ERIC Number: ED027726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Behavioral Research for Architectural Planning and Design.
Over the past eight years several combined behavioral and architectural investigations have been undertaken by Ewing Miller Associates. On the basis of data from almost 1,500 university students, an extended example of some of the results of these cooperative studies is presented. The work carried on relative to the college campus has dealt mainly with the planning and design of residence halls for use by students, but complete campus planning is now being carried out. Most of the material presented, however, relates only to living facilities. Matters of method, performance and perception, and motivation are taken up as they occur in the description of the results. These examples attempt to make some of the abstract formulations of the introductory pages much more real and practical. At the end of the report, a technical appendix is provided for the reader who wishes to consider, in detail, the general concepts that were the basis of the behavioral surveys. Selected results of the survey investigations include--(1) use of facilities, (2) storage space requirements, (3) windows and lighting, (4) mechanical systems, (5) color preferences, and (6) general conclusions. (RK)
Descriptors: Architecture, Behavior Patterns, Campus Planning, College Housing, Design Preferences, Design Requirements, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Environmental Standards, Facility Utilization Research, Lighting, Student Needs, Study Habits, Surveys
Department of Behavioral Research, Ewing Miller Associates, 604 Tribune Building, Terre Haute, Indiana 47801
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Authoring Institution: Ewing Miller Associates, Terre Haute, IN. Architects.