ERIC Number: ED030275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Actions, Objectives & Concerns. Human Parameters for Architectural Design.
Lasswell, Thomas E.; And Others
An experiment conducted at California State College, Los Angeles, to test the value of social-psychological research in defining building needs is described. The problems of how to identify and synthesize the disparate objectives, concerns and actions of the groups who use or otherwise have an interest in large and complex buildings is discussed. An effort is made to formally relate the techniques and knowledge of the behavioral sciences to the architectural design process, the purpose being to produce buildings that are better related to human needs. The procedures described can provide a tool for defining the objectives of planning and design. Sections include the following--(1) statement of purpose, (2) the campus, (3) observational data, (4) interview data, (5) program recommendations, and (6) summary and conclusion. Appendix A deals with the social psychological models for programming a student union. (RK)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, Building Design, Campus Planning, College Buildings, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Environmental Research, Individual Needs, Psychological Studies, Social Environment
Deasy and Bolling, 8810 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.; California State College, Los Angeles, Calif.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Deasy and Bolling, Architects, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: An experiment conducted at California State College, Los Angeles, to test the value of Social-Psychological Research in defining building needs. This study was funded by a grant from EFL, Inc.