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Adaptive Sensory Environments

Book: Academic Monograph

ADAPTIVE SENSORY ENVIRONMENTS

by Maria Lorena Lehman

SILVER MEDAL NAUTILUS BOOK AWARD WINNER

Adaptive Sensory Environments by Maria Lorena Lehman won a Silver Medal Nautilus Book Award in the Creative Process category. The book presents “a cutting-edge methodology for adaptive sensory design by fostering an inter-disciplinary approach in which aspects of neuroscience, biophilia, captology, nanotechnology, kinetics, and sensemaking all play critical roles in helping adaptive architecture ‘tune’ to occupants.” Established in the US in 1998, the annual Nautilus Book Awards recognize books in the genre of social and environmental justice. Previous winners include Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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Bringing Architecture to the Next Level

Book: Foundational Guidebook

BRINGING ARCHITECTURE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

by Maria Lorena Lehman

Do your architectural designs foster well-being or discomfort in occupants? Do your designs innovate architecture technology in new ways? And do you make design decisions that pull from the latest scientific findings, including biomimicry design or where design meets neuroscience? In Bringing Architecture to the Next Level, you will discover how to solve the six greatest design challenges that hinder all architects. And when you unlock these six keys, you position your architectural design process to achieve its highest potential. Within this one-hour guidebook, you will shift your mindset to reach breakthrough ideas, meet and predict occupant need using sensory design, leverage your design process to get more with less, and rethink technology to unleash your innovative edge. For both architecture and interior design professionals alike, Bringing Architecture to the Next Level will help you integrate innovation in architecture to create environments where people thrive.

AMAZON (USA)
AMAZON (UK)
KOBO
BARNES & NOBLE
Adaptive Sensory Environments

Book Chapter

INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS, 2ND EDITION

The book entitled Intelligent Buildings 2nd Edition is to serve as a reference book for the architecture and construction discipline. As such, I had the honor to publish my research as an Original Contributor for this book. Chapter 4 within the book is entitled Environmental Sensory Design — and this is the Chapter which I contributed for publication. I highly recommend that you read through this book, as it is a forward-thinking and comprehensive valuable resource for Intelligent Buildings — design, management, and operation.

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Research Paper

INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS INTERNATIONAL

Maria Lorena Lehman's research paper on sensory design has been published in the peer-review research journal, Intelligent Buildings International. The paper, entitled How Sensory Design Brings Value to Buildings and their Occupants by Maria Lorena Lehman, delves into why sensory design has such potential to make a positive difference in the way we live within architectural spaces. Furthermore, the research paper discusses specific ways that value can be obtained from a sensory design approach, particularly as emerging technologies continue to develop.

QUOTE BY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:
PROFESSOR EMERITUS DEREK CLEMENTS-CROOME, UNIVERSITY OF READING, UK
Sensory design is pivotal if we are to ensure buildings will be responsive to human needs. […] Rather than my words let those of Lehman speak for themselves.
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Research Paper

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL THEORY

Written by Maria Lorena Lehman, the research paper Interpretation and Evolution: A Scenario was published in the peer-review journal, International Journal of Architectural Theory based in Germany.

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Adaptive Sensory Environments

EXPERT INTERVIEW

ARCHITECT MAGAZINE
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE AIA

“How does memory play a role in the way we experience buildings? Or sound? Or optical illusions? What do advances in computing, power generation, lighting, materials, etc., mean for building design? How can “smart” environments affect our behavior or our mood for the better? And what about biomimicry? These are the kinds of issues Maria Lorena Lehman blogs about…” — Braulio Agnese, Sr. Editor, ARCHITECT Magazine

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Adaptive Sensory Environments

FEATURE ARTICLE

BUILDING TOMORROW MAGAZINE

“Healthcare architecture and innovative design plays a critical role when it comes to the quality of treatment and care for patients and the medical teams who support them. Maximized to its full potential, architecture has the ability to ease painful suffering, guide patients toward faster and better quality healing, and solve healthcare challenges which often detrimentally affect patients….”
— Maria Lorena Lehman, Author, Designer, Educator

Adaptive Sensory Environments

EXPERT INTERVIEW

ESQUISSES MAGAZINE
OFFICIAL MAGAZINE FOR QUEBEC ARCHITECT'S ASSOCATION

The article entitled “Une Conception du Bonheur” by Marie-Claude Morin, explores how receptive architects are to findings in the environmental psychology and cognitive science fields. This article is originally written in French, as this is the official magazine for the Quebec Architect’s Association. 

The following is a brief excerpt translated from the original French version:

Some individuals also make efforts to disseminate information and educate their fellow architects to the latest discoveries in psychology and cognitive science as they apply to architectural practice. This is the case of Maria Lorena Lehman, American architect, a Harvard graduate […] —

“I was fascinated when I came across research showing that the construction of a hospital room could have a significant impact on drug consumption, sleep, mood and even the propensity to take a shower [and engage in Activities of Daily Living]. I decided to dedicate my work to better understand this interaction between the individual and the building.” 
— Quote by Maria Lorena Lehman

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