AIA Residential Knowledge Community Web Seminar: Research in Practice
The AIA Residential Knowledge Community Web seminar series explores the ways that architects use research to enhance the health, safety, social, economic and environmental performance of buildings as well as the experiences of housing residents.
A panel of experts in architectural and environmental research explore various approaches to research and strategies for the application of scientific and non-scientific research to architectural practice. The latest trends in evidence-based design are discussed as is the current status of housing research at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. A case study of assisted-living facilities commissioned by the architect and conducted by a leading researcher is described and analyzed.