Post-occupancy survey results and performance benchmarks for researcher collaboration, interaction, and environmental health

Tiffani Howard, PhD
Program Dir for Research Strategy & Ops
Oregon Health & Science University

Laurie Canup, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
SRG Partnership, Inc.

Guiding principles for “team science” were the planning and design foundation for the Knight Cancer Research Building at Oregon Health & Science University. A pre-move survey was taken and a one-year occupancy survey followed to check the results -- and here they are. Laurie Canup and Tiffani Howard examine pre-design assumptions and deliver post-occupancy findings, and they identify shortfalls and successes of the guiding principles and designs for “team science.” They profile building features contributing to operational and cultural change, and illustrate the effects of job shadowing processes before and after occupancy to understand how the new building streamlines workflows and facilitates team results.

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