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.
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.
- Understand strategies on gathering useful/applicable data.
- Realize the potential of research-based design.
- Learn current application of research in design, which is quite limited in the modern profession.
This workshop is aimed to benefit an emerging and immediate level
professional with an active interest in expanding their scope of
integrating research-based design into practice. This seminar is
oriented to all emerging professionals in architecture, planning and
design from any size firm and area of interest. The audience will
benefit from hearing three different perspectives of applying academic
research methods into design practice for a specific client, in this
case The Department of Veterans Affairs – Designing for Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder and emerging military health concerns. Two of the case
studies presented in the seminar have been funded by the AIA/AAH Tuttle
Fellowship project and the UC Berkeley Chester Miller Fellowship fund.
Katya Alexander, MArch, AIA Associate
Designer, Nautilus Group, Oakland, California
David Alpert , AIA, MBA, LEED AP
Design Principal, Jensen + Partners, Berkeley, California
Lance Keoki Kubiak, MArch, AIA Associate
Junior Planner, The Ratcliff Architects, Fresno, CAAlexander J.C Tsai, Assoc AIA
Project Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs, San Francisco, California