interested in the documentation and multi-disciplinary facets studies and theory in architecture, its allied arts, and urban, community, and regional planning. This includes the acquisition, organization, retrieval, and circulation of materials and collections pertaining to both in print and non-print formats, including but not limited to 2D-4D models and materials, collections, resources, and data. The primary purpose of the Architecture and Planning Section is professional development and communication. HISTORY: Architecture Special Interest Group was established in 1975; the Urban and Regional Planning Issues SIG was established in 2008 and dissolved in June 2020 and subsumed under the new Architecture & Planning Section.
The main activities of the group are focused on the presentation of sessions on these topics at the annual ARLIS/NA conference and the compilation of information on these subjects via Art Documentation. The primary purpose of the Architecture and Planning Section is to support professional development and communication for those interested in the documentation of architecture and planning and the allied arts.
- Two co-moderators-elect are elected by the membership of the division, section or round table. Moderators may appoint a conference planner, subcommittee, or task force as needed.
- Column editor: Appointed by a moderator.
- Co-moderators and the section website editor take office at the conclusion of the business meeting at the annual conference.
- Term of office is one year; midyear elections are held at the discretion of the co-moderators. Co-moderators serve two-year terms with one year overlap.
- Resignation procedure: A co-moderator choosing to resignmust send a letter of resignation to ARLIS/NA Vice-President.
- New co-moderators receive a background packet which includes:
- Files of the previous moderator or coordinator;
- ARLIS/NA annual calendar;
- A copy of these guidelines;
- Minutes of the most recent meeting;
- Information about current projects.
- Planning of conference sessions;
- Communicate needs of section members to the executive board liaison and communicate executive board decisions and activities to section members;
- Communicate with other groups (committees, sections, divisions, round tables, etc.) as necessary.
Copies of any correspondence such as forms, form letters, announcements, and surveys are to be sent to the Vice-President and Executive Director. The content and distribution plan for all survey instruments must be approved by the Executive Board before distribution to the society membership.
The co-moderators submit annual and midyear reports to the executive board according to the ARLIS/NA calendar. These reports should include separate written reports by the chairs of any constituent subcommittees or task forces.
One business meeting is planned and scheduled by the co-moderators at the annual conference. The group may sponsor and plan one or more sessions for the annual conference subject to the approval of the conference planners.
The Executive Board annually reserves a set amount for the general expenses of divisions and sections for which these groups may apply. Additional sums may be requested for special projects at the discretion of the Executive Board. The moderator or coordinator submits budget requests for conference sessions to the Conference Chair according to established conference guidelines.
Files & Record Keeping:
The moderator or coordinator maintains files and records and passes non-archival records on to the succeeding moderator. Copies of all official business are sent to Vice President and the Executive Director. Recorders are appointed by the moderator or coordinator to take minutes of conference sessions.
The moderator or coordinator is responsible for preserving all materials of possible archival value. All such materials, including official correspondence and reports, will be deposited in the Society's archives as determined by ARLIS/NA policy.
Summary of Architecture-Related Sessions at Past Conferences
For a complete list of conferences, sessions, and proceedings, please visit the ARLIS/NA Conferences page.
2017: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Visual Literacy & the Framework: A Case Study from Architecture
- Framing the Literature: Introducing Interior Architecture Students to the Professional Literature Using the ACRL Framework
- Poster Session: An App for an architectural images collaborative environment: Arquigrafia
2016: Seattle, Washington
- Using Building South Bend in the Classroom: Collaboration with Local Civic Entities to Build a Course Centered on Documenting the Built Environment of Our City
- Not Just a Room of Stuff: Architectural Material Collections 101
- Design-Model-Build: Interdisciplinary Partnership with Real-World ImpactConversion of the Architecture Library to a Professional Model: What Works and What Doesn't
- Publishing Patterns and Citation Impact: Survey of Architecture FacultyDoes the Creative Nature Matter? Understanding Information Seeking Behavior of Architects
- Islandora Hopping: A Comprehensive Study of Islandora for the Architecture & Planning Library and the Alexander Architectural Archives
2015: Fort Worth, Texas
- Establishing & Growing a Multi-Institutional Web Archiving for the Collaborative Architecture, Urbanism & Sustainability Web Archive (CAUSEWAY)
- Teach, Learn, Use, Create: Versatile Design for the Architecture Library
- Poster Session: The Materials Laboratory as a Teaching Tool
- Poster Session: The Roman Forum & Beyond: Developing Mobile Applications to Study the Built Environment with Early Architectural Publications
- Session: Blazing New Trails in Library Architecture
- Session: Place-Based Discovery: Broadening Access with Geolocation
- Data & Geospatial Research Support for Architecture
2014: Washington, District of Columbia
- Projects and Products: Building History in Architectural Trade Catalogs
- Partners in Preservation: Documenting the Nation's Oldest City
- Documenting a City's Past, Present, and Future
2013: Pasadena, California
- Plenary: Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980
