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

Titlesort descending Author Date
A Computer-Aided Approach to Complex Building Layout Problems William J. Mitchell (University of California, Los Angeles) Jan 01, 1970
A Design Research Strategy Utilizing Simulated Health Care Procedures in an Environmental Mock-Up Unit Joseph J. Wehrer (University of Michigan) Jan 01, 1972
A Normalization Procedure in Building Methodology Nestor Distefano (Uinversity of California at Berkeley), Dennis Nagy (University of Stuttgart, Germany) Jan 01, 1972
Advances in POE Methods Robert B. Bechtel (University of Arizona) Jan 01, 1988
Advances in Post-Occupancy Evaluation Methods Jay Farbstein (Jay Farbstein & Associates) Jan 01, 1988
An Evaluation of Space Planning Methodologies Elliott E. Dudnik (University of Illinois at Chicago Circle), Robert Krawczyk (CF Murphy and Associates) Jan 01, 1973
An Information System for Component Building Theodore H. Myer (Bolt, Beranek & Newman Inc.) Jan 01, 1970
An Integrated Methodology for Office Building Elevator Design Margaret A. Frederking (Carnegie Mellon University), Alton J. Penz (Carnegie Mellon University) Jan 01, 1973
An Operating System of Building Information Colin H. Davidson (Universite de Montreal), Michel Jullien, Helmut Schulitz, Leonard Wert Jan 01, 1970
An Urban Schoolyard as a Place for Play: Ethnographic Study of the Ecology of a Schoolyard Harouna Ba (Environmental Psychology Program, City University of New York) Jan 01, 1991