The research aims to contribute to the theory of the judgement process in architectural design competitions, to help improve understanding of the role of communication in the current practice of architectural judgment. This will be carried out through comparative interrogation of relevant theories with potential prospects to contribute to this research’s knowledge claim to facilitate proposing new theoretical models at meta-theory level.
Contribution to practical measures to facilitate and improve communication between all stakeholders involved in the judgement process has been what initiated the main research questions and have led to this investigation and will be the ultimate target for the theoretical contribution of this study. This framework will combine features from the theory of communicative action and deliberative democracy.
It is also envisaged that the outcomes of this study will help improve transparency and accountability in architectural competitions in the future, and will act as a conveyer/facilitator, to aid the knowledge transfer between all the parties involved, and consequently, improve the judgement process in architectural design competitions.
Funder: The Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research