Designing offices well
Grant number: DP190100705 | Funding period: 2019 - 2023
This project aims to describe, quantify and analyse the impact of workspace design on workers’ satisfaction, productivity and health. The Australian market is the fastest adopter of Activity-Based Working (ABW) in the world and impacts arising from this workspace typology on workers will be significant now and in the next decade. This project will develop benchmarking for ABW offices, techniques for monitoring cognitive performance in situ, and design guidelines for health promotion. By shifting attention to design features that actually perform well, this project will provide the empirical basis needed to transform the way workspaces are designed now and in the future. It will therefore lea..View full description
Related publications (10)
Overlaps in space utilisation patterns and IEQ conditions observed in Activity-Based Working supportive office
O Gocer, C Candido, K Gocer, A Brambilla, L Thomas, N Billoria, M Mackey, T Alizadeh, S Sarkar
One of the potential positive aspects of spaces designed to support Activity-Based Working (ABW) concept is to allow people to cho..
A review of research in activity-based working over the last ten years: lessons for the post-COVID workplace
Samin Marzban, Christhina Candido, Martin Mackey, Lina Engelen, Fan Zhang, Dian Tjondronegoro
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to map and describe findings from research conducted in workspaces designed to support activ..
The Potential of Harnessing Real-Time Occupancy Data for Improving Energy Performance of Activity-Based Workplaces
Arianna Brambilla, Christhina Candido, Isuru Hettiarachchi, Leena Thomas, Ozgur Gocer, Kenan Gocer, Martin Mackey, Nimish Biloria, Tooran Alizadeh, Somwrita Sarkar
Currently, the available studies on the prediction of building energy performance and real occupancy data are typically characteri..
Learning to work from home: experience of Australian workers and organizational representatives during the first Covid-19 lockdowns
Samin Marzban, Iva Durakovic, Christhina Candido, Martin Mackey
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a snapshot of workers’ experience while working from home (WFH) during the Australian lockdown..
Occupants’ satisfaction and perceived productivity in open-plan offices designed to support activity-based working: findings from different industry sectors
C Candido, O Gocer, S Marzban, K Gocer, L Thomas, F Zhang, Z Gou, M Mackey, L Engelen, D Tjondronegoro
Purpose: In the rise of offices designed to support activity-based working (ABW), parts of industry have fully transitioned to ope..
Designing healthy workspaces: results from Australian certified open-plan offices
Christhina Candido, Samin Marzban, Shamila Haddad, Martin Mackey, Angela Loder
Purpose: From poor indoor environmental quality conditions to musculoskeletal discomfort, the interior design of workspaces has th..