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Assistant Professor Michelle Laboy and Associate Professors Peter Wiederspahn and David Fannon’s new book, The Architecture of Persistence: Designing for Future Use, is now available from Routledge.

A result of their 2017-2019 Latrobe Prize-winning research, the book examines material longevity in the face of constant physical and cultural change, connects the dimensions of human use and contemporary program, and discusses how time informs the design process.

The Architecture of Persistence argues that continued human use is the ultimate measure of sustainability in architecture, and that expanding the discourse about adaptability to include continuity as well as change offers the architectural manifestation of resilience.