Architectural research

AIAs architectural research goals

In the last year, we have produced new research that you can use to inform your practice in areas including design and health, energy and materials; through our Knowledge Communities; and through our work with the Architects Foundation.

BRIK: Curated, professionally-reviewed research

Designing for today’s built environment requires architects to develop empirically tested, data-driven designs and to share this knowledge and expertise openly.

The Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK) is an online information portal where you will find curated, professionally-reviewed research on all facets of the built environment, from building performance and materials to large-scale infrastructure and systems. BRIK is a collaborative effort of AIA and the National Institute of Building Sciences.

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Join as a BRIK research partner or contributor.

Research—and the knowledge it delivers—is vital to project success, and the architecture profession.

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