AIA Design for Aging Post-Occupancy Evaluation: Evaluator’s Toolkit 2010
A POE is “structured hindsight” to review and critique the design and operations of senior-living communities. After a facility is open with residents and staff in place, there is an opportunity to review the design team’s original assumptions and to assess whether goals have been met. It is a chance to observe the interaction of residents and staff and to evaluate how the design promotes that interaction. For the purposes of this document, we are surveying environments that provide housing and services to older adults.