This is concerned with the renewal of architectural education as a response to the ongoing cultural, technological, social and economic transformations. It includes the following research topics:

  • Case-based research: analysis of precedents (styles, periods, architects, buildings) and systematization of architectural knowledge (taxonomies, case repositories).
  • Participatory processes: Urban analysis, place and identity, housing (co-housing), with the participation of professionals and citizens.
  • Learning spaces: development and implementation of innovative learning spaces as a result of the hybridization of different pedagogical models: constructivism, blended-learning, collaborative learning, and learning in the workplace .