Research

Carefully designed buildings and workplaces can play a major role in helping organizations address some of society's biggest issues.

Evaluating the Impact of STEM Buildings on College and University Campuses

Explore the data

Harvard Business Review Showcases EYP Knowledge Management Strategy

Employee knowledge is critical to business success, but relatively few companies have a C-level strategy for managing knowledge. In a recent article, the Harvard Business Review describes how EYP links in-house employee education to its strategic plan to fuel impressive growth and continuous innovation. Highlights from EYP's innovation program include active 1:1 mentorships, ‘up/down” knowledge-sharing - including technical and “softer” communications and management skills - and extensive research through internal employee grants programs and research with business and academic partners.

Knowledge Creation

Leila Kamal, Vice President for Design & Expertise, describes the role of research at EYP and how it informs designs that impact student learning and success.

STEM Research

Design Impact of STEM Buildings

Chem lab with wall of windows

Hamilton College

Taylor Science Center

Since the opening of the Taylor Science Center in 2005, Hamilton College has seen a 33% increase in STEM majors - a rate nearly twice the national average. Our analysis of the data - statistical indicators maintained by various campus offices, including Admissions, the Dean of Faculty’s office, and the Registrar’s Office - assessed the impact of our STEM facility design on multiple organizational goals, including student satisfaction, faculty turnover, and grant funding. 

STEM Research Advancing Mission

Composite Thinking

Senior Project Director Omar Renteria discusses how EYP is working with strategic partners to develop proprietary innovative exterior assemblies that will improve envelope performance.

Building Science Research

Wellness Index

Our first-of-its-kind study with the Harvard School of Public Health and its SHINE initiative will measure health and human performance at the organizational level.

Promoting Patient and Practitioner Health

Stamford Staff Lounge

Stamford Hospital

New Stamford Hospital

Our evidence-based design approach, including partnerships with organizations like Planetree, had led to a growing awareness of the link between design and well-being. In this article from Medical Construction & Design, Lead Designer Tushar Gupta and Research Director Laurie Waggener provide snapshots of some recent  projects and features that address these issues.

Healthcare Design Research Well-Being

Living-Learning Research Report: University of Michigan

by Leila Kamal, John Baxter, Sara Stein, Paul King

As American colleges and universities increasingly recognize the value of educating the “whole student,” the effect of campus residential life on various student outcomes – campus engagement, peer interactions, etc. – has been the subject of ongoing study. EYP is the first to systematically investigate the impact of the spatial environment itself on student development, attitudes, and outcomes. Our Living-Learning research findings offer colleges and universities, as well as architects and builders, key insights into how space types and usage impact student learning and development, so that they can maximize resources to enhance student experience.

By intensively studying the impact of the buildings we design, we can innovate approaches and solutions for buildings and their workspaces.

Leila Kamal, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C Vice President of Design & Expertise