Research Journal Vol. 03.01

The fifth issue of the Perkins+Will Research Journal features four articles that focus on diverse research topics, including occupant engagement and behavior relating to energy reduction in office spaces; global design and construction considerations for architectural design in developing countries; customization of BIM software applications for sustainable design and parametric modeling in Revit and guidelines for minimizing glare when harvesting natural daylight.

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.

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