Current Projects at MAC

Ongoing 2018-21 Contracts:

PNNL | Pacific Northwest National Labs in Portland, OR, USA

MAC has been hired on retainer until the fall of 2021 to consult on the development of experimental designs and on data analysis strategies for research in hospital settings.

HCMA | Architecture Firm in Vancouver and Victoria, BC, Canada

McCunn & Associates Consulting has contracted with HCMA to undertake a pre- and post-occupancy evaluation of Kelly Road Secondary School in Prince George, BC, within School District 57. Two technical reports will be produced between 2020 and 2022 as a new school is constructed and occupied (and the existing school demolished). The first report concerns the results of a pre-occupancy evaluation of the current school; the second will afford data from a post-occupancy evaluation of the new setting. Comparisons between that data and the pre-occupancy evaluation will also be part of the post-occupancy evaluation. Although the sample involved in this project consists of teachers, staff, and school administrators, a broader population, including students and community members, may be invited to take part in follow-up research to better understand results from a community perspective.

The pre-occupancy evaluation was completed in September, 2020. The post-occupancy evaluation will be undertaken after the new school has been completed and used by the school’s population for a period of time. The pre-occupancy technical report can be referenced as:

McCunn, L. J. (2020). A Pre-occupancy Evaluation of Kelly Road Secondary School. Research report prepared for Hughes Condon Marler Architects and School District 57.

HCMA has also contracted with MAC to develop a social impact guide for HCMA to use now, and to build upon over time. This partnership affords an opportunity for MAC to help HCMA examine and utilize the body of environmental psychology literature in order to capitalize on particular results and recommendations as the firm continues to design with all people in mind.

BCRA | Architecture and Civil Engineering Firm in Tacoma, WA USA

We have been contracted by BCRA to understand teachers’ design visions and measure their affective organizational commitment, perceived productivity, and engagement before and after the construction of two elementary schools in the Centralia School District, WA.

Two technical reports have been delivered, while others are in preparation as the project continues into 2020:

McCunn, L. J. (2019). Pre-design Evaluation for Two BCRA-Designed Elementary Schools in the Centralia School District. Research report prepared for BCRA. 

McCunn, L. J. (2019). Post-occupancy Evaluation for Three BCRA-Designed Elementary Schools in the Clover Park School District. Research report prepared for BCRA.