Architectural Science Association Conference 2023

2023 Conference Information

Sustainability and Health:
The nexus of carbon-neutral architecture and well-being

Architecture is now seeing rapid change and innovation in a push to reduce our contribution to green house gases and climate change; but has there been an equal focus on well-being in the built environment? This November in Tasmania, we look at putting people back on the agenda. Are sustainable buildings also healthy for humans? And if not, what are we doing about it?


  • Indoor and outdoor Environment Quality and Performance
  • Architectural construction and technology
  • Building Physics (Energy, Sound, Light, Hygrothermal)
  • Data driven design, Big data, Parametric Design
  • Architectural education
  • Regenerative/reuse (Permanence, transformation, contemporaneity)
  • Practice/Practitioner, Community and Industry Engagement, applied science in practice
  • The social side of sustainability; communicating architectural science to a wider audience.

Call for Abstracts Conference details Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)

Key dates

1st May 2023 Abstract submissions close, now extended to 22 May 2023
22 June 2023 Authors notified of abstract outcomes
07 August 2023 Draft paper submissions close
25th August 2023 Authors notified of draft paper outcomes
15th November 2023 Book of  papers published
29th November 2023Pre- conference workshop activities and Welcome reception
30th November 2023 - 1st December 2023Conference presentations
2nd December 2023Social activities and field trips

Conference details

29 November 2023
2 December 2023

Welcome Reception
29th November 2023


University of Tasmania
School of Architecture and Design
Inveresk Campus, Launceston, Tasmania

Welcome Reception

Join us for light refreshments and drinks at the new Library building at the at the Inveresk Campus, where you will be welcomed to country and meet your fellow delegates.

Keynote speaker TBA.

Wednesday 28th November 5pm

Find out more about Inveresk campus

Workshop Activities

Wednesday 28th November 2023

Tasmania's School of Architecture and Design will offer short workshops on the day before presentations. The workshops will be finalised closer to the conference .

Attendance at these workshops are highly recommended and very popular! Plan your travel arrangements accordingly.

The 2023 Organising Committee

This conference organising committee is lead by the Conference Chair, Dr. Mark Dewsbury and is made up of PhD students within the school Architecture and Design:

  • Antonia Guan
  • Freya Su
  • Jack Tan
  • Rhys Tanton

Experience the North West Coast of Tasmania

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