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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...
Research Journal Vol. 07.01
This issue of Perkins+Will Research Journal includes four articles that focus on different research topics, such as open building design concept for residential building typologies, framework for...
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...
Micah Lipscomb and Alexander Stewart
Analysis of Therapeutic Gardens for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Current research on the impacts of landscape architecture on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are surprisingly lacking, considering the believed benefits of the natural environment on...
Sound Masking Systems and their Effectiveness
As we move toward designing more open offices, clients are faced with having to adapt to unfamiliar types of aural environments. Along with the advantages of open offices also comes the issues of...
Helena O’Connor and Khalid Siddiqi
Impact of Lean Principles on Timely Project Completion
Lean ideas have been used in the business world for some time. Lean advocates have been adapting these principles to different industries, including construction. The main principles of lean...
Rebecca Holt and Kathy Wardle
Lessons from Tall Wood Buildings
The growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings requires designers to balance functionality and cost objectives with environmental impact. With a significantly lower carbon footprint...