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Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering, 2022, 4(3); doi: 10.25236/AJAGE.2022.040302.

Review of the Practices of Architect POE for the Cultural Expo Architectural Projects


Weijian Liang, Xiaotang Chen

Corresponding Author:
​Weijian Liang

School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 510641, China


The article is the review of the practices of the Architect POE (Post Occupancy Evaluation) for the cultural expo architectural projects, including: Architect POE plan, design review, analysing phenomena, consideration and summary. This practice is of reference value to advocate the implementation of the Architect POE. Architect POE can summarize the success of architectural creation through design verification, and promote the analysis and accumulation of "evidence" for the development of Evidence-Based Design (EBD), improve the architectural design of the same kind of new projects. Architect POE can also promote the improvement of the use of the building by exploring the phenomenon of the problem and the reasons behind it, and promote the construction of industry system of construction and management.


Architect POE; architect business; Evidence-Based Design; improve usage of existing buildings

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Weijian Liang, Xiaotang Chen. Review of the Practices of Architect POE for the Cultural Expo Architectural Projects. Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 3: 7-13. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJAGE.2022.040302.


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