The Research 1 Methods workshop is a taught programme introducing first year master students to research in architecture. It aims at developing methodological and conceptual capabilities that are applicable to the disciplines of architecture. The subject of the different workshops will reflect the symbiosis between design practice and history and theory and allows for scholarships to be placed within a deeper understanding of architecture as a whole. The workshops will be developed through a series of weekly meetings and intensive working sessions. Research is here understood as a range of techniques employed to generate knowledge about design that can be mobilized in design. It is conducted through a set of tools and apparatuses for inquiry from diagramming and mapping to model making and from archival research to oral history. Each Research 1 Methods workshop will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of text and images that includes both group and individual work.