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A toolkit for living in a new building: A visual post occupancy evaluation of Bristol Business School

Shortt, Harriet; Cicmil, Svetlana; Warren, Samantha; Gaggiotti, Hugo

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Authors

Harriet Shortt Harriet.Shortt@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Organisation Studies

Samantha Warren

Hugo Gaggiotti Hugo.Gaggiotti@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Human Resource Management



Abstract

The Bristol Business School building – that houses both Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School – is situated on the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol Frenchay campus, and has been occupied since April 2017. It is a flagship space that aims to attract international, EU and home students, facilitate links with businesses and foster a collaborative space for staff to work together. The strategic aim of the building was that it should be ‘generative’ (Clegg and Kornberger 2004) and was designed to link with the faculty strategic vision and mission: a building to support a community that is professionally engaged, vocationally relevant, internationally connected and academically strong. Translated into architecture, this means considerable open, shared space not formally designated for particular activities. Walls and partitions are largely glass, with space arranged around a full height atrium, and central staircase affording expansive views through the building and the activities going on within it. Staff, students and visitors can access, and work from, the majority of the building, which is technologically enabled to support location-independent working and learning.

Citation

Shortt, H., Warren, S., Gaggiotti, H., Cicmil, S., Collett, L., Mohamud, M., & Reed, M. (2020). A toolkit for living in a new building: A visual post occupancy evaluation of Bristol Business School. Bristol: University of the West of England

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Jun 9, 2020
Deposit Date Nov 23, 2020
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2020
Keywords building, use of space, generative
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6873289
Publisher URL https://blogs.uwe.ac.uk/bristol-business-school/a-toolkit-for-living-in-a-new-building-a-visual-post-occupancy-evaluation-of-bristol-business-school/

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