Integrating Research Into Design

An AIA 2014 Convention Preview:
This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled
for a June presentation in San Francisco.
Light refreshments sponsored by RATCLIFF and Jensen + Partners

1.5 CES LUs

This 90-minute seminar will provide an overview of research-integrated design and its place in a changing architectural profession and a review of current trends, applications, and its importance for re-positioning the profession into the future. The three speakers will introduce case studies that highlight the application of research-based design in academics and practice. Two presentations (projects funded by the AIA/AAH Tuttle Fellowship project and the UC Berkeley Chester Miller Fellowship) will focus on a planning and design aspect; the third presentation will focus on how the architect-client relationships benefit by exercising a research-based design approach. Participants will discuss the opportunities and strategies for emerging professionals to immediately apply research-based design techniques to upcoming projects in diverse areas of architecture, planning, and design.

David Alpert, AIA, MBA, LEED AP
Design Principal, Jensen + Partners, San Francisco, California

Katya Kostyukova, Assoc. AIA
Architectural Designer, Nautilus Group, Berkeley, California

Lance Keoki Kubiak
Junior Planner, The Ratcliff Architects, Emeryville, California

Alexander J.C Tsai
Project Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, California

Learning Objectives:

1. Be better positioned to respond to an ever-changing clientele that demands well-informed design interventions that  address a variety of social, cultural, and economic factors.

2. Understand strategies on gathering useful/applicable data.

3. Realize the potential of research-based design.

4. Learn current application of research in design, which is quite limited in the modern profession.

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