Recent

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Research Journals

What design strategies should be used for expanding the boundary of healthcare facilities beyond the conventional norm? How could design practice create a facility that is more than a community wellness center? This paper focuses on the expansion and decentralization of healthcare within a community context. For academics and practitioners, the changing landscape of the... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Research Journals

This investigation was conducted for a conceptual design competition, specifically focusing on the design of a therapeutic community for space travel. The competition encouraged innovation by asking participants to solve challenges anticipated in the future delivery of healthcare without the usual restrictions tied to budget, schedule, and codes. This research focused on Translational Medicine, or... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Research Journals

This article investigates the design strategies for enhancing the well-being, comfort, and safety of the patient along with providing spaces for the care givers that streamlines workflow, adapt to technology and care within the premises of radiation oncology treatment. The vault is the core of the radiation oncology treatment process. This study analyzed how the... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Energy, Innovation Incubator, Research Journals

The COVID-19 public health crisis has affected many aspects of daily living and working behavior, impacting carbon footprint. This research aims to explore adaptive working behavior and its direct and quantifiable environmental impacts. It studies various working and commuting behavior scenarios on energy consumption and the carbon footprint of commuting and building operations. The paper... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Research Journals

Research in the profession of Architecture has been an ill-defined endeavor for decades. During the 1980’s, research was by and large under the purview of academic institutions, and it was primarily focused on issues that were perceived by professionals as having questionable relevance to their work. Through the end of the millennium firms, with few... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Human Experience (Hx), Innovation Incubator

The pandemic revealed that the challenges facing K-12 schools are examples of what are referred to as ‘wicked problems’. What is a wicked problem? Problems that are complex and difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements. As 2020 revealed, these crises come in a variety of forms and are often hard to... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Innovation Incubator

Designers are storytellers. From the procession to a building’s entrance to the interior, the real experience of architecture is defined by a journey of visual cues, spatial implications, and curated thoughts. Yet too often when presenting design ideas, we are limited by two-dimensional tools of screens and slides. Real Presentations in Virtual Rooms proposes spatializing... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Innovation Incubator, Resilience

We investigated the resiliency of two commonly used wall types with current and projected future weather. We modified existing weather files using linear regression to predict future increases in rainfall in Houston TX. We found these weather files unreliable and ended up purchasing project files. We utilized the increased rainfall data and varying permeability of... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Innovation Incubator, Resilience

The threat of wildfires in California has significantly altered quality of life in the region. Adaptation will require fundamental corrections in land stewardship, development patterns, and building practices. Design professionals must make sense of an overwhelming array of information. This report summarizes design relevant information including the role of wildfire in California’s ecosystem and the... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Design Process, Energy, Innovation Incubator

Passive House design requires users to create a complete building model to determine the energy performance of both the whole building and its individual elements. It makes traditional PHPP modeling a dilemma at the initial design stage when design decision making through optimization is necessary, without feeding too much design details. This research explores an... Read more »

Article
Contribution
  |  Channel: Resilience

With the support of the AIA College of Fellows and its 2015-2017 Latrobe Research Prize, the Arid Lands Institute assembled a multidisciplinary team which included researchers at Perkins&Will to accelerate the design of climate adaptation in water-stressed cities. Specifically, the Drylands Resilience Initiative set out to make it fast, easy, and affordable to capitalize on... Read more »