Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments

Building upon the previous semester’s research, a new team of graduate students has delved further into resilient coastal leisure environment strategies, utilizing two sites as case studies.

Urban Manufacturing Districts

This publication focuses on how architects and urban designers can better impact the conception, planning, and design of manufacturing facilities as part of a healthy mixed-use urban neighborhood.

Innovation in Urban Healthcare

This book catalogues the research of the intersection of urban building typology, new modes of healthcare delivery, such as the CVS Minute Clinic, and new opportunities for integrating healthcare services with other urban uses to create a new kind of urban environment.

Efficiency: An Analytical Approach to Tall Office Buildings

This publication has been prepared as a part of the 2013 Master’s Research Studio in the Northeastern University School of Architecture. All research and content in this publication has been produced by the “Efficiency: An Analytical Approach to Tall Office Buildings” studio research team in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP.

Resilient Coastal Leisure Environments

A team of researchers in Portugal, Croatia, and Boston have been considering how future tourism development might better be leveraged to create more resilient coastal environments, using Algarve and Dalmatia as comparative case studies.

Urban Energy Systems

The intent of this year-long research and innovation studio is to interrogate the important contexts and systemic operating logics of the production, manufacturing, infrastructure, and performance of architecture as the source for innovation that condition contemporary built environments.

Prefab City

There is a disproportionally high number of prefab buildings (especially residential homes) in rural settings. Our research, therefore, has purposefully limited looking into this well-documented area of prefab in order to explore and eventually identify the challenges that are unique to urban environments.


This book is divided into three main sections: guest, services, and design, each of which has subcategories. These include Amenities, Guest Sequence, Back of House, Service Sequence, Configuration, and Rooms and Style. Each of these subcategories has been thoroughly researched and a series of “packages” or collections of commonly paired hotel options are defined in each chapter.