Environmental Design Evaluation

  • Arnold Friedmann
  • Craig Zimring
  • Ervin Zube

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-vii
  2. Introduction A Structure-Process Approach to Environmental Design Evaluation

    1. Arnold Friedmann, Craig Zimring, Ervin Zube
      Pages 1-30
  3. Interior Spaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-34
    2. REDE—Research and Design Institute, Providence Rhode Island, nonprofit, multidisciplinary agency
      Pages 46-54
    3. Gary H. Winkel, D. Geoffrey Hayward
      Pages 55-63
    4. Janet E. Reizenstein, Kim R. Spencer, William A. McBride
      Pages 64-71
    5. Marion Brown, Tom Johnson, Yuji Kishimoto, Lynn Reynolds, Sumio Suzuki, Kathy Tepel
      Pages 72-84
  4. Buildings-as-Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-86
    2. R. Christopher Knight, Craig M. Zimring, William H. Weitzer, Hollis C. Wheeler
      Pages 87-97
    3. John Zeisel, Mary Griffin
      Pages 108-115
    4. Ervin Zube, Joseph Crystal, James Palmer
      Pages 116-128
  5. Outdoor Spaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-131
    2. Howard Cohen, Joseph Crystal, Jessie Pflager, Richard Rosenthal, Hollis Wheeler
      Pages 132-141
    3. Albert J. Rutledge
      Pages 142-154
    4. Anita R. Nager, Wally R. Wentworth
      Pages 155-165
    5. Ingrid Reynolds, Charles Nicholson
      Pages 166-180
    6. Michael Levin, Sandy Sachs
      Pages 181-191
  6. Environmental Design Evaluation: Epilogue

    1. Arnold Friedmann, Craig Zimring, Ervin Zube
      Pages 193-211
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-225

About this book


As the nature of the field of environment-behavior relations is interdis­ ciplinary, the collaboration of three persons of diverse professional backgrounds in writing this book is therefore not surprising. This col­ laboration started in 1972 with the offering of a graduate seminar "Envi­ ronment, Behavior, and Design Evaluation" at the University of Massa­ chusetts. Several research projects dealing with design evaluation which have been conducted at the University are also included as case studies in this book (Chapter III): the ELEMR study and the Visitor Center study. Two of the authors have worked as part of the instructional team in the seminar, and all of the authors have participated in varying degrees in the ELEMR Project. The authors' backgrounds in design, psychology, and landscape architecture suggest, by example, that professionals with diverse backgrounds but a common interest in environment-behavior problems can indeed learn to communicate and to collaborate. Since design evaluation is a new field and very little specific litera­ ture on the subject exists to date, we hope this book fills a current need.


design development environment research

Authors and affiliations

  • Arnold Friedmann
    • 1
  • Craig Zimring
    • 2
  • Ervin Zube
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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