Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is a process of assessing building performance for its users and intended function during occupation. User satisfaction impacts the performance of educational environments and their users: students, faculty and staff. In addition, buildings are maintained and managed by teams that spend large amount of time and capital in their long-term sustenance. By evaluating the feedback from users of higher education facilities, university planning departments are more prepared to understand the inputs for programming and future project planning. In addition, university buildings will be closer to meeting user and maintenance needs.
Project Investigator: Ryan E. Smith, Director ITAC
Researcher: Ardavan Tookaloo
University of Utah, Campus Facilities and Planning