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  • Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 United States (map)

CRIT Live: CMU aims to accomplish two goals:

  • Provide a platform for AIAS members to present research projects to their peers

  • Train AIAS members in best practices related to funding, conducting and presenting research

CRIT Live at Carnegie Mellon University will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Each program will consist of a professional research tutorial workshop, panels exhibiting student research projects, and a showcase of the 2017-2018 CRIT Scholar work.

*Please note that an AIAS CRIT Live registration also gives you access to the entire ACSA Annual Meeting Conference, including their keynotes, workshops, sessions, and more! Check out their conference schedule today!

Why You Should Attend

Who will be there?

Thesis students

Graduate Students

Anyone seeking to empower their studio work with the benefits of research

What will you learn?

Great design starts with great research

Understand how to take a research project from a blank page to published work

Learn to use data, evidence, and facts to inform your design with rigor and reason


8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Professional Research Tutorial

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Student Research Presentations

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

CRIT Scholar Presentations

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Lunch On Your Own

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

CRIT Scholar Presentations

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Buses depart the Westin for the Carnegie Museum Keynote and Reception

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

ACSA Closing Keynote – Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu
Location: Carnegie Museum

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

ACSA Closing Reception
Location: Carnegie Museum

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

AIAS CRIT Live Reception hosted by AIAS CMU
Location: Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture


*Please visit ACSA’s 107th Annual Meeting Conference Schedule for the pre- and post- conference events you are welcome to attend.


AIAS Members:




The deadline to register for CRIT Live is March 6, 2019.

Earlier Event: March 29
Spring Break