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Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD) is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in the field of building technology, with a focus on the impact, translation and integration of technology in architecture and design. TAD solicits, captures, and shares new knowledge in how we think, make and use technology within the building arts. Published articles feature primary research in emerging materials, constructions techniques, design integration, structures, building systems, energy, environmental design, information technology, digital fabrication, sustainability and resiliency, project delivery, the history and theory of technology, and building technology education. Aimed at researchers, educators, and practitioners, the journal advances and transforms the current discourse on building based technologies with the goal of expanding, reimagining and challenging its role for architecture and design.

TAD is published by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Faculty members at ACSA full-member programs, affiliate members, and supporting members, receive print copies of the journal as part of their membership.

The journal is supported by an international advisory board of leading academics and practitioners. TAD publishes two issues per year comprising peer reviewed and invited manuscripts in all areas of building, design, and technology including the following categories and related subfields:

Material Constructions
  • Structural Design
  • Construction Technology
  • Architectural Materials
  • Building Envelopes
  • Emerging and Nano Materials

Environmental Design

  • Sustainable Design
  • Resiliency and Cities
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Performance Simulations
  • Energy Studies
  • Building Systems Design
  • Acoustics

Digital Design

  • Data in Design
  • Digital Fabrication
  • Robotics
  • Software Development
  • Information Technologies
  • Smart Buildings and Cities
  • Methods (software and tools)
  • Smart Environments
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Responsive environmnents

Project Delivery

  • BIM
  • Lean Construction
  • Integrated Design
  • Emerging Project Delivery Methods
  • Post Occupancy Evaluations
  • Contracts

History and Theory of Building Technology

  • History and Theory of Building Technology
  • Pedagogical Innovations and Research with demonstrable outcomes in any of the listed subject areas.

Accepted submissions will be exceptional in the level of the innovation documented through testing rather than mere accounts of teaching based activities. Substantial curricular innovations are welcome.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

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