Creating +Positive spaces by Measuring the Impact of your Design

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Our fourth Design Guide is out!

In collaboration with Interface and the BRE trust, we have created an accessible guide on how to measure the value of good design via Pre-and Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE), inspiring Architects, Designers and End Users to design spaces with people in mind.

Whilst often viewed as difficult to do, POE can be an extremely valuable tool to assess the performance of a building or refurbishment project, and so our guide demystifies the language, process and different approaches to it.

You can download the guide here. Or copy this link into your browser:

Check out the video below to discover what it’s all about…


Within the guide, we showcase some great projects that have undertaken POE from Spacelab, CBRE, and BRE. Plus, you’ll find some inspiring insights from these experts in the field who we spoke with while writing the guide:

Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein – Sustainable Building Consultant, BSRIA Sustainable Construction Group

Kerry Drake, AIA – Associate at Payette

Mindy Hadi – Principal Consultant at BRE

Rosie Haslem – Director at Spacelab

Paige Hodsman – Concept Developer for Offices, Saint-Gobain, Ecophon

Richard L. Kobus, FACHA – Tsoi Kobus Design, Architecture, Design, Planning & Development Practice, Boston

Elizabeth Nelson – Research Director at Learn Adapt Build

Nigel OselandEnvironmental Psychologist & Workplace Strategist

Peggie Rothe – Development Director at Leesman

Kerstin Sailer – Reader in Social & Spatial Networks at The Bartlett School of Architecture

Tom Simister, AIA, LEED AP – Director of Space Strategies at Payette

Geert Stam – Senior Consultant at CBRE

We hope you enjoy reading the guide. Please do get in touch and let us know how you are measuring the impact of your designs, or if you want to start to!