Until recently, there has been a reluctance within architectural culture to acknowledge and accept the role of design research as part of the discourse. Contrary to the conventional design practice, at ecologiq believe that research is vital to architectural practice. We invest into architectural study and integrate research into our design processes and services. This advances our practice, allows to produce innovative results, creates a convincing base for the design solutions and contributes to better design and built outcome. ecologiqhas investigated and researched to identify major gaps in architectural practice and has build an in-house guideline to ensure that these are applied and always considered to create solutions outside the course of ordinary design work.