The society has managed to bring together 500+ contributors since 2009. Having held its first symposium in 2010, successful conferences at Newcastle University, UK 2012, TU Delft, Netherlands 2014, and University of Bamberg, Germany 2016, ISPA has become the preeminent established organization in the field. With numerous upcoming events planned across Europe and North America, the society continues to actively engage philosophers and architects in the cultivation of architecture philosophy as a field of enquiry.

Philosophers from all traditions – whether continental or analytic or otherwise – are welcome. Architects – whether practitioners, historians, or theorists – are also warmly welcome. The objective of bringing philosophers and architects together is to develop – in a truly interdisciplinary manner – the field of architecture philosophy.

Peer-Review Criteria

Architecture Philosophy conducts double-blind reviews of all papers submitted. Each paper is reviewed by one philosopher and one architect. Reviewers are members of the editorial board and are asked to evaluate submissions according to the following criteria:

Appropriateness to the field of architecture philosophy:

Does the paper acknowledge and/or build on existing scholarship in both architecture and philosophy?

Does the paper acknowledge existing scholarship in philosophy and architecture respectively?

Philosophical analysis:

Is philosophy engaged directly?

Is there an argument?

Is there analysis of the claims made?

Is the logic of the argument presented explicitly?

Are the paper’s arguments valid and sound?

Architecture analysis:

Is architecture engaged directly?

Is architecture’s relevant history/contemporary situation acknowledged?

Is architecture’s history/contemporary situation dealt with accurately?


Is this paper a contribution to knowledge?

Does the paper present new ways of solving philosophical problems in architecture (philosophy) or does it engage architecture to illustrate philosophical problems?

Does the paper present new ways of engaging architecture and the built environment?


Is the paper written in English to general academic writing standards for the humanities?

Does the paper follow the journal’s submission guidelines?

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