Reflections on the Adoption of Building Performance Simulation in Architectural Education

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Abstract

This paper contributes to the discussion about the place of Building Performance Simulation (BPS) in architectural education. First, the paper introduces three new perspectives grounded in established theory from social science relating to 1) taste, 2) the agency of technical objects such as BPS software, and 3) the divergence between architecture and adjacent fields. The perspectives offered by these theories can be useful for understanding and acting upon some of the longstanding obstacles to the broader adoption of BPS in architectural education. Second, the paper suggests three heuristic goals to guide initiatives to increase the adoption of BPS in architectural education and beyond: familiarity, confidence, and trust. The paper is informed by previous literature on BPS education and the author's experience as a tenure-track faculty member teaching in a five-year professional undergraduate degree program in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, IBPSA 2022
PublisherAmerican Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Pages390-395
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781955516211
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, IBPSA 2022 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Sep 14 2022Sep 16 2022

Publication series

NameASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
Volume2022-September
ISSN (Electronic)2574-6308

Conference

Conference2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, IBPSA 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period9/14/229/16/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation

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