Richard Coles is Emeritus Professor of Landscape in the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, based in the Faculty of the Arts, Design and Media, Birmingham City University, UK. His research involves understanding the nature of environmental interaction and the development of environments that are supportive of the needs of users. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Sandra Costa is a Researcher and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University. Her research examines the nature of person-place interactions, exploring the choreographies of the experience and how individuals negotiate well-being. She received her PhD from Birmingham City University researching immersive walking techniques involving self-narrated walking. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Sharon Watson is a Landscape Architect focusing on aspects of community engagement and research involving children. She has extensive experience of working with schools and the educational sector, where she has developed sophisticated child-centric methodologies involving the use of digital media. Her current research involves working with children in investigating their responses to the natural world and the different agencies offered by current technology, focusing on the wild places that exist in urban situations. She holds a PhD from Birmingham City University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Pathways to Well-being In Design: Examples from the Arts, Humanities and the Built Environment
PATHWAYS TO WELL-BEING
RichardColes, Sandra Costa and Sharon Watson
Frameworks of disciplinary practice and academic enquiry
We start this discussion by considering the frameworks surrounding well-being
investigation evident within each...
Richard H. Penner, a professor emeritus of Cornell University, taught hotel planning, development, and interior design at the School of Hotel Administration for over forty years. He brings together experience in architecture and hotel management, having spent year-long sabbatical leaves with international designer Hirsch Bedner Associates (Santa Monica, CA) and the architecture group of Starwood Hotels ∧ Resorts (White Plains, NY). He graduated from Cornell with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, and is an author of four books, two of which were co-authored with the late Walter Rutes, the lead author of the first edition of Hotel Design, Planning, and Development. In 1992 Hospitality Design magazine honored him with its Platinum Circle Award for his contributions to hospitality design as an author and teacher. His research has focused on planning criteria for different types of lodging properties, including the detailed comparative space allocation standards that have become benchmarks for measuring the efficiency of new hospitality projects. He has presented seminars on hotel development and planning throughout the world. A former director of graduate studies at the Hotel School, he also organized design seminars at the European Meeting on Hotel Interior Design in Rimini, Italy, and chaired five hospitality design roundtables sponsored by the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Lawrence Adams, a vice president of ForrestPerkins, is a global authority on hotel and resort design. He earned a bachelor of architecture degree from Louisiana State University. He has managed and directed the design of large-scale development projects at major architectural and planning firms for the past thirty-five years. With a specialty in hotel design, Mr. Adams served as adjunct faculty at New York University for nine years teaching master’s degree courses on Hotel Design and Development. He co-authored the first edition of Hotel Design, Planning, and Development Hotel Design, Planning, and Development with Richard Penner and the late Walter Rutes. His projects include the Four Seasons Hotel New York, the RIGHA Royal Hotel, the Chambers Hotel, The Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort, and the national headquarters of the Marine Corps Reserve. Mr. Adams, who is certified by NCARB, is also a registered architect in New York, Massachusetts, Kansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Stephani K. A. Robson holds three degrees from Cornell University: a bachelor of science and doctorate in hotel administration and a master of science in facilities planning and management. Her professional career has included design work on a number of large hotel and hospitality projects in her native Canada. She joined the full-time faculty at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in 1993. A specialist in hospitality design psychology, she has numerous research publications in academic journals, including the Journal of Environmental Psychology and the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and frequently contributes to trade journals on topics related to design and development. She has taught and presented her research on hospitality environments worldwide. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
pools and other water-sports facilities, whirlpools, bars, and food- forms in Richard Meier’s design for the 180-room W Retreat Kanai,
located on the Yucatan Peninsula near Cancun. The strong T-shape
service areas. Siting the hotel...
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