of healing gardens in a pediatric cancer center.
of Buildings and Development of Facility Performance Criteria.
LBC is a performance-based, postoccupancy evaluation
of a project's efforts to maximize efficiency and sustainability.
In a postoccupancy evaluation
of Esperanza Apartments and Park Place Assisted Living, where we included a three-story atrium, it was noted that residents tended to congregate under the large collection of skylights.
Although the postoccupancy evaluation
is not fully complete, preliminary feedback has provided a significant number of comments indicating the powerful, positive impact of the daylight.
As some of you might recall, I made a plea in my March 2010 column for more postoccupancy evaluation
stories, making the point that such stories give readers invaluable information on what worked and what didn't work in a facility, warts and all.
Recommendations and lessons learned from the hospital's formal postoccupancy evaluation
process will be shared which are applicable to all hospital transition projects regardless of size or scope.
After completing a project, the most common method used to measure design results was a postoccupancy evaluation
After completing a project, the most common method used to measure results continues to be postoccupancy evaluations
. However, this still remains a lower-rated item for gathering evidence about design strategies in the early phases of a project.
Some of these projects are now completed and HOK has begun postoccupancy evaluations
. Based on this experience, here is an overview and update of trends related to patient room and unit design.