SBSE Retreat 2003
Call for Participation: Architecture as Pedagogy
Waycross Conference Center
Morgantown, Indiana (Near Columbus, Indiana)
Monday, August 11, 2003 - Friday, August 15, 2003
The 2003 summer retreat of the Society of Building
Science Educators will be held this year in the heart of the Midwest,
and will take advantage of access to the signature architecture
of nearby Columbus, Indiana. This
SBSE Retreat will mark the 20th such summer gathering of SBSE
members and once again will focus on the purposeful exchange of academic
and professional understandings of current issues in teaching of
building science in schools of architecture and allied fields.
The program coordinator is Professor Leonard Bachman from the
University of Houston; site logistics and local arrangements are being
coordinated by staff at the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service
(CERES) at Ball State University.
A special one-day excursion to the city of
Columbus, Indiana has been built into this retreat enabling participants
to see firsthand more than 65 executed works of signature
Although participants will not formally engage in a tool-day
reconnaissance event in Columbus, instrument packages will be available
for instantaneous spot measurements during the scheduled facility tours.
Included in this visit will be interviews with key personnel in
the Columbus Architecture Center covering the history of the Cummins
Engine Foundation support for the public commissioning of
internationally recognized professionals in the design of these many
Columbus landmarks. This
opportunity will be linked to the theme of the 2003 Retreat.
More specifically, the 2003 Retreat will focus on
the relationships between the messages we deliver about buildings and
the buildings from which we deliver those messages. Our conversation
will revolve around the manifestations of architectural and
environmental wisdom in buildings where the lessons are explicit and
The retreat will be organized around four themes
and roundtable discussions:
Teaching Facilities—What environmental attitudes are communicated by the
places where you teach? Are there connections and rifts between the lessons
and the teaching/learning environment? What do students learn about the veracity
of our lessons from these places?
Greening the Campus—At the village scale, how are campuses acting to form patches of
green infrastructure in the overall network of cities?
Typology for Environmental Study Centers—How does “design for design” in the mode
of environmental design for environmental centers translate into architecture as pedagogy?
Case Studies in Architecture as Pedagogy—What exemplar works can we refer to when examining buildings and the pedagogical
elements of their design?
Roundtable Discussions—Suggest a personal “hot topic” to gather perspectives from your SBSE colleagues in an informal setting.