Stairway to Health: An Analysis for Workplace Stairs Design and Use

Conference Paper

Project:

Active Workplaces

Authors:

Professor Sarah McGann, Dr Robyn Creagh, Professor Marian Tye, Assoc. Prof. Jonine Jancey, Rachel Pages-Oliver, Dr Hami James

Published:

2015

Conference:

49th International conference of the Architectural Science Association

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This paper highlights the limitations of contemporary approaches to staircase design in the workplace, proposing a radical rethinking in design approaches to support at-work physical activity through a combination of health promotion and building design perspectives. The comparative analysis of past and current staircase design approaches between three buildings reveal critical differences impacting on worker’s physical activity and attitudes to movement at work. The findings from this study advance the field of active building design in placing architectural design practice at the centre of responses to population health issues.

How to cite:

McGann, S., R. Creagh, M. Tye, J. Jancey, R. Pages-Oliver, H. James. 2015. “Stairway to Health: An Analysis for Workplace Stairs Design and Use” Living and Learning: Research for a Better Built Environment: Proceedings of the 49th International conference of the Architectural Science Association.