AIA announces four recipients of the Upjohn Research Initiative

            <img src="" border="0" />Supporting applied research projects that 'enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge', The&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" >AIA</a>&nbsp;Upjohn Research Initiative&nbsp;funds up to six research grants of $15,000 to $30,000 annually for projects completed within an 18-month period.

This year’s grants recipients are: 

  • Nexus between Sustainable Buildings and Human Health: Quantifying EEG Responses to Virtual Environments to Inform Design

Principal Investigators: Ming Hu (University of Maryland), Madlen Simon, AIA (University of Maryland)
Collaborators: Justin Benjamin, Assoc. AIA (Perkins + Will), Tim Bakos, AIA (Perkins + Will), Edward Bernat, PhD (University of Maryland)

The goal of this research project is to develop, test, and validate a data-driven approach using virtual reality and electroencephalogram technology for understanding the potential physiological influences of sustainable design features. In collaboration with an architecture firm and a neuroscience laboratory, the researchers propose technolog…

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