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Keynote Speakers

Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS, founded in 1980, is a private company owned by its partners and led by its Design Partner Dr Ir Philippe SAMYN. With its affiliated companies FTI (founded in 1985), DAE (founded in 1994) and AirSR (founded in 2003), it is active in all fields of architecture and building engineering.

Philippe Samyn’s architectural and engineering design approach is based on questioning, which can be summarised as a “why” methodology inspired by the client aspiration and the genius loci. The firm approaches projects openly to all sorts of possibilities whilst listening closely to its client demands.

Its projects are often published in the international specialised press and filmed (2971 publications and 211 footages as of 2020-11-30).

As founding Partner, has been responsible for the global development of the firm after 2 years of training with the consulting engineers, Verdeyen & Moenaert, and after 6 years of training with the Architectural firm of A. De Doncker.

His extensive and continuous world wide travels for various commissions form his philosophical attitude for the firm based on questioning.

The link to the online talk will be provided later.

The organizing committee is proud to announce that the ATI2022 Opening Keynote will be delivered by Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, on November 30, with the lecture “Spatializing Justice”.

In an era of declining public commitment how can we re-connect design experimentation with social responsibility?  In this talk Cruz and Forman will advocate for expanded modes of practice through which architects and urbanists can design counter-spatial strategies, new political and economic processes, and new modalities of activism and sociability.  They will draw upon their work on housing and public infrastructure at the San Diego-Tijuana border.

The link to the online talk will be provided later.

De-constructing & Re-using Architecture

By the turn of a new millennium, architecture found a new horizon in the digital realm: parametric design, interactive design, and the blurry definitions of virtual and physical environments. Twenty-two years later we are running towards disaster: all the physical world upon which we built this new architecture is running out of energy, resources, and accumulating eternal waste. Architecture seems to have focused on buildings that are high-energy consumers. Spaces in buildings are designed to be supplied with artificial ventilation, heating, and lighting, thus increasing operational energy. In the production of building materials, their transportation and process of construction, there is energy embodied, which is simply lost at the end of the building’s service-life. Producing this energy comes with an increase of the carbon emissions, and their accumulation in the planet’s atmosphere has taken us into a climate crisis. Our environment is warming up day by day, increasing the frequency of the so-called natural disasters, such as droughts, rains and wildfires, moreover establishing extreme environmental conditions as the new normal in many places. As a result of this taking-consuming-throwing approach to design, our architectural footprint is just a huge amount of building waste.

The 3rd International Symposium on Architecture, Technology and Innovation, ATI 2022 invites the scholars, practitioners and professionals to submit abstracts on ideas, initiatives, designs, research studies, teaching activities, policies, and practices, that offer a glimpse of hope in this bleak landscape. 

Deconstructing and Reusing Architecture refers to the highly required paradigm shift, from the current manner of producing “take and throw” architectural outputs to a circular approach, where buildings are conceived as a source of materials and not as the end of the design process. We must then deconstruct the ways we design and build, the way we reuse our resources, the policies we adopt to involve all stakeholders in the construction process, and the way we teach and guide a new generation of architects.

Publications Opportunities

Selected papers will be published at the “Journal of Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies” (indexed in TR Dizin), “Journal of Architectural Sciences and Applications – JASA” (indexed in TR Dizin), and the “International Journal of Digital Innovation in the Built Environment”.

List of the Possible Topics

De-constructing Practice

  • Circular Economy in the Built Environment 
  • Design for Disassembly 
  • Reuse, Reduce, Repurpose and Recycle
  • Smart and Bio-based Materials
  • Renewable and Recycled Materials
  • Circular Case Studies 
  • Digital Fabrication and Robotic Technologies in Design
  • Modularity in Structures

De-constructing Design and Education

  • Design for Flexibility 
  • Adaptive Architecture
  • Sustainable architecture and engineering practices
  • Furniture and environmental design
  • Teaching deconstruction and adaptive reuse
  • Learning how to design circular projects
  • Designing with Waste Materials

De-constructing Policies and Theory

  • Adopt policies to facilitate the role of stakeholders, including industry, construction companies, and contractors
  • Social impact of using “used” materials and not living in “new”
  • Transitions for a Circular Built Environment
  • Digitalization and Circularity
  • Social Impacts of Circular Economy in the Built Environment
  • Circular Cities and Societies

Important Dates

Call for Sessions


Extended Deadline to Submit Session Proposals


Session Acceptance Notification


Call for Abstract Submission


Deadline to Submit Abstracts


Abstract Acceptance Notification


Extended Deadline to Submit Full Papers


Full Paper Notification


ATI2022 Symposium