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 Professors Haffner and Martin-Malikian


UPDATE: DCA 2020 Conference dates are moved from October 2020 to October 2021 (October 20-23, 2021)

Day 01, October 20, 2021 (Wednesday)
• 1:00 – 6:00 Registration
• 1:30 – 4:30: Workshops (workshops are free for DCA registered participants/ $25 for each student)
- 01. Francis D. K. Ching: Drawing with Ching (Author of Architecture: Form-Space-Order, Architectural Graphics, Building Construction Illustrated, Design Drawing)
- 02. Edward Tim White: Sity Analysis (Author of Site Analysis, Travel Drawings)
- 03. Lynn Craig: Urban Sketching (Author of Draw It)
- 04. Peili Wang: Wacom Digital Combined with Freehand Rendering (Professor, Savannah College of Art & Design)
- 05. Architectural Photography: The Pixel is the New Brick with Matt Haffner and Liz Martin-Malikian (Professor, Kebnnesaw State University)

• 5:00 – 7:00: Keynote and Welcome. Host Committee/Organizers, and Host University Representatives
• Keynote 01: TBA

Reception & Hors D’oeuvres (Architecture Gallery)
Dinner on your own (sign up for group restaurant reservation)

Day 02, October 21, 2021 (Thursday)
• 8:30 - 9:00: Conference Open - Coffee
• 9:00 - 10:15: Session 1A, 1B, 1C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/- 12 papers)
• 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
• 10:30 - 11:45: Session 2A, 2B, 2C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/- 12 papers)
• 12:00 - 1:15: Session 3A, 3B, 3C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/- 12 papers)

• 1:15 - 1:30: Meet in Architecture Gallery for Lunch & Bus Tour. Box Lunch on Tour Bus & Atlanta Highlights
• 1:30 - 4:00 Atlanta Tour
• 4:00 - 6:00 PM Reception and Presentation at a leading Atlanta Architecture Office
• Bus leaves for hotel around 6:00/6:30 PM. Dinner on your own

Day 03, October 22, 2021 (Friday)
• 8:00 Conference Opens - Coffee
• 8:30 - 9:45: Session 4A, 4B, 4C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/- 12 papers)
• 9:45 - 10:00 Coffee Break
• 10:00 - 11:15: Session 5A, 5B, 5C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/- 12 papers)
• 11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
• 11:30 - 12:45: Session 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D. Four Parallel Sessions (+/- 16 papers)
• 1:00 - 2:30 Buffet Lunch. Business Meeting for Invitedl DCA officers and selected registered participants
2:30 – 3:30: Keynote 02: TBA
• 3:45 - 5:00: Session 7A, 7B, 7C. Three Parallel Sessions (+/- 12 papers) + Poster Session
• 5:15 - 6:30:: Sessions 8A, 8B International Topics (+/- 8 papers)
6:30 – 9:00: Conference Closing Dinner, Design Drawing Awards, Announcements, Acknowledgements

Day 04, October 23, 2021 (Saturday)
• 10:00 - 2:00
Atlanta Architecture Tour with Lunch (Sign-up required/$40 each). Minimum 30 participants required for luxury tour bus arrangement.

DCA 2021 Conference Events

Paper Sessions
Paper sessions will be scheduled in parallel sessions based on number of accepted papers and their subject area. A printed proceedings along with a digital pdf file will be available for all registered participants. From the published proceedings of the conference a board of editorial reviewers will select top 10 to 12 papers for inclusion in the journal of design communication “Representation’. The acceptance rate for this journal article is between 9% to 12%.

To be Announced Soon
Please visit conference web site for updated information

Leading authors and educators like Frank Ching, Tim White and others have agreed to offer hands-on  workshops that promise stimulating learning experiences for both students and professionals. They are open and free to conference participants with full registration. Students and practitioners can also participate for a nominal fee of $ 25 per workshop. All workshops will be running concurrently on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 1:30 to 4:30. Downloadable links will be provided in the web site at a later date. At this early stage of conference planning we are announcing these four workshops. Two more workshops may be added soon.

01. Freehand Drawing with Francis DK Ching (Author of various books including Architecture: Form-Space-Order)
02. Site Analysis with Edward Tim White (Author of various books including Site Analysis)
03. Urban Sketching with Lynn Craig, FAIA, RIBA (Author of Draw It)
04. Water Color with Peili Wang, Professor, Savannah College of Art & Design
05. Architectural Photography: The Pixel is the New Brick with Professors Matt Haffner and Liz Martin-Malikian, Kebnnesaw State University

Design Drawing Competition, Exhibition, and Award
The Design Communication Association will be holding a Juried Design Communication Exhibition in conjunction with the 2021 DCA biennial conference. Practitioners and educators involved with design visualization and graphics using a variety of media, from quick sketches to elaborate presentations, are encouraged to submit visual work to celebrate design communication and its relationship with design. For further details please contact Professor Chris Welty at

Book Exhibition
The DCA 2021 book exhibition is scheduled to display books by DCA participants and acclaimed authors such as Francis DK Ching, Edward T White and many others. To include your published book/s to be displayed during the conference please contact the conference chair at

Banquet Dinner
Hosted by the Department of Architecture, Kennesaw State University the banquet dinner on the last evening (Friday, October 22, 2021) will close the conference with various awards, announcements and acknowledgements.

Atlanta Architecture Tour / Conference Arranged Tours
Conference Half-Day Tour (included in Registration)
Tours will be available to highlights of the Atlanta area, some are included in the conference registration, and others will be available for an additional fee. The included tour with registration is scheduled on the second day after lunch to drive through various important work of architecture and conclude with a reception hosted by a leading architecture office in downtown or mid-town Atlanta.

Day Tour on Saturday (additional cost)
On Saturday (October 23, 2021) a guided extended architecture day-tour will be arranged to visit important highlights in Atlanta, More details will be available (with a map) at a later date. Roughly about $45 per person fee (including lunch) in advance will be applicable to secure the trip. The trip will be arranged and cost will be determined on the basis of number of participants and the size of needed bus/es.