ENQ (Enquiry), an open access journal for architectural research, is an online journal (ISSN 2329-9339) published by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) as a resource for research in architecture and to support the continued development of research culture in the discipline. ENQ is committed to open sharing and persistent access to knowledge as a key element in building and maintaining an architectural research community.


Open access

Open Access – ENQ is free from all access barriers, allowing for the widest possible global dissemination of your work, leading to more citations. We are a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) which is committed to journal visibility, accessibility and reputation.


Visibility – all articles published in ENQ are automatically harvested by WorldCat, Avery Index, Scopus and Google Scholar. We are an OAI compliant system to ensure compatibility between metadata and harvesting services. Our indexing partners ensure author articles are highly visible and connected to related research.

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity - ENQ does not charge authors to publish articles. The journal is funded by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium which allows the editorial and publication process to focus on academic integrity, quality, relevancy and significance independant to revenue sources.


Stability - ENQ is a member of CrossREF to provide our authors with stable DOI management for their articles and to increase visibility and citation.

Engaged editorial process

Engaged Editorial Process - ENQ's article review process consists of several editorial passes and peer reviews which help authors develop their work. This also makes ENQ a positive environment for early career academics and Ph.D. candidates, supporting the ARCC's focus on research culture.

retain copyright

Retain copyright – authors retain the copyright to their own article; they are free to disseminate their work in any other format. ENQ retains first rights to publication only.

All archiving rights

All archiving rights – authors can deposit any version of their manuscript in any required repository or archive, or post articles to their personal or institutional website.


ENQ now included in Scopus


ENQ has been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus and accepted by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB). 

+ The journal consistently includes articles that are scientifically sound and relevant to an international academic or professional audience in this field.
+ The journal has clear aims and scope/journal policies that are consistent with the journal’s content.
+ Peer review type is clearly stated and is supported by appropriate reviewer guidelines.

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Current Issue

Vol. 20 No. 2 (2023): Precarity

‘Precarity’ is a difficult to overlook condition of life in the 21st century. Almost as if by design, the circumstances of global capital—whose extractive industries and financial arrangements imperil labor, material supply chains and all who engage with the built environment—have rendered architecture highly vulnerable in the face of material and data waste, and the accelerated specter of environmental collapse. While such actualities pose difficulties for those who practice, there is perhaps no more urgent a moment to reckon with inherited Enlightenment epistemologies that have led to this point, and to imagine alternative models of architectural research and scholarship. ‘Precarity’ can begin to trace the outlines of a new framework that address architecture’s extended milieu and the outcomes it produces. This conference hosted by the PhD Program in Architecture of the Weitzman School of Design encourages the exploration of ideas aligned with the theme of ‘Precarity’. It features papers that examine the theme of Precarity from the perspectives of technology, project-making, and history/theory. The conference represents an opportunity to question the boundaries of architecture, as well as to seek interdisciplinary contributions that interrogate multiple perspectives.

Published: 2023-11-10

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