Building Research Practices

Connecting Education and Practice Through Architectural Research

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SpecificationsISBN: 978-1-941806-98-2 Binding: Hard Bound Pages: 300pp Publication Date: Spring 2019 Size: 7.75” x 11.25” Portrait World Rights: Available

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Building Research Practices: Connecting Education and Practice Through Architectural Research, is a collection of essays and projects tracing the expanding knowledge loop between architecture practice and architecture education spurred by a growing research culture in the field. Leading thinkers in architectural research linked to academia—including Billie Faircloth, Anna Dyson, Kiel Moe, Phil Bernstein—offer their varied stances on the current definitions and potentials of architectural research, and outline the scope of the subject through short critical essays. The book then looks at how the Master of Science in Architecture – Research Practices program at the University of Minnesota has advanced interactive exchange between firms, students, and faculty through research, exhibited by the last five years of practice-research projects conducted through the Consortium for Research Practices: AECOM, BWBR, Cuningham Group, HGA, MBJ, Mortenson Construction, MSR, Perkins+Will, RSP, University of Minnesota School of Architecture. Research projects cover a range of emerging topics, from virtual reality and internet of things to rural healthcare and mass timber.

Andrea J. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA, is a practicing architect and educator, and is currently Associate Director of the Master of Science in Architecture—Research Practices program at the University of Minnesota.

Renée Cheng, FAIA, NOMA, is a Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota, and is currently Director of the Master of Science in Architecture—Research Practices program.

Other Contributors
Phil Bernstein—Associate Dean, Yale School of Architecture
Jane Burry—Dean of School of Design, Swinburne University
Christian Derix—Principal and Global Leader of SUPERSPACE, Woods Bagot
Anna Dyson—Director, Yale Center for Ecosystems in Architecture
Billie Faircloth—Partner and Research Director, KieranTimberlake
she is also writing the foreword)
Thomas Fisher—Professor, Director, Minnesota Design Center, UMN
Daniel Friedman—Dean, University of Hawaii School of Architecture
John Haymaker—Director of Research, Perkins+Will
Vincent James, Jennifer Yoos—Principals, VJAA
Laura Lee—Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Kiel Moe—Chair of Architecture, McGill University
Jenny Sabin—Principal, Jenny Sabin Studio, Professor, Cornell AAP
(plus several additional pending contributors from the US and Britain)

ISBN

978-1-941806-98-2

Binding

Hard Bound

Pages

300pp

Publication date

Spring 2019

Size

7.75” x 11.25” Portrait

World rights