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Take advantage of new tools for pre-and post-occupancy evaluation to demonstrate the value of your design.

Supported by
ASID Foundation

As a designer, you know how important it is to solve problems for your clients through your program, based on research and evidence. Developing pre- and post-occupancy evaluations are key tools to demonstrate the effectiveness of your design outcomes. Learn about new tools developed by ASID Foundation grant recipients to help you establish the value of your design solutions when working with project owners and end users.

Format: Peer-to-peer
Attendees will interact with each other in virtual breakout rooms. Attendees’ camera and audio capabilities will be turned on for this session. 

This session was not recorded.



JSR Associates, Inc.

Jane Rohde champions a global cultural shift toward de-institutionalizing senior living and healthcare facilities through her practice, person-centered principles, research and advocacy, and design of the built environment. She is the principal of JSR Associates, Inc., which she formed in response to the gap between outcomes, operations, and design of the physical setting. Through continued practice, Jane has positively impacted the lives of older adults, those with special needs, and the staff that provides care and services to vulnerable populations. Her projects include Cypress Garden Senior Living, China’s first resident-centered care community; the Live Together, Inc. Intergenerational Community, an intentionally designed multi-generational setting that will support person-centered care including educational training and research programs; and Bastion Community of Resilience in New Orleans, an intentional community for Wounded Warriors, their families, retired veterans, and civilians.

Leah Scolere, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Interior Architecture and Design | Director, Mediated and Connected Environments Research Lab

Colorado State University

Dr. Leah Scolere (PhD, Cornell University) is an assistant professor of interior architecture and design in the Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State University. Leah brings together industry practice as an interior designer (NCIDQ) with advanced degrees in both designed environments and new media communication. As a designer and media communication researcher, Leah’s interdisciplinary focus exists at the intersection of connective technologies, designed environments, and well-being. Her research expertise includes designing for mediated experiences of place across connected environments using a range of communication technologies, including augmented reality, space utilization sensors, 3D capture scanning, eye-tracking, and VR technology.

Upali Nanda, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA, EDAC, ACHE (Moderator)

Principal and Director of Research, HKS, Inc.

Assoc. Prof of Practice, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Dr. Upali Nanda is Principal and Director of Research for global architectural firm HKS, where she spearheads research projects globally. She also serves as Executive Director for the non-profit Center for Advanced Design Research and Education and teaches as Associate Professor of Practice at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of Michigan. She serves on the board of directors for HKS and the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture. Her doctoral work on “Sensthetics” has been published as a book available on Her award-winning research has been widely published and cited in peer-reviewed journals and mainstream media. In 2015, Upali was recognized as one of the top 10 most influential people in Healthcare Design by Healthcare Design magazine. In 2018, she was honored by Architectural Record with the Women in Architecture Innovator Award.  In 2019, she was recognized as one of nine people shaping American design by Specify Magazine from Metropolis.

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