• When It Comes to Design for the Disabled, Let the Science Lead the Process

    1 day ago - By Arch Daily

    Orfield Laboratories' Anechoic Chamber, “the quietest place on earth.”. Image © Steven J. Orfield
    This article was originally published on Common Edge Steven J. Orfield 's firm, Orfield Laboratories , has spent 50 years in architectural design, research, and testing, dedicated to the premise that what matters in design is the end user, because design in the absence of user comfort, preference, and satisfaction is a failure. In this process, the firm has developed building performance standards for most commercial building types, and has now added to those standards the requirements for...
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