Galen Cranz Eleftherios Pavlides
- Title: Environmental Design Research: The Body
- Author: Galen Cranz Eleftherios Pavlides
- ISBN: 9781621313168
- Page: 468
- Format: Paperback
Understanding the significance of the physical environment in our lives is important to all of us as citizens and as future design professionals Through this reader, we want to help urban design, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture students develop social perspectives on their work Accordingly, the book has several objectives As an introduction toUnderstanding the significance of the physical environment in our lives is important to all of us as citizens and as future design professionals Through this reader, we want to help urban design, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture students develop social perspectives on their work Accordingly, the book has several objectives As an introduction to the field of human environment studies, it offers working knowledge of theoretical concepts about the relationship between people and their environments.It teaches content from the viewpoint of three different American subcultures, bringing home the point that American life expresses multiple experiences, not one The readings reflect our choice to compare and contrast Anglo American, Chinese American, and Hispanic American experiences as examples.It engages students in research about our involvement with buildings, interiors, and places We want students to know how to use other people s published research, and how to do their own original research We want them to be able to contribute to programming and evaluation research Hence, the book includes articles about data collection techniques and methodological issues.Many of the articles model how to think critically about the values embedded in design and the humanistic consequences for people, their behavior, and feelings Because we define environment broadly to include the object and the body up to the neighborhood and city, the readings cover all scales.Each reading does double or triple duty We list each one by year to encourage us all to use the varied readings for different purposes, and to show development of the field since its inception in the 1960s Professor Galen Cranz, PhD Sociology University of Chicago , has taught social and cultural processes in architectural and urban design, including research methods, since 1971 at Berkeley and Princeton She is the author of The Chair Rethinking Culture, Body and Design 1998 and The Politics of Park Design A History of Urban Parks in America 1982 Dr Cranz has published dozens of scholarly articles As a member of design teams, she won first prize in a national competition for an inner city park in St Paul, Minnesota first prize for Parc la Villette, Paris and seventh place in the Spectacle Island Design Competition, Boston Current research activity includes body conscious design, the sociology of taste, the office of the future, sustainable urban parks, and ethnographic research for designers.Professor Eleftherios Pavlides, AIA, PhD Architecture University of Pennsylvania , MArch Yale School of Architecture , has practiced architecture in the US and Greece since 1977 and has taught architectural design studios and courses examining architectural form as cultural and social expression since 1981 He has developed ethnographic methods for examining inhabitant perceptions through photo elicitation Dr Pavlides has edited Constructed Meaning 1995 , a volume with contributions by both architects and anthropologists, and has published numerous chapters in anthropology books His research measuring inhabitant perceptions of wind turbines in the landscape has been credited in helping set and implement Rhode Island s 15% wind electricity goal, for which he received the Rhode Island Legislature s Citation for Contributions to Renewable Energy, and a Commendation by the Governor of Rhode Island His students research buildings for the benefit of architects who have designed them and administrators who manage them.
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