In light of COVID-19, AIA Cincinnati chapter events will be held virtually through June 2021, unless stated otherwise.
*Zoom* VISION Keynote – Research Without Boundaries: Work | School | Play
July 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Melissa Farling, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, Gould Evans
Discussion & Q&A: noon — 1:00 p.m.
Free (registration required): AIA members, students and non-members with no CEU Certificate
$25: non-members requesting LU certificate
VISION Keynote – Research Without Boundaries: Work | School | Play
***ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED BEFORE 5pm ON JULY 15 TO RECEIVE ZOOM INFORMATION.****
Research finds its way into practice in many ways. For architects and designers, research is a natural and integral part of problem-solving [work]. Often, research on a project takes place in the early stages of development. However, arguably, research persists from pre-design to post- occupancy.
Inquiry in academia [school] is another method of research. The designing of curriculum, working with students, and the student projects themselves, afford opportunities for deep exploration.
What drives you? Whether you have a project or not, the questions you want answered, the curiosities and passions can be springboards for research. Research outside of practice or academia is a healthy way to expand your thinking and knowledge base [play].
This discussion will focus on the variety of sources of inspiration for, methodologies, and integrations of research in practice.
- Understand the different entry points for research in practice
- Review various processes for research
- Explore alternative definitions of research
- Leverage and motivate staff through self-guided inquiry
Speaker: Melissa Farling, FAIA
Melissa provides leadership to the firm and within the profession, focusing primarily on ways in which architecture impacts people. In an effort to create positive impact, much of her career has focused on public facilities such as justice, educational and behavioral health facilities of all sizes. She has successfully applied research to design, resulting in measurable outcomes. Melissa sits on the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice leadership group and the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Advisory Council. She has contributed to many publications and gives frequent presentations on evidence-based design applications.