The purpose of this paper is to achieve an
understanding of design activities in the context of
building design. The starting point is an overview
of design research and design methodology. From
the insights gained by this analysis of design in this
specific context, we present an ‘organization
structure and design’ workshop approach for
collaborative multi-discipline design management.
The workshops set-up, used to implement and to
test the approach, are presented as well as the
experiences of the participants. The project was
done in close cooperation with the professional
societies with in the Dutch building design field.
More than one hundred experienced professionals
participated in the workshops. The workshops have
become part of the permanent professional training
program Dutch architectural society.