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Research Journal Vol. 08.01
This issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal includes four articles that focus on different research topics, such as relationships between mental health and resilient design, obstructions in...
A Contextual Study for Healthy Communities in China
Built upon theories of the built environment’s effect on public health outcome and addressing the importance of cultural sensitivity in urban design and planning, this article gives an introductory...
Sustainable and Energy Efficient Commercial Retrofit
Existing buildings tend to undergo performance degradations, change in use, and unexpected faults or malfunctions over time. These events often result in significant deterioration of the overall...
Tall Wood Survey: Identifying and Analyzing the Obstacles of Perception
Tall wood buildings are becoming increasingly prevalent around the world, and yet, they are conspicuously missing from the U.S. skyline. Antiquated building code restrictions have put the United...
David Cordell and Jon Penndorf
Weathering the Storm: Mental Health and Resilient Design
The goal of this research project was to evaluate the relationship between resilient design strategies and their impact on the mental health of building occupants during a crisis event. We...
Liane Hancock (Louisiana Tech University)
Apples to Oranges: Comparing Building Materials Data
Why does no digital platform attempt to present all performance and sustainability characteristics for building materials in a way that side by side comparison is possible? Is the breadth of data too...
Pravin Bhiwapurkar (University of Cincinnati)
Urban Microclimates and Energy Efficient Buildings
The challenges of a warm climate on urban buildings’ energy needs for space conditioning are discussed by assessing the impact of intra-urban microclimatic changes, also called urban heat islands (...
Ming Tang (University of Cincinnati)
Urban Modeling with Agent-Based System
This article describes research on using local interactions to generate intricate global patterns and emergent urban forms. An agent-based system (ABS) is used to optimize an urban network and...
Christopher Boon (Portland State University), Corey Griffin (Portland State University), Nicholas Papaefthimiou (ZGF Architects LLP), Jonah Ross (ZGF Architects LLP) and Kip Storey (ZGF Architects LLP)
Optimizing Spatial Adjacencies using Evolutionary Parametric Tools: Using Grasshopper and Galapagos to Analyze, Visualize, and Improve Complex Architectural Programming
This article documents the use of Grasshopper and Galapagos (Rhino plugins) as analytical tools to graphically represent and optimize the adjacency requirements in programmatic spaces. The resulting...
Michael Gibson (Kansas State University)
Designed for Performance: Research Methods in a Collaborative Studio Rethinking Modern Curtain Walls
The growing demand for high-performance buildings has pushed the architectural discipline to confront building performance as an integral part of design delivery, while increasing the necessity of...
Research Journal Vol. 07.02
This special issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal is dedicated to the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) 2015 Conference, with the theme “Future of Architectural Research”. The...
Shrinking Wetlands, Sinking Cities
As the Earth’s climate changes and sea waters rise, the world’s many coastal cities must get creative to stay afloat. Levees, floodwalls, and other man-made infrastructure are enormous cost burdens...
Simulation Modeling as a Lean Tool for Healthcare Design
This article outlines the use of operational planning and simulation modeling as a lean tool within Perkins+Will, to determine the room utilization and staffing for a large trauma center, based on...
Israel Nagore Setien
Developments in Residential Open Building
The focus of this article is the open building concept in multi-family residential architecture. The article analyzes and examines two specific projects: the Solid Oud West in Amsterdam (2010) and...
Increasing occurrences of natural disasters and effects of climate change are creating more pressure to design resilient buildings that can withstand and adapt to changing risks, while being...