Current Projects at MAC

Ongoing 2018-20 Contracts:

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 sample population involved with the pre-occupancy evaluation will be primarily teachers and other school employees—a broader population, including students and community members, will be invited to take part in the post-occupancy evaluation.

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 the spring of 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.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory| US Department of Energy, Battelle Memorial Institute in Portland, OR USA

We are continuing to work with senior cognitive psychology researchers and architectural engineers at PNNL in Portland, Oregon to analyze and summarize new quantitative and qualitative data concerning nurse’s perceptions of LED solid state lighting conditions in hospital units in states outside of Oregon. We are also helping PNNL optimize methodologies used to survey hospital staff about lighting stimuli in the workplace.

Scholarly publications concerning projects with PNNL include:

Davis, R., McCunn, L. J., & Wilkerson, A., & Safranek, S. (2020). Nurses’ satisfaction with patient room lighting conditions: A survey of nurses in four hospitals with differences in the environment of care. Health Environments Research & Design Journal. 1-15. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1937586719890940

McCunn, L. J., Davis, R., Wilkerson, A., & Safranek, S. (In preparation). Environmental Controllability in Patient Rooms: Understanding Nurses’ Perceptions of Hospital Lighting Using Qualitative Methods.