Evidence-Based Design for Multiple Building Types

ISBN-10: 0470129344
ISBN-13: 9780470129340
Edition: 2008
List price: $90.00
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Description: Evidence-based design, which bases design decisions on the best available current research evidence, is gaining traction among architects. Expanding the field from its origins in healthcare to other building types such as education, criminal  More...

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/31/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Evidence-based design, which bases design decisions on the best available current research evidence, is gaining traction among architects. Expanding the field from its origins in healthcare to other building types such as education, criminal justice, commercial, industrial, and places of worship, this book introduces design professionals to the concept of evidence-based design and its use in the creation of high performance environments. It focuses on the methods by which design professionals and their clients can create better buildings by critically interpreting the implications of credible research and careful observation of completed projects. Drawing a direct link between evidence and application, the authors provide examples of credible research that supports evidence-based design are presented, as well as specific applications and case study examples.

Larry Stephens is a professor of mathematics at the University of Nebraska and has also worked for NASA. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's "Advanced Statistics Demystified" and "Schaum's Outline of Beginning Statistics."

Foreward By Chris McEntee
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Case for Evidence-Based Design
What is Evidence-Based Design?
Precedent-Based Professions & Transforming Architecture
The New Practitioner
Sustainable Design is Founded on Evidence
Evidence-Based Design for Building Types
Evidence-Based Medicine and Healthcare Design
Evidence in the Design of Learning Environments
Evidence and Data in the Design of Workplace Environments
Data Drives the Design of Retail Environments
Evidence-Based Environments for Science
Evidence in Places for Assembly and Performance
Evidence in Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse
Evidence in Urban Planning
Designing With Evidence
Process & Methods for Evidence-Based Design
Evidence Sources & Limitations
The Practitioner as Researcher
The Challenges for Architectural Education
Conclusion: Architecture will always be Knowledge-Based
Bibliography
Index

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