Over the past decade or more, the concept of ‘practice-based research’ has gained greater clarity and legitimacy as a specific subset of architectural design research, which “can be described as the processes and outcomes of inquiries and investigations in which architects use the creation of projects, built or un-built, or else broader contributions toward design thinking, as the central constituent in a process which also involves the more generalised research activities of thinking writing, test, verifying, debating, disseminating, perform, validating, etc.” (Fraser, 2015: 40). A significant model for the architectural practice-based PhD has been developed through RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), spearheaded by Professor Leon van Schaik in 1986, and facilitated through twice-yearly symposia held in Melbourne, Vietnam, and Ghent/Barcelona. Many Australian and European universities are presently undertaking this mode of delivery on the basis of the RMIT model.
|Title of host publication||Case Study Strategies for Architects and Designers: Integrative Data Research Methods|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|