Pavlides leads EDRA symposium with RWU students Postian, Droogan, RIC and Manitoba colleagues

Innovation Shifting Ground

Professor of Architecture Eleftherios Pavlides PhD, AIA, organized a half day symposium at the International Environmental Design Research Association Conference EDRA47 in Raleigh on May 18 2016 entitled “A Case Study of Innovative Health Policy, Requiring Architectural Innovation, Based on Innovative Ethnographic Methods as a Paradigm for Shifting Towards Research Translation.” The symposium included the following presentations:  

  • Shifting Ethnographic Methods: The Architect's Role: Filtering Data to Provide Context for Interpretation in Order to Arrive at Reliable Findings”, presented by RWU M.Arch. student Brad Postian
  • Shifting Architectural Design Informed by Ethnographic Photo-elicitation to Design Health Stations, a New Building Type” presented by RWU M.Arch. student Jacob Droogan
  • “Shifting health policy to provide universal primary health and support for healthful living” by Lynn Blanchette, Assistant Professor Nursing, Rhode Island College, Providence

The symposium concluded with the workshop, “Shifting Social Science Research Based on a Set of New Theoretical Assumptions” convened by Pavlides and Shauna Marie Mallory-Hill, Ph.D, LEED AP, from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg