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RIBA Research in Practice Guide
The RIBA Research in Practice Guide was developed as part of a project that looked into the state of housing research undertaken by architecture practices. This project titled 'Home Improvements' began with a survey and series of interviews with practitioners who suggested that architects consider research to be integral to their business. However it was clear that there are con icting understandings of research, in particular about what exactly constitutes research and how it aligns with other everyday activities in practice.
This guide is meant to be read with the RIBA Plan of Work, giving architects practical guidance on how to understand and further exploit the research they already do. Its purpose is to help broaden architects' research horizons, building useful and rewarding programmes of work and strengthening relationships with the wider research community.