Book | Research for Architectural Practice

12 August 2021

Authored by Hayball

Hayball are featured as one of the 12 global practices in Katharine Martindale’s book Research for Architectural Practice. The book provides a clear guide for practitioners looking to establish or already conducting research projects in a practice context and for graduate students looking to support their studies and role within practice.

The first section discusses why research is relevant to practice, how it benefits both practice and their clients, the breadth of topics, and tackles the key challenges facing research in practice and discusses how to overcome them, including how to fund research in practice. The second section, focuses on the mechanics of a research project, providing a step-by-step guide to reviewing literature and publications, data collection and research methods, ethics, writing up and publishing.

The final section profiles twelve architecture practices ranging in size, structure, location, research interest and approach, followed by illustrated profiles of their design influenced research work.

Research for Architectural Practice (2021) by Katharine A. Martindale