Midtown Prism Collections
Aspecta One floors combine the beauty,
comfort, and outstanding performance
characteristics that are essential within
learning and healing environments.
Learn more at aspectaflooring.com or
during the Design Connections forum,
December 3-5, 2017.
Harmony between form and
function yields positive energy.
Aspecta® Law of Attraction
At ASID, we are constantly inspired by the power design has to improve the human experience and transform environments. One of the most impactful ways to do this
is through post-occupancy research. Post-occupancy
research demonstrates the impact and value that
thoughtful design (and designers) bring to the table. This
research is not only beneficial for designers to understand
the impact of their work but also for occupants to
understand how the built environment affects them.
Conducting and studying post-occupancy
research in workplaces helps pave the way for
organizations and companies to recognize the
outstanding benefits of human-centered design. Our
recent study at ASID Headquarters in Washington,
D.C., provides vital insight into how our employees
work best and gives us direction on how to help the
ASID HQ continue to evolve. We are excited to finally
share these findings with members of the industry and
to showcase the sweeping benefits of post-occupancy
research in promoting health, wellness, productivity,
and innovation in the workplace.
In May 2016, our corporate headquarters was
transformed into a living laboratory for the design
community. It became the first space in the world
to achieve both Platinum certification for the WELL
Building Standard WELL v1 and LEED under the
LEED ID+C rating system—the highest recognition
awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC) and the International WELL Building
Institute (IWBI). Our office space, designed by
Perkins+Will, incorporates the most innovative
health and wellness design features and has
sustainability as a central philosophy.
Partnering with Cornell University, Delos, and the
Innovative Workplace Institute, the ASID Research
department conducted a comprehensive pre- and
post-occupancy study of our new headquarters,
examining the impact of innovative workplace design.
The outcome was greater than we had expected.
◗ Design improves environmental quality:
Although ASID HQ is already maintained as a
healthy and sustainable office as demonstrated
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ASID helps explain why this research should be
the next step in the design process.
THE POWER OF
By Susan Chung, Ph.D. | Photography by Eric Laignel