Emerge by AIAU: Research in Architecture

Learn how to establish a culture of research in the practice of architecture, an integral step in the evolution of your career, your firm, and the profession.


Amidst this time of unprecedented change, a research culture in the architecture profession has never been more important. A commitment to rigorous research is essential for the professional of the future—enabling design to evolve in order to provide a built environment that can help transform communities and people’s lives. Research is also needed to help firms thrive as they look for ways to innovate and combat the disruptions that will transform our world. In this course, you will learn from experts in practice who have incorporated research into their professional journeys—and yielding new discoveries in their work.

Complete activities along the way and take a short quiz to receive credit for this course.

Learning objectives

  • Evaluate different research methodologies and how they can be integrated into practice.
  • Understand how incorporating research into practice can improve the efficacy of a project and its effect on the user and environment.
  • Gain insight on how to transform your firm into subject matter experts on varying issues within the profession.
  • Review different research projects, their research methodologies, and the effects that research has had on architectural projects and the firm’s success.
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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.00 LU
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    Andrea Love


    Principal and Director of Building Science | Payette


    Andrea Love is a Principal and the Director of Building Science at Payette, the 2019 AIA Firm Award...
  • Jason Oliver Vollen


    Vice President / High Performance Buildings Practice Leader, Americas / Architecture Practice and Technical Director, Northeast Region | AECOM

    Jason Vollen is High Performance Buildings Practice Leader for the Americas and the State + Local...