UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning Faculty Research Symposium is Feb. 19

CACP Faculty Research Symposium Schedule

By Nicole Chavez
Communications & Development Coordinator

(February 10, 2016) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture, Construction and Planning (CACP) will host a daylong symposium to showcase the wide breadth of its faculty research and expertise. The free, public event will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 in the Buena Vista Building’s Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) on the UTSA Downtown Campus.

The CACP Faculty Research Symposium will feature 16 presentations of recently published work by CACP faculty related to a variety of architectural, design, construction, conservation and planning topics.

“As the university continues on its path toward Tier One status, it is important that the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning stays at the forefront of innovation and research in all of its disciplines,” said John Murphy, dean of the college. “Through their research, the college's top-tier CACP faculty members strive to be leaders in their respective fields. Our faculty are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines by furthering academic discovery, spurring creativity in research and rigorously testing existing built environment technologies in order to enact positive change.”

Topics for the symposium include:

  • “Architecture: Between the Past, Present and Future”
  • “Issues in Construction Science and Management”
  • “Housing Policies and Applications”
  • “Pedagogy and the Built Environment”
  • “Sustainability and Building Performance”


CACP Associate Professor Edward Burian will discuss his recent book, The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present, as the keynote speaker. His talk “Learning from the Architecture of Northern Mexico: Transforming Types, Materials, and Hybrids,” will be held in the Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328) at 5:30 p.m. A book signing and reception with food and beverages will follow the lecture. The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present (University of Texas Press, 2015) will be available for purchase at a special discounted price of $32 at this event only, which is 50-percent off the regular $65 price.

Burian’s book is the first in-depth discussion of the undervalued architecture, landscapes, and urbanism of the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California Norte and Sur. Covering the formative era of modern Mexico from independence from Spain in 1821 to the current contemporary pressures on local cultures by electronic information technology and the forces of globalization, the text documents, discusses and analyzes an undervalued body of work largely unknown in either English or Spanish. The volume is profusely illustrated with over 400 black-and-white and color photographs, maps, and original analytical plan drawings of urban cores of major cities.

Browse the book online at UT Press here.

Read a Q+A with Edward Burian regarding the book here.

Free parking is available for the 5:30 p.m. lecture, in UTSA parking lot D-3 under I-35, in unmarked spaces only. Pay parking is available in the Monterey lot. UTSA Downtown Campus Map found here. Symposium presentation topics, presenters, times and room locations can be found in the CACP Faculty Research Symposium Schedule. For more information, contact Nicole Chavez at nicole.chavez@utsa.edu or 210.458.3121.

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning is committed to excellence in education, scholarship and community engagement in the context of planning, design and construction of sustainable built environments. It is dedicated to the development of students as learned global citizens, advancing ethics and professionalism, teaching the value of sustainability, diversity and multiculturalism, collaboration and leadership, and instilling in its students a drive for creativity, critical thinking and innovation.

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