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Working in a 'dementia-friendly' office: Stirling University's Iris Murdoch Building

Citation
McCabe L & Sim D (2006) Working in a 'dementia-friendly' office: Stirling University's Iris Murdoch Building. Design Studies, 27 (5), pp. 615-632. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2006.03.001

Abstract
The paper examines the office environment in the context of a university building designed for two quite different purposes – as office accommodation for staff and as an exemplar of ‘dementia-friendly’ design. Drawing on interviews with staff working in the building both shortly before and shortly after its completion, the paper explores differing views on office design and the use of space. It suggests that, with an appropriate design, a building can serve a dual purpose.

Keywords
evaluation; built environment; dementia-friendly; user participation; Dementia Patients Care; Dementia; Dementia Research

Journal
Design Studies: Volume 27, Issue 5

StatusPublished
Author(s)McCabe, Louise; Sim, Duncan
Publication date30/09/2006
Publication date online23/05/2006
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1593
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0142-694X
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