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Community Developer, Sullivan Solar Power
3

Interesting. Would like further information on perception of environment and human attitude / emotional response.

Senior Associate, CallisonRTKL Inc.
4

Very interesting talk on how design is influenced by the subconscious.

Electrical Engineering Specialist, Facilities and Services, University of Illinois
4

Interesting material, presented at a good pace.

Intern Architect, Oh Planning + Design, Architecture
4

Very thought provoking and well researched.

Landscape Architect, HDR, Inc.
5

Excellent and interesting content.

Facility Asset Strategies
Pro Reviewer
3

In my opinion, although this presentation raised some interesting points about how we - human animals - respond to physical habitats, whether in the form of the open spaces or buildings that we design, I did not gain any tangible insights that could lead me to experiment with Green Building ideas beyond what I already knew about as a designer, either consciously, or intuitively.

5

we need to know more of the subconscious human perception to understand more of hour our design will affect users.

designer, HED
4

Interesting topic about human behavior.

INTERN ARCHITECT, HKS, Inc.
5

good

Chief Engineer, JLL
4

very interesting !

Thank You

SacklerArchitecture
5

Sweet overview of the topic.

Project Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, TDX Construction Corporation
5

Great presentation.

Senior Architect - Senior Associate, Stevens & Wilkinson, Inc.
4

Great presentation.... Now read Ernst Cassirer: Philosophy of Symbolic Forms... Four volumes

Director, Community - Kentucky, USGBC - Kentucky Chapter
5

Compelling and interesting!

Associate Interior Designer , Lisman Studio Interior Design
5

"The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we WILL have". Absolutely.

Senior Design Manager, Steffian Bradley
5

This made me think about things and question the world around me. That's a good thing.

Graduate Student, The University of Georgia
4

Great.

Gilbane Building Company
4

very interesting. not sure I saw all the faces in the bldgs. unimaginative?

Lead, Senior Urban Designer, & Project Manager, DAR
3

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Project Architect LEED AP BD+C, Nor-Son, Inc.
5

No comment

U.S. Army
2

Was not really related to LEED at all or made no strong correlation to LEED.

Architect, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair & Partners) India Private Ltd.
5

excellent!!!!!....a very concise presentation covering a range of ideas!!

Project Architect, Fielding Nair International
5

Interesting!

Structural Engineer II, Atkins
4

love the pictures

Looking, Personal
5

more please!

Project Manager / Architect
5

very true

4

Topic is worthy of a longer exploration

Designer/Project Manager
4

Interesting.

Senior Designer, ARCADIS
5

easily to understand and really helpful to understand ourselves.

HVAC Mechanical Engineer, Peterson Engineering
5

Excellent info / presentation

Brindley Pieters & Associates, Inc.
5

this was enlightening far beyond what my engineering background would have anticipated. I believe some a follow up course would be great.

Jacobs
5

fascinating!

Estimator, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
4

very informative

The Folinus Collaborative
4

succinct and well presented

Project Manager, STV Inc.
5
Landscape and Urban Designer, SITES AP, Lanarc 2015 Consultants Ltd.
3

This was an interesting course on designing the environment for human subconscious preferences. I wish the presentation had made a clearer connection to green building principles.

Field Engineer, Kiewit Corporation
4

Good course

Project Manager, The Walsh Group
4
BSA LifeStructures
5
PERKINS+WILL
4

Short, clear, and to the point.

Interior Designer , Ferguson Pape Baldwin Architects
4

Great insight into how our subconscious responds to edges, patterns and shapes, and how that should be a factor in how we design.

Owner - Building Sage, Integrated Design + Energy Advisors, LLC
Pro Reviewer
4

Fascinating summary of the science of conscious versus subconscious reactions. This is great foundational information for architects for sure, but for engineers as well. For example, engineers love graphs, charts, and numbers. We populate our dashboards with them all the time. But using this concept of cognitive recognition, and understanding the evolution of our sensory systems, having a graphic that shows the information in an easily digested manner would be better. Perhaps this is one reason for info-graphic popularity. The only disappointment is that I do not feel this connected to green building well. If that had not been one of the objectives, I would not have been disappointed. But even as an engineer, I was able to think of many ways this can help me in my work AND in my facilitation of project teams.

Mechanical Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, Patrick Kattan Engineering Office
3

The cognitive architecture (patterns, edges and shapes) seems to be a promising and interesting area; however, I would like to also know about the effect of green architecture (wind towers, day lighting, etc) and green design patterns (renewable energies, etc) on our subconscious response.

HDR, Inc.
5

Excellent

USGBC Faculty , RCI Engineering, Inc.
Pro Reviewer
5

This is an excellent 30 min. presentation on cognitive architecture and explains clearly how people think about successful and unsuccessful places. Ms. Sussman presents this scientific material in a way that all of us right-brain thinkers can understand. The audio and video is good quality and helps the presenter get her points across effectively.
It’s interesting that many successful computer designers use the idea of cognitive science to improve their designs; we could certainly integrate these concepts in our building designs. This video is a must for all building designers who like a new insight about art, architecture, human behavior and green buildings.

Director, JW+A
5

This course provides a synthesis of how the human brain ‘sees’ buildings and space and why certain types of space can be more successful than others, explaining what makes a good built environment for people. For me, a key lesson learned from this course is that architects and planners work with visual patterns and structures, however we sometimes forget that the human brain was built for things such as seeing other people or nature, but not necessarily for perception of buildings and we can greatly improve buildings and spaces through considering human perception in design process. I highly recommend this course to anyone working in the field of design and architecture as well as sustainability as it provides a different, people-oriented, perspective on building and place design.

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