Design Research

Design research encompasses the methods and outputs of investigations that contribute to new knowledge through the creation of design projects in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design. 

Design research

The home of design research at the University of Adelaide is the Design Research Collective (DRC). The DRC aims to develop a community of designers whose research not only raises the quality of debate around the built environment but also engages in its production. Activities include support for PhD by Design candidates, including the testing and dissemination of their work through the biannual DRC Colloquium. 

Our research

DRC researchers are working on a range of design-focus research projects that include: 

  • Epistemological processes of spatial thinking in practice 
  • Design research pedagogy and methods 
  • Designing for adaptive reuse 

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