Design of University Campus based on Behavioral Studies: Case Study: Noshirvani Institute of Technology

Document Type : Research Article


Department of Architecture, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Noshirvani Institute of Technology


In the design evolution of higher degree educational complexes, there has always been a combination of closed space and open spaces; many examples of it in Iran, European, American, and Asian countries. Research shows that campus universities have an important role in creating high-quality educational environments and can help students become more involved with higher education institutions. However, the design of university campuses in Iran is often based on predetermined designs, regardless of the behaviors and needs of the users of such spaces. Identifying and assessing students' needs and desires and the reasons for using / not using them from academic spaces can help create meaningful spaces.This research seeks to review university campus design based on behavioral studies. The case study is the campus of Babol's Noushirvani University of Technology. The qualitative method of this research is based on observations and interviews. The results show that the highest number of activities occurs in green spaces between the schools. On the other hand, quiet spaces are more desirable for activities such as studying and getting focused. Considering the places where the furniture is installed, and using different types of furniture based on activities while considering the climate can increase the quality of the campus. In this regard, attention to the landscape edges can play an effective role in campus design in dense urban spaces.


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