Title page for ETD etd-2720162749721461

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Zhu, Ping
Author's Email Address pzhu@vt.edu
URN etd-2720162749721461
Title Space Design for the Acitc Educational technology Office Area Using a Workplace neighborhood Concept
Degree Master of Science
Department Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Scott-Webber, Lennie
Wiedegreen, Eric A.
McLain-Kark, Joan H. Committee Chair
  • space
  • design
  • workplace
  • neighborhood
Date of Defense 1997-04-25
Availability unrestricted
Today, the workplace is undergoing dramatic

changes, featuring increased team activities

and informal interactions. The work place

neighborhood is a design concept derived

from a city planning theory that may solve the

workplace design problems arising from these

changes, and provided a focus for this project.

The Educational Technology office area of

the Advanced Communication and

Information Technology Center (ACITC)

possesses the features representing the general

workplace tendency today. The purpose of

this project was to develop a workplace

neighborhood space prototype for this office

area. This prototype will provide a work

environment conducive to team efforts and

informal interactions and a workplace

neighborhood space model for future


The project had three design phases: design

programming, design development, and

design evaluation and revision. During the

design programming, a survey questionnaire

was distributed to all of the 12 Educational

Technology employees and behavioral

mapping observations were conducted. Then,

a conceptual plan, a series of workplace space

patterns and a floor plan were developed for

the workplace neighborhood space prototype.

Finally, computer models were prepared for

three neighborhood units for design


The result of the design evaluation indicated

that the concerns between individual and

group work spaces were not solved. The space

prototype was revised, and a computer model

of the revised space prototype was prepared.

The revised space prototype met the work

patterns of the employees more closely and

reflected the design concept of workplace

neighborhood more clearly

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