The Architectural Science Association (ASA) is an international organization, the objective of which is to promote architectural science, theory and practice primarily in relation to teaching and research in institutions of higher education.

It has a membership of several thousand professionals, academics and students from many countries. This Association was formerly known as the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA). ANZAScA was formed on the initiative of Professor Henry (Jack) Cowan, Derrick Kendrick and other architectural science academics to enable them to meet, discuss, and exchange information about their research and teaching. The membership was drawn from architecture schools in Australia and New Zealand, and was open to students and professionals who contributed to the teaching of technical subjects.

This conference will explore synergies in the cross-disciplinary areas of architecture, building science and urban design; health and well-being in built environments and liveability of cities. Topics include:
- Architecture and environment
- Building and energy 
- Thermal comfort
- Daylighting and lighting
- Acoustics
- Construction, materials and technology
- Modes of production and mass customization
- Digital architecture, building and city information modelling
- Simulation, prediction and evaluation
- Design education and research
- History and theory in architectural science
- Building case studies
- Practice based and interdisciplinary design and research
- Urban design
- Outdoor environments and cities


One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. Over 45,000 students across multiple RMIT campuses study in a wide range of fields. 

The ASA2018 conference will be held in RMIT's city campus, located in the heart of Melbourne. It is being organised by the School of Property, Construction and Project Management (PCPM).

The School of Property, Construction and Project Management (PCPM) is a premier provider of Construction Management, Project Management and Property programs in the Asia Pacific region. The School’s international perspective helps to strengthen its position, which is bolstered through its relationship with the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). Students can study at the RMIT Melbourne campus, Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), and the Vocational Training Council (VTC) in Hong Kong.

Within the School, we have a strong industry-focused approach to education and research, where people and companies from across industry become active supporters, advisors and participants in the education process. We maintain extensive relationships with more than 120 industry connections through the Employer of Choice program, which provides students with structured employment experience in industry settings and preferential access to employers.

We also promote and maintain cooperative links with the global research community, providing excellent facilities for postgraduate research students and further strengthening industry and academic links. The synergy between the different postgraduate programs provides students with real opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary practice and to strengthen their professional knowledge.

The School provides leading-edge, innovative and applicable research solutions and consulting services to the Construction and Property industries.

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ASA2018 would like to thank CIAT for sponsoring this conference