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Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs (2017)
Journal Article
Oliveira, S., & Marco, E. (2017). Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 27(4), 549-561. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-016-9369-9

© 2016, The Author(s). This paper discusses observations of an architecture and environmental engineering undergraduate design studio project assigned to 4th year students at a UK university. In the UK, most architecture courses are characterised by... Read More about Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs.

The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Sexton, M., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2017, April). The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms. Paper presented at Professional Practices in the Built Environment conference, University of Reading 27th April 2017

Whilst some architects engage in energy analysis discussions early in design, in most cases building services engineers carry out modelling and simulation tasks often at late stages of design. Recently, however, a number of large architecture firms h... Read More about The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms.

Institutional work for new modes of evaluation: Emerging culture of assessment in evaluating sustainability in architecture (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S. (2013, July). Institutional work for new modes of evaluation: Emerging culture of assessment in evaluating sustainability in architecture. Paper presented at European Group of Organization Studies

This paper deals with the question of how understandings on criteria for evaluating sustainability develop in award winning architecture in 1990-2012 in the UK. Based on the concept of institutional work the paper examines the activities and actors t... Read More about Institutional work for new modes of evaluation: Emerging culture of assessment in evaluating sustainability in architecture.