The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) encourages urban planners to incorporate reasonable levels of risk into public spaces, by making users risk-aware.
Proulx has completed a noteworthy study of occupant responses to building-related emergencies in high-rise office buildings, such as fires in the structures.
Microsoft workers interrupted by e-mails or instant messages took approximately 15 minutes to return to serious mental tasks.
Erickson and Gratton argue that employing individuals who value an organization’s culture results in an engaged and high performing workforce and that culture can be symbolically communicated to potential employees through signature experiences.
Americans 18-29 years old are more likely to make major life decisions based on design considerations than previous generations, according to a poll of 2,000 Americans recently completed for Autodesk, Inc. by Kelton Research.
Built environments exist at several different scales.
Smells are essential elements of spaces.
Traditional forms of academic library design need to be modified as libraries add spaces for more active learning.
Patricia Rizzo, the manager of the residential lighting program at Rennsalear Polytechnic Institute summarizes important research findings applicable to lighting spaces used by older individuals in a recent article for Ultimate Home Design (issue 7, January/February 2007).
Schoolyard gardens can promote healthy eating by adolescents.