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Research Journal Vol. 09.02
This issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal includes four articles that focus on different research topics, such as the impact of active workstations in office environments, methods for integrating...
Activating the Workplace
Today’s workforce understands that sitting all day is not healthy. As a result, employees are increasingly requesting more opportunities for movement throughout the workday. Workplace design has...
Material Health and Transparency
Material health is important for every designer, no matter if we specify construction and building materials, finishes for interiors, or ancillary items like furniture and equipment. Information...
Micah Lipscomb and Kimberly Rollings
Although the benefits of nature exposure to human health are well documented, less is known about the psychological benefits of exposure to nature indoors. This study observed whether the addition of...
Veronika Jonsson and Noah Green
Learning through Osmosis
Traditional mentorship can bridge the gap between industry experts and newcomers, however, time and commitment can be barriers to forming these relationships. In this article, we introduce an...
Research Journal Vol. 09.01
This issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal includes four articles focusing on different research topics, including building envelope-integrated thermal actuators, a wellness approach for designing...
Comparing and Adapting Pitt River School to the Passive House Standard
This article presents a study of a Pitt River Middle School (built in 2013) and, analyzes how close the project comes to achieving the International Passive House standard and what changes would need...
Chai Jayachandran, Ryan Ramsey, and Annette Roehl
A protectED Room
This article explores how a responsive, acuity adaptable emergency room design can actively contribute to patient well-being along the continuum of care without sacrificing operational efficiencies...
Sharon E. Woodworth
Patient-Population Based Design
This is a practice-based research investigation, not a scientific enquiry, intended to consider how wellness can be first and foremost in the design of our healthcare environments. In this...
Derek Newby and Gavin Schaefer
Building in harmony with nature allows for the comfort and well-being of inhabitants of a home, building, neighborhood, or even a district. In this research, we studied the ways in which harmony is...
Research Journal Vol. 08.02
This issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal includes four articles that focus on different research topics, such as relationships between interactive urban mapping and community health, robotic...
Ajla Aksamija and Troy Peters
Climate Change and Performance of Facade Systems
The facade is one of the most significant contributors to the energy budget and the comfort parameters of any building. Control of environmental factors must be considered during the design process...
Damineh Pegah Dehnadfar
Crafting Architectural Experiences
This article discusses the importance of perception of spaces, and involvement with spaces during the design process. Over the last decade, mapping the relationship of architectural spaces to human...
Soulaf Aburas, Giannis Nikas, Matia Santi, and Maria Paula Velasquez
Automated Robotic Fabrication for Temporary Architecture
Driven by a bottom-up architectural approach to integrate phase changing materials and digital fabrication tools, such as industrial robotic arms, this article presents a novel materially generated...
Health Indicator Mapping
The U.S. healthcare industry is changing and shifting its focus toward prevention and community health. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and interactive mapping can help healthcare clients...