Can an Architect Design a Space that Will Unconsciously Create a Mood that Would Motivate People to Be More Productive?
This research investigates the question: can an architect design a space that will unconsciously create a mood that would motivate people to be more productive? The methodology includes a three-part survey and experiments that involved environmental influences pertaining to illumination, HVAC, and acoustics. This research includes reference to architecture for aesthetics and wayfinding, anthropology, archeology, urban planning, mechanical engineering for HVAC systems, electrical engineering for illumination, acoustics, the psychology of how environmental factors are perceived, and the effects of environmental factors on health. This thesis was presented to the faculty of Eastern Nazarene College in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Management.