As co-founders of the Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency movement (AD) Haworth Tompkins have acknowledged the significant impact buildings have on climate and on global ecosystems. By signing up to the AD declaration points HT have committed to assess and re-think their approach to design.
One important aspect of this is the decision to carry out Post Occupancy Evaluation / Performance-in Use studies aiming to identify strengths of completed projects, possible areas for improvement, and further learning areas for the design team, alongside their clients and consultants.
Our first POE study on Everyman Theatre is now published on our website, and our process has been discussed at the AJ Summit last year, and included as a case study in the RIBA Plan for Use.
We hope by joining BPN we will have the opportunity to learn from others, share experience, and gain insight into the building performance analysis that the industry has to focus on now more than ever.