• 09 Jul 2021

ACE publishes the Value of #Architecture II

The ACE publishes the Value of #Architecture II. Demonstrating the value of design through research in European architecture practice

This study is commissioned by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, with the aim to support the development of research in architectural practice across Europe. Meaning finding suitable tools to document and evaluate the different types of value creation. This will enable architects to demonstrate the value of what they do, diversify their services and become more resilient, whatever the size of practice or the sector that they work in. This study has been conducted by Rowena Hay, Flora Samuel and Lorraine Farrelly.

"The Value of Architecture II shows the importance of using research to evidence the environmental, social, cultural and economic performance of built environment projects. It features a set of inspiring case studies drawn from practices of all sizes across Europe who have adopted what are often quite simple research methods to explore the performance of their building projects in-use. I hope that architects and clients alike will take the lead from the case studies featured here, and will see the benefit of using research to understand the impact and value of the building projects they collaboratively deliver." Rowena Hay, Research and Evaluation lead at Shortwork.

The Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is the key to a holistic understanding of human interaction with the built environment and nature. In the age of digitalisation, the numeric approach will be key for the future of architecture.

―  Ruth Schagemann ACE Executive Board Member