ERIC Number: ED463646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-5
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Post-Occupancy Evaluation in the Practice of Educational Design.
Lackney, Jeffery A.
Over the past decade, thousands of new school buildings and renovations have been planned, designed, and constructed in the United States. Of these, only a small fraction will ever be evaluated against the educational needs of students and teachers. This paper reflects on the state of post-occupancy evaluation (POE) in the practice of educational facility design in the United States within the context of the "School Construction News/Design Share Awards 2000" program. This program openly invited submissions while encouraging, but not requiring, a post-occupancy evaluation be conducted on a newly designed and occupied facility. One of the objectives of the program is to encourage and publicize nationally the value of conducting POEs. Three POEs received honor, merit, and citation awards: Davidson Elementary School in Davidson, North Carolina; Central Tree Middle School in Rutland, Massachusetts; and Indian Trail Elementary School in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The paper provides a description and a comparative analysis of the methods used in each POE, a summary of jury comments, and recommendations for the refinement of the awards program in promoting the POE. (Appendices contain a question form for conducting a POE, and a list of the 2000 jury members. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/EV)
Descriptors: Awards, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Requirements, Facility Utilization Research
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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