عنوان مقاله [English]
Buildings are established to meet the needs and desires of users. The purpose of a building is defeated if its users are not satisﬁed by the overall building performance. Educational buildings and their environment as centers of progression and innovation are not an exception. The high-quality outdoor spaces of campuses are important for increasing the users’ satisfaction. Frequently ignored in texts on campus planning and design, the outdoor spaces deserve far greater attention than they have yet received. This study determines whether the users of the Shiraz University Eram campus are satisﬁed with overall performance attributes and whether the developed POE could be used as a performance evaluation tool in Shiraz universities’ outdoor spaces. The users-based assessment shows that the potential for improving the performance of campus is great. This paper develops a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) framework that integrates open space performance attributes for university campuses and facilities in the city of Shiraz, Iran, based on users’ satisfaction. The objectives were to identify the concept of POE in relation to campus performance, to determine the performance level of the outdoor spaces, and the correlation between campus performance and users’ satisfaction level. The methodology of this study is adopting an integrated approach in the process of evaluation by combining relevant indicators and variables, retrieved from reviewed literature. All these aspects are molded into the methodology of POE using two surveys (experts’ rating and users’ satisfaction surveys). Results showed that a signiﬁcant relationship exists between the campus performance and the users’ satisfaction. The correlational results conﬁrmed the relevance of POE as a performance evaluation tool. The ﬁndings indicate that the indicators and variables used in assessing the level of campus open space performance are signiﬁcant in determining levels of users’ satisfaction in university campuses and facilities.