Post-occupancy evaluation: in architecture, in urbanism and in design – from theory to practice.

Rosaria Ono , Sheila Walbe Ornstein , Simone Barbosa Villa , Ana Judite Galbiatti Limongi França

Post-occupancy evaluation (POE) in Architecture, in Urbanism and in Design: from Theory to Practice provides the reader with ample conceptual and practical knowledge on the application of POE in built environments and objects on the course of their use, so as to gauge their physical performance, in light of their users’ perception.

“With this publication, one hopes to further the research in the area and pique the interest of other important groups that develop POE projects in the country in sharing their experiences to contribute to the construction of a cohesive body of scientific knowledge of evidences for an effective application to the professional practice”, Doris Kowaltowski.

This is a book for architects, urbanists, engineers and designers committed to supporting the decision-making process of their projects by incorporating the lessons learnt from edifications and objects of similar typology already in use.

Original title
Avaliação pós-ocupação: na arquitetura, no urbanismo e no design – da teoria à prática
Year of Publication

About the authors

Rosaria Ono

Rosaria Ono acted as a researcher in the Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas de São Paulo (IPT) from 1991 to 2002 and has been a teacher in FAU-USP since 2003, having been tenured since 2015. She received a scholarship from the Ministry of Education of Japan (1988-1991), from the International Cooperation Agency (Jica, 1993), from the Japan Foundation (1988-1999) and from the Vitae Foundation (2000). She has held a CNPq level 2 scholarship since 2010. She’s an ad hoc consultant to CNQp, Capes and Fapesp. She has experience in the field of Architecture and Urbanism technology, with emphasis to Post-Occupation Evaluation, Insurance Against Fires and Accessibility. She’s co-lider of the CNPq Quality and Performance in the Built Environment directory research group.

Sheila Walbe Ornstein

Sheila Walbe Ornstein has graduated (1978) and achieved a doctorate (1988) in Architecture and Urbanism by USP, and is a tenured teacher in the same institution. She develops teaching and research activities on Post-Occupation Evaluation, Environment vs. Behavior, Quality in the Process of the Project and Construction Technology. She has fulfilled, in the period from 1989 to 2005, post-doctorate activities in the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, USA), in the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA), in the City University of New York (USA), in the Faculty of Architecture of the Technological University of Delft (Netherlands) and in the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Lisbon, Portugal). She’s an ad hoc consultant to CNPq, to Capes and to Fapesp, besides a member of the scientific committee of the periodical Ambiente Construído (Antac) and associate editor of Gestão & Tecnologia de Projetos. She holds a CNPq scholarship lever 1C. She was vice director of FAU/USP (1998-2002) e chief of the Department of Technology and Architecture in the same college (1994-1998). She was advertising director in Antac (2008-2010) and furthermore director of USP’s Museu Paulista (Museu do Ipiranga) (2012-2016). She’s research leader of the CNPq’s Quality and Performance in the Built Environment directory.

Simone Barbosa Villa

Simone Barbosa Villa is a doctor in Architecture and Urbanism by FAU-USP (2008) and associate professor to the College of Architecture, Urbanism and Design of the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (FAUeD/UFU). She’s a professor of the Post-Graduation in Architecture and Urbanism Program of the same institution and coordinator of [MORA] – research in housing/CNPq. She’s ad hoc consultant to Fapesp, to Fapemig, to CNPq and to magazines and scientific events in the field. She’s chief editor of Ambiente Construido’s magazine Architecture session and author of books and scientific papers in the field of Contemporary Housing, Social Housing, Process of the Project, Post-Occupation Evaluation and Resilience. She was visiting scholar in the University of Cambridge’s Department of Architecture (2017-2018). She takes part in international cooperation projects with England (University of Sheffield’s School of Architecture and University of Cambridge’s Department of Architecture) and Portugal (Universidade de Lisboa’s Architecture College).

Ana Judite Galbiatti Limongi França

Ana Judite Galbiatti Limongi França is a Doctor in Technology of Architecture by FAU-USP (2016), the same institution by which she’s Master (2011) and graduated architect and urbanist (1996). She’s a collaborator researcher in the CNPq Quality and Performance in the Built Environment directory’s research group, alongside which she develops, since 2008, performance evaluations of teaching-learning environments, with focus to the performance of the built environment, environmental comfort and energetic efficiency. She’s the author of articles and book chapters published nationally and internationally. She collaborated with the elaboration of the Manual de Diretrizes para a Avaliação Qualitativa dos Espaços Educativos, in the scope of the multinational initiative Pilot Project on Evaluating Quality in Educational Spaces (EQES), coordinated by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). She has performed in Otec since 2008, the same company in which she’s technical director and consultant. She’s a member of ABNT/CEE-134 – Commission to the Study of Special Modeling of Information in Construction, where she leads the teams dedicated to the fields of energetic and environmental sustainability.