Influence of Office Building Design on Occupant Satisfaction

Artan D., Ergen Pehlevan E., Tekçe I., Yılmaz N.

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction World Building Congress 2022, WBC 2022, Melbourne, Australia, 27 - 30 June 2022, vol.1101 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1101
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1755-1315/1101/6/062028
  • City: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.The objective of this study is to examine the influence of building design on office occupants by analysing empirical data on their satisfaction levels and prevalent complaints. A methodology involving literature review, expert interviews, and a field survey with 308 office employees was adopted to acquire the empirical data. The findings reveal that office occupants think Amount of Space as the most important parameter, followed by Layout, and Furniture. On the other hand, occupants are least satisfied by Amount of Space, followed by Interior Design and Layout. Insufficient social areas, insufficient work space, and layout of the work environment, distraction caused by human circulation due to office layout, and ergonomics of the furniture are the most common complaints. The results show that average importance level in each building design parameter is higher than or equal to the average satisfaction level. The largest gap between the perceived importance and satisfaction appears in Amount of Space and Layout. The results are expected to provide insight to designers, facility managers, and renovators of office buildings on how office occupants perceive office building design and frequent complaints encountered in the offices.