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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...
Shrinking Wetlands, Sinking Cities
As the Earth’s climate changes and sea waters rise, the world’s many coastal cities must get creative to stay afloat. Levees, floodwalls, and other man-made infrastructure are enormous cost burdens...
Simulation Modeling as a Lean Tool for Healthcare Design
This article outlines the use of operational planning and simulation modeling as a lean tool within Perkins+Will, to determine the room utilization and staffing for a large trauma center, based on...
Israel Nagore Setien
Developments in Residential Open Building
The focus of this article is the open building concept in multi-family residential architecture. The article analyzes and examines two specific projects: the Solid Oud West in Amsterdam (2010) and...
Increasing occurrences of natural disasters and effects of climate change are creating more pressure to design resilient buildings that can withstand and adapt to changing risks, while being...
A Vision and Planning Framework for Health Districts
The U.S. healthcare industry is undergoing the transformation of a century. The move away from the fee-for-service payment model and the Affordable Care Act are driving a paradigm shift towards...