team from Virginia Tech for its proposal to identify cost-effective ways
to design and modify homes to make active living and aging in place
a viable option for low-income seniors. The research grant of $70,000
was awarded to HKS for its proposal to build a sensory well-being
hub at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago and to test the
impact of the built environment on students with low-functioning autism
and other behavioral disabilities.
So far, through multiple grant programs the Foundation has awarded
more than $1 million to fund research that supports evidence-based
design. The design community’s generosity of spirit and desire to better
the world at large make us prime candidates to give back. Through
organizations like the ASID Foundation, we are able to explore the
far-reaching effects of design as it reverberates across the world and
ensure its continued importance and impact on people everywhere.
To learn more about the many research projects that have been
made possible through funding from the ASID Foundation, visit
Susan Chung, Ph.D., focuses on the impact of design research. As
senior research associate, she connects design with research to improve
human experiences in the interior environment, translates research into
applicable design implications, and conducts research projects that
create meaningful positive impacts.
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