Solutions can be found when the barriers are understood. Typically untold perspectives will be brought forward to explore the challenges of and opportunities for social science research, and to inform design of the built environment for a more occupant-centric architectural landscape.

This panel will highlight key themes that emerged from the think tank dinner held at the Center for Architecture in March. The dinner convened thought leaders from across the building supply chain, from occupants to owner’s representatives and developers, researchers, practitioners, and the press. During the dinner, common themes emerged that will constitute the framework for this upcoming panel disucssion.

As the AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee enters its second year, understanding how, where, and why social science research happens has been an overarching theme. It is also critical to understand the reasons why social science research does not happen. This panel discussion will explore these reasons, along with what the barriers are to using research in architectural design.