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
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

UPDATE: DCA 2020 Conference dates are moved from October 2020 to October 2021. Conference Date: Wed Oct 20 - Sat Oct 23, 2021

Paper Submission Guidelines (Click Here to Download)

Poster Submission Guidelines

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) at these two email addresses: and

The theme of the 2021 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 September 01, 2020
- Conference & Presentation: October 20 - 23. 2021


Text: Unformatted text in Microsoft Word, with no indentation, no extra space in a line or within a single paragraph. No all caps for paper title or author name. 4000 word count maximum.
Figures, Images: JPEG image file. (all charts, tables, diagrams need to be in jpeg images). Maximum 8 images.
We will format the conference book (7”x9.25” portrait) in InDesign by placing your text and images in our format (tables in Word will not convert, must be in JPEG or TIFF image format)

Page Limits
Individual papers should be 4 to 8 pages in length in the printed proceedings (including text, notes, references, and illustrations). Word count limit is 4000. Maximum of 8 total figures/illustration (you may combine several images to create a single image) can be used. We reserve the right to edit text and illustrations to conform our format.

Text Files
You are responsible for the quality of your paper by providing text that is error free. Your paper may be published without further editing. Text files including image captions must be submitted in unformatted Microsoft Word (.doc) using 9 point Times New Roman font. Your paper document should be named with the author’s last name_paper title. Example: Uddin_Composite Techniques.doc

Final publication formatting such as line spacing, margins, columns, indents, etc. will be established by the design of the proceedings. Please do not add extra space, columns, indentation, etc. in your text. Use space between paragraphs only. Do not use all caps for paper title or author title.

Type should be entered in the following way:
Paper Title: Upper/Lower Case, Initial Caps (please do not use all upper or all lower cases)
Author’s Name: Upper/Lower Case, Initial Caps (please do not use all upper or all lower cases)
Author’s School: Upper/Lower Case, Initial Caps
Head/Subhead: Upper/Lower Case, Initial Caps
Paragraphs: Upper/Lower Case
Assign the Normal style to all the above elements. Do not assign any tabs or indents. Set all text to flush left. All text must be set as single spaced with NO blank lines. Use space or blank line between paragraphs, heading, sub-heading etc. Word emphasis within a paragraph is acceptable as bold or italic but NOT underlined. In addition to embedded images in text provide all images in a separate folder.

Illustrations / Image Files
Please include only those illustrations necessary for a complete understanding of the paper. The author must obtain permission for use of non-original drawings and photo work in advance. Reference all illustrations within the text file with a figure number in parentheses and a caption to indicate your preferred image locations:
Example: (insert Figure 2 here)
Fig 2. Illustration Caption
Maximum 8 images (2.75” or 5.75” in width). You are responsible for the quality of your published images by providing high quality digital files that have been prepared to read in grayscale. The book will be laid out in two columns. To correspond with the column width, image files should be either 2.75” wide or 5.75” wide in 300 dpi JPEG or TIFF format. No image should be less than 2.75” wide. Image height should not exceed 6”. All image files must be in Grayscale and be named with the author’s last name, _fig# and the extension: Example: TJones_fi g2.jpg

Tables, Charts, Diagrams
All tables, charts, diagrams must be in JPEG or TIFF image format. Charts, tables constructed in Microsft Word must be converted to individual images. Tables and charts in Word document will not convert to Desktop publishing program. You must provide images for such tables and charts.

Notes and References
Do not use an endnote/footnote or header command in word processing. Indicate notes and references where applicable in the body of the text with numbers in parenthesis. All notes and references should be added at the end of the paper, following a major heading (e.g., Notes, References) as applicable. All notes, references, and bibliographies must conform to the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines for “documentary-note” or “humanities” documentation style. Representative examples follow.
Example - Notes:
1. Emery Blackfoot, Chance Encounters (Boston: Serendipity Press, 1987).

Example - References/Bibliography:
Blackfoot, Emery. Chance Encounters. Boston: Serendipity Press, 1987.
Example - Notes:
1. John J. Benjoseph, “On the Anticipation of the New Metaphors,” Cuyahoga Review 24 (1988): 6-10.
Example - References/Bibliography:
Benjoseph, John J. “On the Anticipation of New Metaphors,” Cuyahoga Review 24 (1988): 6-10
Direct quotes of more than three lines should be typed as a separate paragraph. Quotes will be indented during publication production.

Information on Final Book Format
The final Proceedings book will be printed in 7” width and 9.25” height and laid out in Adobe InDesign. Paper contents will be arranged in 2 columns per page, each column 2.75” width.

InDesign Template
We will have an InDesign template available if you wish to compose your paper in DCA 2020 template following our example.

Please make every effort to ensure the integrity of your files before sending, as this will help us to avoid publishing delays.

For Questions Please E-mail to any or all of the three editors:
M. Saleh Uddin, PhD
Chris Welty, AIA
Arash Soleimani, PhD;;

Submission of Paper
Submit one Folder/Zip Folder with your completed paper in one Word document and all figures in JPEG or TIFF files to these two email addresses.