The goal of SAFA research activity is to promote the foundation of noteworthy development projects for the architecture profession and to participate in the development of research in the field of construction along with other players in the building and construction sector.

Member participation in R&D projects is encouraged by developing networks that support innovative work and increasing the amount of information that is dispersed about research in architecture and the construction industry and the opportunities for funding.

In 2009 SAFA held its first annual ’Architecture Research Days’. Articles focusing on architecture research are published in the Architecture News bulletin and on this website.