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Methods of Inquiry in Architectural Design: a quick guide

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Architectural Design--Methodology
Architectural Design--Research
Architecture--Research
Architecture-environmental aspects-periodicals

Architecture-periodicals

Design--Methodology
Landscape architecture-research-methodology 
Urban Landscape Architecture

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Nicholas Fagan
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Joseph F. Morbito Architecture Library

John Elliot Center for Architecture & Environmental Design

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What are methods of inquiry?

"Inquiry is the creation of knowledge or understanding; it is the reaching out of a human being beyond himself to a perception of what he may be or would be, or what the world could be or ought to be." - C. West Churchman, The Design of Inquiring systems.

This guide presents key resources and practical information primarily in landscape and architectural inquiry/research techniques.  The focus is on materials in the KentLINK catalog and in the Joseph F. Morbito Architecture Library.

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