SPOKANE, Wash. — David Wang, associate professor of architecture at Washington State University Spokane, has co-authored a book on research methods for architects.

Wang wrote Architectural Research Methods, released by John Wiley & Sons, with Linda Groat of the University of Michigan.

The book features examples from the Community Design & Construction Charrette held each year by WSU Spokane’s Interdisciplinary Design Institute, as well as other student projects in and around Spokane.

Wang cites the lack of an existing textbook, and the growing popularity of research-based architecture programs like the master of science architecture program he coordinates at WSU Spokane, as his reasons for proposing the book to its publisher. It is the first book targeted at architectural research specifically.

The 420-page book covers research methods ranging from quantitative analysis to co-relational research to simulation research to qualitative research, including history research. It is available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and the Students Book Corporation (Bookie); list price is $49.95.

Wang received his doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan, and his M. Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is a registered architect in Michigan and Pennsylvania. He received WSU Spokane’s Faculty Excellence Award for 2001.

For more information, contact Wang at (509) 358-7908, davewang@wsu.edu, or see msarch.spokane.wsu.edu.