Architecture is the art and technique of designing and building, as distinguished from the skills associated with construction. The Architecture Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preprints, preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps architecture scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
This network contains research on all aspects of architectural discourse. The discipline of architecture is immense and difficult to delineate; it encompasses works of design, speculation, construction, theory, urbanism, history, science, criticism, and most of all: built form. Combining aspects of engineering, art, and planning, architecture is inherently an interdisciplinary process relying heavily on the influence of outside factors such as economics, politics, and history.