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Post occupancy evaluation in architectural education and practice


Ganz, G and Morhayim, L and Lindsay, G and Sagan, J, Post occupancy evaluation in architectural education and practice, Technology Architecture and Design, 5, (1 OPEN III) pp. 25-30. ISSN 2475-1448 (2021) [Non Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/24751448.2021.1863663


Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is a research method that examines how buildings function; when the functions include social life, social science methods must be employed. This paper advocates using POE social research both in architectural practice and in architectural education to promote evidence-based design. Based on four decades of experience teaching POE to undergraduates at the University of California Berkeley, we show how POE can be conducted and taught: gather the research questions, set up teams to collect data using different data collection techniques, and analyze the results by comparing and contrasting the findings of each team. We discuss the importance of POE research to architectural practice, education, and accumulated institutional knowledge.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Article
Keywords:architectural education, evidence-based design, Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE), Programming, social science methods
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Lindsay, G (Dr Georgia Lindsay)
ID Code:144070
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2021-04-20
Last Modified:2021-06-22
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