Putting Science in the Art of Design
Design practice is an art but also a science. Unlike a sculptor design-
ing only for aesthetics, designing building interiors well requires understanding how environments affect human health, well-being, and behavior. Researchers from many fields study this relationship.
When this research findings are used to inform space design, facilities are more consistently successful and, in turn, helps your commercial clients reach their business goals, as well as enhancing the value your design practice.
Why is practice experience not enough?
Even experienced designers occasionally design a space or whole building that outwardly appears beautifully designed but is not used at the level or purpose intended. Though management decisions
affect this, these failures are also influenced by building design.
Why not Evidence-based Design practice?
Evidence-based Design (EBD), the process of basing design decisions on research evidence to achieve peak outcomes, is applied in many subspecialties, particularly in designing for older adults. Still, EBD is not practiced uniformly. For some firms, roadblocks include uncertainty about time or cost involved. Another challenge is the inconsistency in EBD in higher education. Even when practitioners do have training in evidence-based design, research findings are not readily accessible to for practice.
How to Make EBD Practice a Reality
Though some large firms now have a design researcher or even research team on staff, medium-sized or small firms do not have a viable way to transition into EBD practice, putting these firms at a substantial disadvantage in today’s competitive market.
To make EBD practice an uncomplicated addition to your practice, Building Design Research Solutions provides EBD services for architecture and design practices.
How does this work?
Because every firm's unique, Building Design Research Solutions works to understand the firm's goals regarding evidence-based design practice and how best to integrate research into the firm's existing design process. Then, Building DRS individualizes a set of services to integrate evidence-based design into your practice.
What are the benefits?
In addition to creating designs that more consistently function the way they were intended, practicing evidence-based design also adds value and credibility to your firm's services. Beyond enhancing the quality and reputation of your practice, EBD also positions your firm to be more competitive with larger firms.
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