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Design firm research on in-house projects

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

What are the benefits – and challenges – facing architecture firms seeking to advance knowledge-based design by conducting facility evaluations on their own projects? Angela Watson and Mardelle Shepley discuss the process for practitioner-focused facility evaluation (PFE) in the Design & Health Scientific Review section of the January 2011 issue of World Health Design.

In the article, Angela and Mardelle present a study conducted using different methods of practitioner-focused facility evaluation, drawing information from Shepley Bulfinch projects at Concord Hospital; Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care (including the North Shore Cancer Center); and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

The article discusses the challenges of ensuring objectivity and developing in-house capacity for design research outside of an academic setting.

The article begins on page 64 of the magazine (link below).

World Health Design – January 2011

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