Open House International: Volume 34 Issue 1


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Ashraf M. Salama

Whether in school buildings or university campuses the educational process involves many activities that include knowledge acquisition and assimilation, testing students'…

Research Based Design of an Eelementary School

Henry Sanoff

The aim of this paper was to examine current learning styles and teaching methods in order to suggest a new form of learning environment for young students. Features such as…

Educational Buildings as 3D Text Books: Linking ecological sustainability, pedagogy and space

Clare Newton, Sue Wilks, Dominique Hes

This paper discusses the opportunity afforded by a substantial research grant to examine three aspects of recent school design and learning. First, spaces that support effective…

Design for Communication: Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Classroom Spaces

Joy Potthoff

The purpose of this study was to examine faculty and student satisfaction with classrooms in a university teaching facility in the Midwest, U.S.A. The two-story, 95,000 square…

The Users in Mind: Utilizing Henry Sanoff's Methods in Investigating the Learning Environment

Ashraf M. Salama

The educational process in schools involves many activities that ultimately aim at testing students' motivation, knowledge assimilation, academic performance, and teachers'…


Topographies and Shrines: Creating Responsive Learning Environments

Iris Aravot

With most people living in ‘archipelagoes of peripheries’ in a late capitalist global regime, on an earth struggling with environmental crises, the mission of learning…

Spatial and Eeducational Patterns of Innovation for Charter Schools

Pamela Harwood

We present ten patterns and design examples in this paper, revealing some of the most relevant trends in educational design, drawn from our research on charter schools. An…


Yasser Mahgoub

This paper investigates factors influencing the shaping of future learning environments. It focuses on the impact of social and cultural requirements on the sustainability of…

Does Place Really Matter to Students with Learning Disabilities? A Study of Three University Campuses

Susan Whitmer

Key drivers that influence space design in today's higher education environment are technology, changing demographics, increased focus on student engagement, and carbon footprint…

Design Intentions and Users Responses: Assessing Outdoor Spaces of Qatar University Campus

Ashraf M. Salama

This paper explores the issue of design intentions versus users' reactions by conducting a post occupancy evaluation study. It introduces an assessment of the performance of Qatar…

Exploring Outdoor Education and Research in Architecture

Pedro Serrano Rodríguez, Luis Felipe González Böhme

As is well known, architectural design pedagogy persistently demands to look outside the classroom for real-world problems to deal with, and exemplary solutions to learn from…

The Future Setting of the Design Studio

Burcu Senyapili, Ahmet Fatih Karakaya

This study explores the impact of virtual classrooms as an emerging classroom typology in comparison to the physical classrooms in the design process. Two case studies were held…

A “Globalized” Studio Environment: Configuring Reflexive Spatial Agendas

Michael Jenson

De territorialization - a concept of territory where social, economic, and political space are not necessarily geographical has developed from the radical alterations brought…

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