Gary Siebein and Martin Gould, both from The University of Florida at Gainesville, and Glenn Siebein and Michael Ermann (Siebein Associates) investigated typical classrooms to determine how architectural changes can improve a student’s acoustical situation.
Some general—but frequently overlooked—principles of wayfinding are examined in three recent articles.
According to Benyamin Schwarz and Ruth Brent, a newer model for long-term care is emerging, patterned on residential environments.
Dean Thompson , Joseph Weber and Kevin Juozapavicius reviewed studies and interviewed residents of an assisted living facility to better understand the residents’ visitors, their pattern of activities, and how those patterns affected the residents’ well-being.
School acoustics is only one aspect of a successful school plan. Three web sites provide additional useful information to inform school, playground, and outdoor space design.
The Workplace Environment Network (WEN) of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) sponsored a symposium at EDRA's annual meeting to establish the effect of office design on organizational performance.
Two studies examine how neighborhood and streetscape preferences affect pedestrian behavior. One study investigates how environmental aesthetics and neighborhood design affect walking for exercise, and the other examines visitor path-choice at urban intersections.
While many human choices have limited consequences, landscape preferences influence actions that ultimately help or hinder an area’s ecology. Several recent articles address varied aspects of this complex relationship. This is the first part of a two-part RDC review on the subject and its design implications.
What does it take to create not only a pedestrian-friendly place, but a place that pedestrians are drawn to?
Several articles from a special issue of Built Environment explores "sustainable buildings" and its associated practical consequences.