Annotated Bibliographies 1-9G

                           Tofle, Ruth Brent, Ph.D, Benyamin Schwarz, Ph.D, So-Yeon Yoon, MA, and Andrea Max-Royale, M.E.Des. “Color In Healthcare Environments.” Color In Healthcare Environments. Coalition for Health Environments Research (CHER), July 2014. Web. 25 Mar. 2016. <>.                          

The article is an abstract revealing ideas on the concept of the general use of color in healthcare facilities, and the truth of color having no scientific evidence in it’s effects on health. The authors state, “Regrettably, much of the knowledge about the use of color in healthcare environments comes from guidelines that are based on highly biased observations and pseudo-scientific assertions. It is this unsubstantiated literature that serves color consultants to capriciously set trends for the healthcare market.” The article explains that there have been studies that conclude “color-mood association” exists, but the authors believe there is not enough evidence to prove there is a “one-to-one relationship.” This source is important to my study of the built environment because it challenges what the interior built environment of health care providers currently utilize. It presents a flaw of the built environment, one in which I may look further into.


The Hospital Built Environment. October 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

This webpage is a menu to a publication in which looks in depth at the built environment of hospitals. It has links to each section of the piece. It has four sections, one in which includes nine chapters. The publication includes information on the Methodology of healthcare interior design, background, and questions concerning the market for hospital design and construction, research base for the hospital built environment, major challenges in building the field of evidence-based hospital design, where the gaps are in current research, and what are the appropriate future roles for funders in advancing Evidence-based hospital design. This is a great source to use because it provides many more greatly outlined sources to use when looking at the built environment of hosipitals in depth.



Perez, Daniel. “New York City Children’s Hospital Features Pirate-Themed CAT Scan Room.” Ubergizmo (n.d.): n. pag. Ubergizmo. 06 Sept. 2013. Web. 25 Mar. 2016. <>.

The article explains how the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital decided when it was time to replace their old CT scanner to redesign the CT room all together. The hospital choose to create a pirate themed room to combat the scariness of the scan for children. The article then goes into detail describing what you can see in the picture below. This article relates to my studies in that it is a creative use of the interior built environment in a children’s hospital. It shows that original designs can be manipulated and changed to become more useful.




“Georgia Institute of Technology.” GT. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <>.

The Georgia Tech website provides general information regarding the university and its corresponding organizations. It has a general calendar that highlights many of the school’s upcoming events. Also included in the web page are links to more information regarding the university. Information concerning the admission process, alumni resources, and student resources. My interior environment is the Georgia Tech Library so this website directly relates to my focus in this project.

“Georgia Tech Library.” Georgia Tech Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <http://ww>.

The Georgia Tech Library website provides students with tools to help with accessing resources. These resources include but are not limited to links to the library catalog, e-journals, and research guides. The site also includes links to pages in which students can reserve study rooms. On the main page there is a brief calendar that highlights a few upcoming events. The page overall is designed to guide students on to what ever resource they may need to complete their assignments. My interior environment is the Georgia Tech Library so this website directly relates to my focus in this project.

Dead Week in the Library. YouTube. Georgia Tech Library, 4 Dec. 2015. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <>.

The video highlights a few of the events that the Georgia Tech Library holds during what they call dead week each semester. They inform the viewer of a program the facility holds where dogs are brought in to provide stress relief for the students throughout their finals week. Other programs are highlighted as well for students to take part in in order to reduce stress during finals. The video was made to inform students of their resources during dead week as well as inform prospective students what Georgia Tech’s library has to offer. My interior environment is the Georgia Tech Library so this video directly relates to my focus in this project.


England, Trish. “Tucker History.” OTTMA. 25 Aug. 2011. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. <>.

            Tucker, Georgia originated as farmland, but was transitioned to connect the towns of Clarkston, Decatur, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Pittsburg and Lawrenceville through dirt roads. In result of the Seaboard Air-Line Railroad completion between Monroe, N.C. and Atlanta, rail lines were laid in Tucker. The region continued to develop schools and small businesses. The site continues to describe the transitions of businesses and residential areas in and around Tucker throughout history. The article directly relates to my built environment piece by describing the history of the region in which I am studying. By learning the history and development of Tucker, I can better understand tucker, and the direct cause and effects of its built environment.


England, Trish. “Tucker History.” OTTMA. 25 Aug. 2011. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. <>.

            This website provides data regarding Tucker, Georgia and its crime rates. It presents a clear line in which displays the region transitioning from safest levels to high crime. From the data provided you can conclude that the most crime falls on the south east side of Tucker, with the North West being the safest region of Tucker. Below the map the page gives statistics on the crime that takes place in Tucker. The page has a direct relationship with the build environment project in the sense that it reveals facts regarding the city of Tucker based on region, details of which reveal a direct correlation between the built environment of tucker and crime rate.

“Tucker, Georgia (GA) Income Map, Earnings Map, and Wages Data.” Tucker, Georgia (GA) Income Map, Earnings Map, and Wages Data. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. <>.

            The Webpage provides data in regards to the Income levels distributed throughout Tucker, Georgia. According to the map there is a distinct line between income levels spanning from the south west to the north east corners of the region, the North West corner having a higher income and the South East corner being of a lower income. It presents Lawrenceville highway as the dividing factor in the income levels. This page is directly related to the built environment by providing data that can be directly linked back to the organization of the region and the surrounding built environment. By showing the direct relationship between the separation of income levels and the different sides of Lawrenceville highway, the page hints at the built environment’s involvement in this separation.

Georgia Tech’s Library, Built Environment Description


The Georgia Institute of Technology Library, located at 704 Cherry St. Atlanta, Ga 30332, is a large building on the top of a hill. I admit I was a little bit lost trying to find the building. Although both located in Atlanta, Gerogia Tech’s campus is very different from Georgia State University’s urban feeling. The Georgia Tech campus is more of a pedestrian campus than Georgia State University.


Once I found my self at the top of a hill and entering what I found to be the library, I checked in with the friendly security guard. Unlike Georgia State, all I had to do in order to enter the library was have my I.D checked and recorded, but then I was well on my way. Looking around there were only security at the front entrance. I thought this was interesting because when ever I enter Georgia State’s library the first thing I notice is the abundance of police and security.


I took a seat by the stairwell to wait for my friend Jacob, whom I asked to come spend time with me while I observed the library. When he called me to tell me he had arrived, he asked me where I was. I honestly told him I did not know. Then I realized there really were no distinctive landmarks to any section of what I had so far seen of this library. Luckily I saw him walking around the corner moments later. Jacob showed me that a few floors up they have a seating area that was flled with students studying and doing homework. We took our seat in a small booth in the corner of the room so that I could see all that was going on in the room in front of us.


Jacob watching people with me.

Not much happened while I sat in the Georgia Tech library. Everyone was so focused on their schoolwork, it was almost silent. I literally heard a pen drop from across the room at one point. mostly students were using their laptops while a handful of people had physical books in front of them to study. Every once and a while a new handful of people would cycle in and out of the study environment. Each time a new person entered they would find a seat, and pull one of the over head extention cord over to their work station. I continued to watch this occur and occur for a few hours before needing to leave.


Study Room In library