Journal of Architectural Research and Development

  • Online ISSN: 2208-3537
  • Print ISSN: 2208-3529

Journal of Architectural Research and Development (JARD) is an international peer-reviewed and open access journal which is devoted to establish a bridge between theory and practice in the fields of architectural and design research, urban planning and built environment research. The covered topics include, but are not limited to: architectural design, architectural technology (including new technologies and energy saving technologies), architectural practice, urban planning, impacts of architecture on the environment, architectural landscape design, philosophy of architecture, and civil engineering.




Special Issue on Contemporary Social and Cultural Impacts of Chinese Vernacular Architecture and Urban Design

Special issue title: Contemporary Social and Cultural Impacts of Chinese Vernacular Architecture and Urban Design

Background: The Chinese is one of those ancient cultures deeply rooted on valuable knowledge, sensibility, traditions, disclosures, fragrances and so on, which have been refining for millenniums. This heritage not only communicate their people’s spirit, but their authentic voyage through life. Architecture has been distinguished for, among other qualifications, being the trustworthy witness of history. It exists as the result of civilizations momentary image, but it remains for generations afterward to provide a live presence of the past. It is cleverly said that it is like frozen music. This special issue of Journal of Architectural Research and Development is an excellent opportunity to show the world examples of the enormous fruitfulness of this nation through architectural instances and narratives. It intends to compile all those valuable legacies, spread it as much as possible, and pass it to the future architects as a priceless global contribution for the generations to come.

Guest editor: Rolando Gonzalez-Torres, Southern Illinois University

Biography: Higher education experience for over 25 years. Associate Professor since 2014 and currently Head of Graduate Studies at the School of Architecture of Southern Illinois University; PhD in Architecture from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain 2008; Master of Arts in Education from Western Kentucky University, 2001; Master of Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University, 1996; Bachelor of Architecture from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, 1981. He has achieved design prizes from CANL’s Biennial (Mexico) in several occasions. Paper contributions on conferences at Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Krakow, Guimaraes, Detroit, Tucson, Cleveland, Mexico. Publications on several publishing houses.

Submission date: August 23, 2019

Submission deadline:  January 18, 2020

Publication date: June 5, 2020

How to submit your paper:
1) Register as an author and log in:
2) Submit your paper with a cover letter including the special issue title so that we know which issue it is intended for.

Your paper will undergo a fair peer review and be published free of charge and immediately after acceptance and will be available to an international audience.


August 28, 2019
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