Architecture Student and Faculty Experience with and Understanding of Evidence-Based Design and Environmental Psychology in Korea
This study examined student and faculty perceptions in architecture schools in Korea regarding the evidence-based design concept, emphasizing design research and environmental psychology principles focusing on the relationship between the human and physical environment. Students and faculty perceptions were measured by their understanding of design research in architectural programs accredited by the Korea Architectural Accrediting Board, human-environment relations principles, and design guidelines. Architecture undergraduates and faculty at seven different universities in Seoul, Korea, participated in the survey (N = 61). Twenty-five individuals participated in the follow-up interviews. Survey data collected was analyzed inferentially to interpret the quantitative results and compare students and faculty responses across various themes. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed using qualitative analysis methods regarding the overarching theme of each question. The results help understand the status quo and limitations of Korean architectural education regarding human-environment relations and provide useful recommendations to incorporate design research.
Architectural education; Design research; Environmental psychology; Evidence-based design; Human-environment relations
Shepley, Mardelle M.
Design and Environmental Analysis
M.S., Design and Environmental Analysis
Master of Science
dissertation or thesis