Rationale

The LABESPAÇO aims at contributing to the training of qualified researchers and experts, oriented both for the academy or for professional practice in areas related to architectural design.

Knowledge is built from post-occupancy scenarios, i.e., through the evaluation of spaces in use and directs itself to the construction of a theoretical and methodological framework that allows simulating the performance of built spaces, testing and assessing functional implications.

To obtain the right answers to specific space-use problems and to design spaces fit for purpose implies. 1) the understanding of both the processes that support and influence the functioning of social organizations, i.e., the way they are constituted and represented in space and how space support or inhibits their achievement and 2) the availability of analytical means capable of providing relevant information on the performance of the built spaces.