Fair Building. A Discourse and Action Analysis of Social Responsibility in the Construction Process and its Challenges for Internationally Practicing Architects and their Firms.

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Type and Duration

FFF-Förderprojekt, September 2016 until October 2017 (finished)


Institute of Architecture and Planning

Main Research

Sustainable Planning and Construction

Field of Research

Sustainable Urban Design


This research comprises the conduction of field study including semi-structured expert interviews. The aim of this study is to close the gap between normative ethical discourses and the depiction of daily practices in the field of planning and construction. Moreover, this study seeks to build a framework for architectural firms to enhance their ability to work and act in a socially responsible manner in an international context.

This project takes place within the context of the Doctoral degree programme in Architecture and Planning.

Reference to Liechtenstein

This project bridges the fields of architecture, the production of architecture, and the construction industry, which are highly relevant in the region, and combines it symbiotically with the question of social responsibility of architects working in an international context. The aim of the project is to strengthen the University of Liechtenstein Architecture and Planning Department's reputation as an international research institution in the field of sustainability and at the same time enhance further cooperation possibilities with international research networks.


Architecture, Sustainability, Construction processes, Social Responsibility

Project Manager


  • Forschungsförderungsfonds der Universität Liechtenstein