- Collaborating for Discovery: Expanding Landscapes for Digital Collections through Joint Ventures: The Seaside Research Portal and the Future of Archiving the Built Environment
- Poster Session: Beautiful and Useful: Renovating the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University
- Poster Session: Building Oregon: Building Collaborations with a Digital Resource
- Poster Session: Crafting the Message: The Architecture Library's Marketing Plan
- Making it Relevant to Them: An Architecture-Specific Approach to Teaching an Information Literacy Course
2012: Toronto, Ontario
- Workshop: Introduction to 3D Rapid-Prototyping and Printing, File Sharing and Archiving
- Colouring with Artists: Librarians Coordinating and Facilitating Information Creation and Appropriation in the Studio: Design Studio Redux: Experiments in Embedded Librarianship
- Promotion and Teaching with Visual Special Collections: Image & Text Experience: Special Collections in Libraries and Archives
- Remix, Reuse, Rework: Fostering Learning Beyond the Classroom: There's and App for That: Ubiquitous Computing Thinking Outside the Classroom
2011: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Case Studies I: Rethinking the Reference Collection
- Case Studies II: Q (a)R(t) Code Project: A Convergence of Media
- How do We Shelve it? The Place for Vendor-Provided Electronic Titles in Art and Architecture Collections
- Poster Sessions: User Community as Project Advisors: NCSU Libraries' Collaboration with the Architecture Community
2010: Boston, Massachusetts
- Revisiting the Past, Embracing the Future: Saving Our Cultural Heritage: New Efforts to Preserve CAD Models
- Promoting Print Collections to Draw E-Patrons into the Library: Building and Promoting Unique Collections: The History of the Study & Practice of Architecture in the U.S. at the University of Notre Dame Architecture Library
- Information Literacy Theories & Competencies in Practice: Making Information Literacy (IL) Instruction Relevant to Faculty & Students: Using the Information Competencies to Collaborate with Faculty on Course Integrated Information Literacy
Other Societies & Associations
- AASL - Association of Architecture School Librarians advocates for architectural librarianship, builds community for members, and fosters professional growth through mentoring, partnership, and collaboration.
- ACSA - Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
- CSP - Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
- ADPSR - Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility
- AIA - American Institute of Architects
- APA - American Planning Association
- American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) - multi-disciplinary professional organization for interior designers, interior design students and the manufacturers and suppliers who support the profession.
- ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects
- Black Space - is an interdisciplinary collective seeking to bridge policy, people, and place, with a mission of equity and justice.
- Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) - has served as the voice of Canada’s planning community since 1919. Planners safeguard the health and well-being of urban and rural communities by addressing the use of land, resources, facilities, and services with consideration to physical, economic, and social efficiency.
- Community Development Society - professional association for community development practitioners and citizen leaders around the world.
- Congress for the New Urbanism - advocates for the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the restoration of existing urban centers and towns within coherent metropolitan regions.
- International Economic Development Council - the largest membership organization serving economic developers around the world.
- International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) - a global association of experienced professional planners founded in 1965.
- National Association of Development Organizations - provides training, information, and representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America.
- National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials - the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans-particularly those with low- and moderate-incomes.
- National League of Cities - the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership, and governance.
- Planners Network - progressive planning, publishing a newsletter, holding annual conferences, and organizing local activities in cities throughout North America.
- Project for Public Spaces - a nonprofit corporation specializing in the planning, design, and management of public spaces.
- RUDI (Resource for Urban Design Information) - a not-for-profit membership organization that aims to facilitate the sharing of information and active dialogue among professionals and activists involved in making environments for better living. Includes links to case studies, bibliographies, urban design journals, and other resources.
- SAH - Society of Architectural Historians
- Smart Growth America - a nationwide coalition promoting a better way to grow: one that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable, and provides more transportation choices.
- Smart Growth Network - an organization that encourages development that is environmentally, fiscally, and economically smart and helps create national, regional, and local coalitions to support smart growth.
- Urban Land Institute - a community of practice for those engaged in the entrepreneurial and collaborative process of real estate development and land use policy-making.
- Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) - advances landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship,
- CIDA - Council for Interior Design Accreditation
- NAAB - National Architectural Accrediting Board
- LAAB - Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board
- PAB - Planning Accreditation Board
- PSB - Professional Standards Board for the Planning Profession in Canada
- NCPE - National Council for Preservation Education (historic preservation)
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