How We Use Evidence to Better Our Performance

This session will help participants demonstrate evidence of their designs’ positive impacts on past clients to future clients.  Through an overview of Evidence Based Design (EBD), the interactive discussion will describe how EBD has evolved from a technique used mainly for healthcare to a tool that can be used on all project types.

Topics include: how to turn key design issues into researchable questions; how to answer those questions; and what measures to use to evaluate outcomes and interpret findings.  Examples will be presented to allow attendees to define their own post occupancy approach. After our initial presentation of the process and techniques, we will break up into groups to discuss two main topics and report on how they could use EBD techniques in their current work.

Katherine Roden, AIA, LEED BD+C
Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLC
Centerbrook, CT