Conference Chair
M. Saleh Uddin, PhD (

Host School Organizing Committee
Ameen Farooq, PhD,
Kennesaw State University
Arash Soleimani, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Arief Setiawan, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Bronne Dytoc, Kennesaw State University
Chris Welty, AIA, Kennesaw State University
Kathryn Bedette, AIA, Kennesaw State University
Michael Carroll, Kennesaw State University
Pegah Zamani, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Saleh Uddin, PhD., Kennesaw State University
Zamila Karimi, Kennesaw State University
Dorianne Gutierrez, Office Support, Arch Dept

Paper Review Committee (by country)
Laurent Lescop, PhD, 
E d’Architec Nantes, France
Barbara E A Piga, PhD, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Daniele Villa, PhD, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Eugenio Morello, PhD, Politecnico di Milano,Italy
JiYoung Cho, PhD, Kyunghee University, Korea
Jack Breen , PhD, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Anetta Kep-Walczak, PhD, Lodz U of Tech, Poland
Gökçen F. Yücel, PhD, Istanbul Aydin U, Turkey
Murat Şahin, PhD, Özyeğin Univ, İstanbul,Turkey
Brian Dougan, American Univ of Sharzah, UAE
Danilo Di Mascio, PhD, Uni of Huddersfield, UK
Ameen Farooq, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Arash Soleimani, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Arief Setiawan, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Bronne Dytoc, Kennesaw State University, USA
Chris Welty, AIA, Kennesaw State University, USA
Eric Todd Inglert, AIA, University of Cincinnati, USA
Henry Sorenson, Montana State University, USA
Joern Langhorst, Univ of Colorado Denver, USA
Kathryn Bedette, AIA, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Lora Kim, RA, Wentworth Institute of Tech, USA
Michael Carroll, Kennesaw State University, USA
Michael K Chisamore, The Univ of Memphis, USA
Michel Mounayar, Ball State University, USA
Moh’d Bilbeisi, Oklahoma State University, USA
Pegah Zamani, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Rebecca O'Neal Daag, Auburn University, USA
Saleh Uddin, PhD, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Salim Elwazani, PhD, AIA, Bowling Green S U, USA So-Yeon Yoon, PhD, Cornell University, USA
Simon Bussiere, University of Hawaii, USA
Steven Juroszek, Montana State University, USA
Tom Lesko, Wentworth University, USA
Zamila Karimi, Kennesaw State Univ, USA
Zuzanna Karczewska, Montana State Univ, USA

Workshop Presenters
01. Francis DK Ching: Freehand Drwing with Ching
02. Edward T. White: Site Analysis with White
03. Lynn Craig: Urban Sketching with Craig
04. Peili Wang: Rapid Watercolor with Wang
05. Architectural Photography: The Pixel is the New Brick with Haffner and Martin-Malikian

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS or SHORT PAPERS (Deadline Extended to January 10, 2020)

Submission of Abstracts:
Please email a 300 to 600 word abstract in Microsoft Word document with possible image/s (10 point Times Roman,
single spaced, with name, affiliation, and email address) by Friday, January 10, 2020 at these two email addresses: and

The theme of the 2020 conference isDCA 20/20: Perception to Execution”. This theme reflects our vision to design and its interpretation as we move forward with extended options of tools and techniques from perception to execution. In general 20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity measured at a distance of 20 feet. It is a measure of the spatial resolution of the visual processing system. 20/20 vision represents the sharpness or clarity of vision at a distance. Our overall visual ability is dependent on peripheral awareness or side vision, eye coordination, depth perception, focusing ability and color vision. The notion of envisioning the act of design and its process can be conceptually parallel to this phenomenon of 20/20 vision.

Specific topics may address following subjects.

- Design 20|20: Changing Dynamics and Challenges
- Design Education: Perception and Execution
- Design Education: Analog, Digital, and Mix Reality
- Drawing: Analog, Digital, Hybrid, and Smart Environment
- Design Media: Manual, Tactile, and Digital
- Computational Design
- Design Education: Investigation, Interpretation, Analysis, & Representation
- Beginning Design: Strategies in Teaching and Learning
- Design: Urban and Social Context
- Contemporary Design Tools: Use and Abuse
- Parametric and Performative Design: Perception, Visualization, Interpretation, and Fabrication
- Virtual and Actual: Process and Product of Design
- Interactive Environment: Visualization and  Application
- Moving Images: Time based Media in Design and Representation
- Sustainability: Education and Practice
- Heritage: Interior, Architecture, Urban, Natural, and Built-Environment
- Allied Disciplines: Roles and Alliance in Design Process
- Design Issues: International and Global Perspective

Submission Process:

The process is a two stage submission - first with a summarized abstract, and then a full paper. Abstracts are scheduled to be blind reviewed by an international panel of reviewers who will recommend acceptance for full papers and presentations at the DCA 2020 Conference at Keneesaw State University in Georgia, USA. All accepted papers and posters will be published in the conference proceedings (printed book and pdf document) with ISBN number.

Important Dates:
- Submission of Abstracts: January 10, 2020 (Friday)
- Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Abstracts: February 10, 2020 (Monday)
- Full Paper Submission:
Extended Deadline May 10, 2020
- Conference & Presentation: Wednesday, October 21 – Saturday, October 24, 2020