An example of a comfortable, heavy mass traditional building, well protected from solar gain

ASA (ANZAScA) is an international organization, the objective of which is to promote architectural science, theory and practice primarily in relation to teaching and research in institutions of higher education.
It has a membership of several thousand professionals, academics and students from many countries. This Association was formerly known as ANZAScA (Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association).

Participation in the Association’s activities is open to all whose work deals with architectural science and who share the Association’s objectives and attend its events.

The Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association

was formed on the initiative of Professor Henry (Jack) Cowan, Derrick Kendrick and other Architectural Science academics to enable them to meet, discuss, and exchange information about their research and teaching. The membership was drawn from architecture schools in Australia and New Zealand, and was open to students and professionals who contributed to the teaching of technical subjects.
The first meeting was held in 1963 in Adelaide. A few years later, annual conferences were introduced, hosted by one of the universities in the region.



The 2017 Conference will be held at the
Victoria University of Wellington,
New Zealand
in early December 2017 (final dates later)

The 2016  Conference, was held in
Adelaide, Australia from 7-9 December 2016:
ASA 2016: Fifty years later: Revisiting the role of architectural science in design and practice
See the website at at

ASA Newsletter, 2017, 1st Quarter
Newsletter 2017-1 thumbnail is available for download (PDF, 5MB)
or view online (500KB)

Previous Newsletters also available —

newsletter-2015-4 (pdf)
newsletter-2015-3 (pdf)
newsletter-2015-2 (pdf)
2015-first newsletter (pdf)


The next Conference will be held in ADELAIDE in Australia, 7th to 9th December 2016: