PositionResearcher, practising architect specialist on office design
Background/EducationMaster of Architecture 1997, PhD in Architecture 2010
Research profile/Current workI work both as an office researchers at the Stress Research Institute and as a practicing architect specializing in office at Brunnberg & Forshed Architects Ltd.
My research interest is how the architecture and the physical environment affects people in different respect, with a focus on office environments influence on employees and organizations. My research is interdisciplinary - it has its origins in architecture, but extends to fields such as environmental psychology, work psychology, stress medicine and organizational theory. I apply both quantitative and qualitative methods in my research. I have studied the office type itself affect employees' health status and stress, but also job satisfaction and satisfaction with the physical environment. We are currently investigating the office environment longitudinal impact on office workers' welfare in various respects. In addition to this, I am also interested in the experience of architectural quality in the office environment and what role different dimensions of architecture play for employees satisfaction with the workplace, as well as their views on the workplace and the organization itself.
I also work as a lecturer and teacher at the School of Architecture (KTH), including in the course "Architecture of quality issues" and "Evaluating architecture - theory & practice." I have been responsible for the course "Experiencing Architecture. A Phenomenological and neuro-scientific perspective "at the School of Architecture, and for the reading course" Architectural and Environmental psychological perspectives on the experience of the physical environment "at the Department of Psychology, Stockholm University.
As a practicing architect specializing in office I apply office research in my own work with the aim to create office environments that supports both the individual and the organization. Therefore are employees and company / organization actively involved in the design process that includes both workshops and seminars.
DissertationTHE OFFICE – An Explorative Study. Architectural Design’s Impact on Health, Job Satisfaction and Well-being, 2010
MembershipSwedish Architects Association, Member of IFMA
Bodin Danielsson, C., & Bodin, L. (2010). Office Design’s Influence on Employees’ Stress Levels . The proceeding (peer reviewed) of ARCC/EAAE 2010 International Conference on Architectural Research, June 2010, Washington DC, USA
Bodin Danielsson, C., & Bodin, L. (2009). Difference in satisfaction with office environment among employees in different office-types. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.26 (3), p.241-257
Bodin Danielsson, C., & Bodin, L. (2008). Office Type in Relation to Health, Well-being, and Job Satisfaction Among Employees”, Environment & Behavior, 40 (5), 2008
Bodin Danielsson, C. (2007). Office Experiences. In H. Schifferstein & P. Hekkert (Eds.), Product Experience. San Diego, CA: Elsevier Scientific Publications, Netherlands
Danielsson, C. (2005): Applying Lynch’s Theory on Office Environments. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, Nr 4:69-79