Jump to navigation
Civic + Cultural
Corporate + Commercial
Science + Technology
Sports, Recreation + Entertainment
Reuse + Transformation
Ideas + Buildings Blog
Editors: Ajla Aksamija and Kalpana Kuttaiah
Research Journal Vol. 10.02
This issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal is a celebratory 20th issue, which marks the publication’s 10 year anniversary—a significant milestone for the firm and the design profession. As one of...
David Cordell, Haley Nelson, and Jon Penndorf
The goal of this research is to explore the link between the built environment and occupant well-being using completed pre- and post-occupancy evaluations in conjunction with literature review on the...
Shadow Box Design
Shadow boxes are commonly used in curtain wall construction, but can be problematic if not designed and detailed correctly and appropriately for the climate. Much has been written about shadow box...
Designing for Future Mobility
"We are experiencing a technologically-driven shift in the transportation industry, which is transforming the way we move and live in cities. While new mobility options have the potential to...
John Haymaker, Christopher Meek, Devin Kleiner, Rob Pena, Heather Burpee, and Weston Norwood
Constructing Performance-Based Tools and Practices
This article reports on an ongoing academic and professional collaboration to develop and test computational, performance-based design methods, and to discover and develop design talent skilled in...
Victor Okhoya, Marcelo Bernal, Cheney Chen, Tyrone Marshall, and John Haymaker
Constructing Design Spaces
Parametric analysis is an important method for design exploration in architectural practice. However, architects do not take full advantage of its capabilities because they lack systematic methods...
Research Journal Vol. 10.01
This issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal includes three articles that focus on different research topics, such as the potential gaps in energy simulations, methods for integrating parametric...
Energy-Related Occupant Behavior Schedule
This research article focuses on one of the potential gaps in energy simulations, static occupancy schedules. Static occupancy schedules bring uncertainties to energy models and impact the accuracy...
Ajla Aksamija and Dylan Brown
Integration of Parametric Design Methods and Building Performance Simulations for High-Performance Buildings
"This article discusses methods for integrating parametric design methods with building performance analysis procedures, suitable for whole building design. In this research, an ideal framework was...
Spatial and Motivational Programming in Office Environments: Comparison of Co-Working to Other Types of Commercial Spaces
The well-being, productivity and engagement of employees in commercial buildings are important for creating contemporary working environments. This research article explores different working...
Research Journal Vol. 09.02
This issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal includes four articles that focus on different research topics, such as the impact of active workstations in office environments, methods for integrating...
Activating the Workplace
Today’s workforce understands that sitting all day is not healthy. As a result, employees are increasingly requesting more opportunities for movement throughout the workday. Workplace design has...
Material Health and Transparency
Material health is important for every designer, no matter if we specify construction and building materials, finishes for interiors, or ancillary items like furniture and equipment. Information...
Micah Lipscomb and Kimberly Rollings
Although the benefits of nature exposure to human health are well documented, less is known about the psychological benefits of exposure to nature indoors. This study observed whether the addition of...
Veronika Jonsson and Noah Green
Learning through Osmosis
Traditional mentorship can bridge the gap between industry experts and newcomers, however, time and commitment can be barriers to forming these relationships. In this article, we introduce an...