MadLAB

Method studio's madlab

The madlab (method architecture and design laboratory) is the primary research and development arm of Method Studio. We believe that fundamental to any design or technical endeavor is the ability to question critically, fully engage, and insightfully discover. We view Architectural Research as primarily a project-based endeavor, aimed at constructing designed solutions utilizing innovative techniques and critical discourse. Employing our research practices, we believe that every project has the ability to advance industry knowledge, promote best practices, and generate inventive solutions. We seek to partner with those who share our passion for making the unknown known.

REINVENTING THE 'WET CORE' FOR STUDENT HOUSING
For many of us, living in the ‘dorms’ during our college days was considered a right of passage...
REMAPPING TODAY'S PUBLIC LIBRARIES
It is clear, even to the passive observer, that the identity and principle function of the public library is evolving...
SOLID TIMBER CONSTRUCTION MARKETS
Timber has always been a fundamental material for constructing the built environment...
INTERLOCKING CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER
Interlocking Cross Laminated Timber (ICLT) is a prefabricated cross-laminated solid-wood wall and roof panel developed by Euclid Timber, LLC in Heber City, Utah...
INTEGRATING 7-HABITS FOR NEW STUDENT HOUSING
This study enlisted several participants (students and staff) from Utah State University to engage...
SCALABLE ARCHITECTURAL INTERVENTIONS
In partnership with Pikus3D, we utilize state-of-the-art 3D printing technology and advanced concrete mix design...

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A New Home

PLEASANT GROVE — The Hale Center Theater in Orem has announced that it is relocating to Pleasant
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Method studio never shies away from a chance to explore new ground, especially when we get to
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question. engage. discover.

research fellows

One of the principle objectives of the madlab has been to establish a research fellowship within the academy to mentor a generation of future architectural researchers. These fellows investigate and engage in projects that are specific to Method Studio and our clients.

Redefining Architectural Context
Within the field of architecture, the term context is repeatedly debated and often misunderstood.
'LAUNCH PADS': A generational Response to Urban Housing
This research studied compact housing from around the globe and teased out the design...
Evaluating the Utah High Performance Building Standard
An evaluation of several of the most recent projects constructed by the state of Utah...