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 ascending Author Date
Observation of User Activity Patterns in Open and Traditional Plan School Environments Jerome T. Durlak (York University), Barbara S. Beardsley (Metropolitan Toronto School Board), John S. Murray (Metropolitan Toronto School Board) Jan 01, 1972
Noise, Distraction and Privacy in Conventional and Open School Environments Frank A. Brunetti (Stanford University) Jan 01, 1972
Multidisciplinary, Design-Interactive Evaluation of Large-Scale Projects George L. Peterson (Northwestern University), Joseph L. Schofer (Northwestern University), Robert S. Gemmell (Northwestern University) Jan 01, 1974
Multi-Level Industrial Building: A Possible Incentive for Additional Central City Employment and Industrial Development William O. Lindow (William A. Gould and Associates, Cleveland, Ohio) Jan 01, 1972
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
Measurement of Children's Preferences for the Play Envrionment Robert L. Bishop (TRANSITION, Aspen, Colorado), George L. Peterson (Northwestern University), Richard P. Michaels (Northwestern University) Jan 01, 1972
Maximizing Cost Benefits of Post-Construction Evaluation Edward R. Ostrander, PhD (Cornell University), Bettye Rose Connell, MS (Cornell University) Jan 01, 1976
Integrated Environmental Design of Buildings P.E. O'Sullivan (University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology) Jan 01, 1972
In Search of Equitable Learning Environments: The Acoustics of Classrooms Used in Mainstreaming Hearing-Disadvantaged Students G. F. McVey (Boston University) Jan 01, 1992
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