Enquiry is pleased to present its 2017 Edition of the journal. Readers can find articles focused on topics of architectural research that includes: the use of Space Syntax to examine if the locations of retails and commercial areas affects the choices of residential locations and commuting mode (Girmay Kifle Berhie and Saif Haq); the examination of residential configuration in regards to light quality from a female user perspective (Alaa Shatwan); a literature and precedent review of utility core strategies with a focus on shifting from rigid to adaptable core systems (Carlo Carbone and Basem Eid Mohamed); and a new approach for integrating systems thinking into architectural design using process modeling language (Ahmed Kamal Ali).