I Love This Place! Social Research-Driven Design

On 12.05.16, the AIANY Social Science and Research Committee held its seventh public program, the last of this year, at the Center for Architecture: “I Love this Place! Exceptional Design Driven by Social Research.” Co-chair Melissa Marsh, Assoc. AIA, explained that she and Evie Klein, Assoc. AIA, positioned the committee under the “Design Excellence” umbrella at AIANY because a social science perspective is critical for great architecture. Continue reading “I Love This Place! Social Research-Driven Design”

The Ways and Whys of Incorporating Social Science Methodologies into Architecture Curricula

The AIANY Social Science & Architecture Committee was formed in January 2016 with the goal of bringing professionals and students of architecture and social science together to discuss, collaborate, and facilitate programs for the community. The committee recently hosted “The Education of the Architect: Incorporating Social Science,” the second of a three-part series focused on the ability of social science research to shape the building of livable, equitable, and resilient cities.

The program on 06.08.16 was introduced by Melissa Marsh, co-chair of the committee and Founder and CEO of PLASTARC. It was moderated by Fauzia Khanani, Assoc. AIA, founder and principal of Foz Design. Continue reading “The Ways and Whys of Incorporating Social Science Methodologies into Architecture Curricula”