Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is a global interdisciplinary community of research and design professionals, educators, and students. EDRA advances and disseminates environmental design research, thereby improving understanding of the interrelationships between people, their built and natural surroundings, and helping to create environments responsive to human needs.

Founded in 1969, EDRA celebrates more than 40 years of research-based innovations for all built and natural environments. EDRA’s roots are strong and flourishing. The organization’s vibrant network of visionaries have anticipated movements in research and design decades before they have hit the mainstream. EDRA’s lineage of members have pioneered environment & behavior studies, evidence-based design, facility evaluation methods, sustainability, active living community planning, universal design, diversity in design, workplace design and informatics, and digital technologies. At EDRA, researchers and practitioners work together to create places where people thrive. For more information, visit www.edra.org.

Research Submitted

Title Author Datesort ascending
Policy Standards for Children's Furniture in Environmental Design Youjiin Jurng (Texas Tech University), Su-Jeong Hwang Shin (Texas Tech University), Cherif Amor (Texas Tech University) Jan 01, 2010
Missing Factors in Daylighting Standards: A Study of Desired Activities and Task Performance in a Sunlit Room Na Wang (University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign), Mohamed Boubekri (University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign), Kathryn Anthony (University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign) Jan 01, 2009
Environmental Evaluation of Hospital Waiting Rooms: Relationships of Psychoenvironmental Variables Patricia Ortega-Andeane (Universidad Nacional Autonma de Mexico), Cesarea Estrada-Rodriquez (Universidad Nacional Autonma de Mexico) May 28, 2008
Housing with Dignity: A Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Single Resident Occupancy Units Mark L. Gillem (University of Oregon), Stacey Croll (University of Oregon) Mar 11, 2007
Beyond Conflict: Participatory Design with the Homeless--A New Design for Peachtree-Pine Luke Perry (Task Force for the Homeless) Jan 01, 2006
Content and Construct Validity of the Early Childhood Physical Environment Rating Scale (ECPERS) Takemi Sugiyama (University of Sydney), Gary T. Moore (University of Sydney) Jan 01, 2005
Environmental Evaluation of Three Different Waiting Rooms in a Mexican Hospital Patricia Ortega-Andeane (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Cesáreo Estrada-Rodríguez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) Jan 01, 2005
Color Design in Healthcare Environments: Theoretical Observations Benyamin Schwarz (University of Missouri), Ruth Brent Tofle (University of Missouri) Jan 01, 2005
The Influence of Physical Changes in Communal Open Spaces on Performance Evaluation of Housing Schemes Maria Cristina D. Lay (Federal University of Ria Grande do Sul, Brazil), Antonio T. Reis, (Federal University of Ria Grande do Sul, Brazil) Jan 01, 2003
Participation of the Architect and the Users in the Building Process Kyoakos Pontikis (Intercollege, Cyprus) Jan 01, 2003