EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Closing the Loop: Tethering Post-Occupancy Evaluations to Facility Planning

  • Description: A tight connection should exist between the facility planning process and post-occupancy evaluations (POEs), but too often student academic performance and holistic well-being, community engagement/impact, and equity concerns are secondary to the building performance measures of POEs. Cushing Terrell will describe their efforts to reimagine a process that tethers insight from POEs directly to facility planning to create accountability and value from the ideation, creation and inhabitation of new learning environments. In partnership with an education policy doctoral student, they will provide insight on these connections, and methodologies for gathering, analyzing and implementing this information in facility planning.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom D135
  • Track:Post Occupancy/Research
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Describe the connection between student and building performance.
  • Learning Objective 2:Consider how POEs can be used to meet diverse stakeholder needs and wants.
  • Learning Objective 3:Explain how POEs could and should, but often don’t, address key concerns raised in the planning process.
  • Learning Objective 4:Identify methodologies to create accountability in the facility planning process.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Charles Deese
Cushing Terrell
Joel Anderson
Cushing Terrell
Anna Deese
University of Colorado