In the fourth issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal we have five articles that focus on diverse topics, such as methods for improving design decision-making through simulations and modeling of building performance indicators, finding solutions for complex curtain wall systems, relationships between architectural planning of educational facilities and different learning styles, guidelines for integration of energy analysis into architectural design and lastly, design considerations for pool environments.
The Perkins+Will Research Journal documents research relating to architectural and design practice. Architectural design requires immense amounts of information for inspiration, creation and construction of buildings.
Considerations for sustainability, innovation and high-performance designs lead the way of our practice, where research is an integral part of the process. The themes included in this journal illustrate types of projects and inquiries undertaken at Perkins+Will and capture research questions, methodologies and results of these inquiries.
The Perkins+Will Research Journal is a peer-reviewed research journal dedicated to documenting and presenting practice-related research associated with buildings and their environs. Original research articles, case studies and guidelines have been incorporated into this publication. The unique aspect of this journal is that it conveys practice-oriented research projects aimed at supporting our teams.