In this paper we will begin by briefly describing the concept of self, proceed by discussing the symbolic significance of physical environment, then describe as well as propose a humanist paradigm which we believe should be employed in architectural theory and practice, and finally discuss how the shift to a humanistic paradigm might be accomplished.
Architecture—Human factors; Design—Human factors; Humanism in architecture; Self; Sociology; Symbolic interactionism; Work environment
Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture | Environmental Design | Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Place and Environment | Sociology
Designed physical environments as related to selves, symbols, and social reality: A proposal for a humanistic paradigm shift for architecture.
Humanity and Society, 26(4),