Post-occupancy evaluation, focusing on building’s occupants and their needs, provides insight into the consequences of past design decisions and forms a sound basis for creating better buildings in the future.
This book, first published in 1988, includes a review of the evolution of the field, a conceptual frame-work for POE, and pragmatic information on planning, conducting, and reporting POEs. Post-Occupancy Evaluation categorizes the approaches to building evaluation by describing the three levels of POE effort – indicative, investigative, and diagnostic, each differing in terms of time, resources, and personnel needed.
In its scope Post-Occupancy Evaluation is both comprehensive and specific; professionals in the design and planning disciplines will find it an invaluable resource for understanding the theory behind POE’s and the procedures needed to put the theory into practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part 1: Post-Occupancy Evaluation – Background and Concepts; 1. Uses, Benefits, and History of POE 2. The Profession and POE 3. The Building Performance Concept; Part 2: The Post-Occupancy Evaluation Process; 4. The POE Process Model 5. Planning the POE 6. Conducting the POE 7. Applying the POE; Part 3: Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Studies; 8. Indicative POEs of Four Senior Centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico 9. Investigating POE of the Agricultural Sciences Building – South, University of Kentucky 10. Diagnostic POEs of Elementary Schools in Columbus, Indiana; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography; Index