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Evidence-Based Design for Multiple Building Types
by D. Kirk Hamilton

Expanding the field from its origins in healthcare to other building types such as education, criminal justice, commercial, industrial, and places of worship, Evidence-Based Design for Multiple Building Types introduces design professionals to the concept of evidence-based design and its use in the creation of high performance environments.

The book focuses on the methods by which design professionals and their clients can create better buildings by critically interpreting the implications of credible research and careful observation of completed projects. Drawing a direct link between evidence and application, the authors provide examples of credible research that supports evidence-based design are presented, as well as specific applications and case study examples.

Contents

Part I: The Case for Evidence-Based Design

  1. What is Evidence-Based Design?
  2. Precedent-Based Professions & Transforming Architecture
  3. The New Practitioner
  4. Sustainable Design is Founded on Evidence

Part II: Evidence-Based Design for Building Types

  1. Evidence-Based Medicine and Healthcare Design
  2. Evidence in the Design of Learning Environments
  3. Evidence and Data in the Design of Workplace Environments
  4. Data Drives the Design of Retail Environments
  5. Evidence-Based Environments for Science
  6. Evidence in Places for Assembly and Performance
  7. Evidence in Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse
  8. Evidence in Urban Planning

Part III: Designing with Evidence

  1. Process & Methods for Evidence-Based Design
  2. Evidence Sources & Limitations
  3. The Practitioner as Researcher
  4. The Challenges for Architectural Education

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Evidence-Based Design for Multiple Building Types
by D. Kirk Hamilton
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