How practice size impacts on the implementation and dissemination of post occupancy evaluation
Woodroffe, Tara and Tucker, Richard 2007, How practice size impacts on the implementation and dissemination of post occupancy evaluation, in Towards Solutions for a Liveable Future: progress, practice, performance, people: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association ANZAScA, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic., pp. 286-292.
There has been much research on the subject of environmentally sustainable design (ESD), with emerging techniques and technologies improving rapidly and informing sustainability higher education teaching to architects and prospective architects. By examining the success of sustainable designs using post occupancy evaluations, architectural practices might also increase their knowledge of sustainable building practice. Post occupancy evaluations could be useful for improving the designs of future buildings and the design processes that generated them. This paper aims to evaluate these claims by asking: "Do sustainable design practices use the feedback gained from post occupancy evaluations?," "How does the feedback refine the design process?," "How is the information gained in these evaluations absorbed within the firm's design practices?," and, "Does the size of a practice impact on its implementation and dissemination of POE?" This paper investigates the questions posed above through the questioning of architectural practices that have gained a reputation for environmentally sustainable design by having a strong sustainable design philosophy and/or by being recognised for this by winning a sustainability design award. The interviewed practices will have provided some form of post occupancy evaluation as a service or employed them to add to their own knowledge.
Field of Research
129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified 120504 Land Use and Environmental Planning
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category
E1 Full written paper - refereed
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