SoA Faculty and Student Research on Performance in ARPA Journal

Research from SoA Faculty Forrest Meggers and Mahadev Raman, Ph.D. student Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, and alumns Nick Pajerski, Gabriel Fries-Briggs and Brendan Shea are featured in the July 2015 issue of ARPA Journal, which focuses on Performance.

ARPA Journal Issue 3, Performance, focuses on the the way in which criteria are established and enforced in architectural research practice. Organized into critiques and projects, it asks: "How do designers and researchers define, evaluate and communicate performance and its attendant value system? To what degree can we determine or guarantee performance? How do we acknowledge image and perception as a function of effectiveness? Who is performing? In a ‘demo or die’ culture, how and where is performance tested?"

These articles are available now at the following links:

Forrest Meggers, "By Default"

Mahadev Raman, "Efficiency as Integration"

Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, "Domestic Homelessness"

Nick Pajerski, Gabriel Fries-Briggs and Brendan Shea, "Choreographing Contingency"

ARPA Journal is a biannual digital publication, based at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, that serves as a public forum for debate on applied research practices in architecture.