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The links on this page lead to several resources: abstracts and full papers from the Research for Practice (RFP) and Upjohn Research Initiatives, the Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK), proceedings of research summits and conferences, a history of research at the AIA, a primer on research, and a list of past submission jurors.

The AIA Practice Relevant Research Roadmap and Action Strategy (2016; PDF) outlines three goals around which the AIA can help support the profession: (1) increase research literacy in the profession, (2) enable and support research within the profession, and (3) illustrate and celebrate research. Potential activities the AIA could pursue are listed. To get involved, contact

AIA Upjohn Research Initiative

supporting applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge

2016 Call for Submissions (deadline September 1, 2016)


Building Research Information Knowledgebase

your information portal to professionally-reviewed research in all aspects of the built environment – a collaborative effort of the American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences




Upjohn Research Initiative

2015 grant recipients (abstracts)
2014 grant recipients
2013 grant recipients
2012 grant recipients
2011 grant recipients
2010 grant recipients
2009 grant recipients
(abstracts and full reports)
2008 grant recipients
(abstracts and full reports)
2007 grant recipients
(abstracts and full reports)
2015 Call for Submissions (closed September 1, 2015) (PDF)

AIA Report on University Research (volume 5)

RFP Research Grant Program

2008 grant recipients (abstracts and full reports)
2007 grant recipients
(abstracts and full reports)
2006 grant recipients
(abstracts and full reports)
2005 AIA Report on University Research

AIA Report on University Research (volume 5)

Awards Jury (Upjohn and RFP)

Jury Participants

AIA Research Summits

2013 Research Summit (PDF)
2012 Research Summit
(PDF); Appendix (PDF)
2007 Research Summit

2010 ARCC/EAAE International Conference on Architectural Research

Final Papers
Conference Proceedings

Research & Design – The Quarterly of the AIA Research Corporation

Research & Design v1 n1 (1978, January) – Solar Architecture
Research & Design v1 n2
(1978, April) – Seismic Design
Research & Design v1 n3
(1978, July) – Post-Occupancy Evaluation
Research & Design v1 n4
(1978, October) – Baseline
Research & Design v2 n1
(1979, January) – Passive Technology
Research & Design v2 n2
(1979, Spring) – Climate and Architecture
Research & Design v2 n3
(1979, Fall) – Passive Cooling
Research & Design v2 n4
(1980, Spring) – Researching the ‘80s
Research & Design v3 n1
(1980, Summer) – Energy Conscious Redesign


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