Case Study Library
This section contains case studies undertaken
by students from around the country. The authors range
from first year architecture students to graduate students in building science. Naturally,
the studies vary in length and scope. We believe all of the studies here have something to
offer - either as a pedagogic model for architectural educators, or as a step in building
a shared knowledge base on how buildings really perform and are experienced by their
This section contains pages describing
buildings we are curious about and that would make great candidates for investigation.
Case Study Components: Building
Case Study Dossiers
Two complementary artifacts make up a Vital
Signs case study: a Building Workup and Case Study Dossier. This page offers a description
Performing a Case Study
This page explains the makeup of a case study
and suggests types of buildings worth studying. It also provides some guidelines to help
focus a study on an interesting question and then to develop a hypothesis and course of
study to test it.
Style Guide for
Case-Study Web Pages
This style guide contains design guidelines
and HTML code to use when creating case-study web pages. Should you create case-study
reports to post on your own web page or school's web page, you'll find the style guide
offers useful suggestions and examples to follow.
Publishing a Case Study
This page describes the two different paths
available to publish your case study on the web. It outlines the process for each.