Evaluating Informing Change: The Wilkinson Architecture building

Sugiyama, T., Lulham, R. and Moore, G. (2007). Evaluating Informing Change: The Wilkinson Architecture building. In Jack L. Nasar, Wolfgang F. E. Preiser and Thomas Fisher (Ed.), Designing for the Designers: Lessons Learned from the Schools of Architecture (pp. 218-230) New York: Fairchild Books & Visuals.


Author Sugiyama, T.
Lulham, R.
Moore, G.
Title of chapter Evaluating Informing Change: The Wilkinson Architecture building
Title of book Designing for the Designers: Lessons Learned from the Schools of Architecture
Place of Publication New York
Publisher Fairchild Books & Visuals
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 1563674599
Editor Jack L. Nasar
Wolfgang F. E. Preiser
Thomas Fisher
Start page 218
End page 230
Total pages 13
Total chapters 1
Language eng
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract/Summary This book uses the approach of the seminal work The Image of the City by Kevin Lynch, by showing the importance of talking to people and gauging their shared mental images of places. That work transformed the way many design professionals and social scientists dealt with form. It complemented the "art" approach to design, in which users would be expected to move their chair to satisfy a designer's ego, with a social science approach that tried to gauge user reactions. This book brings attention to using the same approach for interiors and to do so for school buildings. The book discusses the findings for fifteen schools of design. The systematic user evaluations of the aesthetics, function and technology reveal strengths to encourage in future designs, and weaknesses to avoid. Some of the findings on the design and process extend to all kinds of building on campus and elsewhere. Thus, although the book offers specific guidelines for future schools of design, it also offers guidelines with broader application to interiors for educational buildings and other building types, such as how to plan offices and gathering places to build community. This book should make readers more aware of problems in architectural interiors and of ways to make interiors work better for the building occupants.
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