Design is Research

Written by Alberto Campo Baeza

There are countless reasons that demonstrate why an architectural project is a work of research.

Architectural practice, which we – architects – call project design, from the initial idea to the basic project, followed by the construction or working project and from there to site management, is or should be a real work of research. And by the same token, its transmission, the teaching of project design is also and must be a real work of research.

In this text, Project Design is Research, it is my intention to show how design in architecture is research. Because, while this may be difficult for those who are not architects to understand, project design is research. Any architectural project is or should be, a real work of research.