Published reports & Guides
Books and chapters
Marmot, A., 2014 ‘Managing the campus: Facility management and design, the student experience and university effectiveness’, chapter in Temple, P (ed) (2014) in The Physical University, Routledge
Marmot, A., & Eley, J., 2000, Office Space Planning: designing for tomorrow's workplace, McGraw-Hill USA
Oseland, N. & Bartlett, P. 1999, Improving Office Productivity: a Guide for Facilities and Business Managers
Eley, J., & Marmot, A,. 1995, Understanding Offices: What every manager needs to know about office buildings, Penguin, London
Marmot, A., Eley, J., & Bradley, S., 2005, ‘Programming / Briefing – Programme Review’, a chapter in Preiser, W., Vischer, J.C., Assessing Building Performance, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
Reports and guides
Planning and managing space - BIFM, Eley, J., 2014, Good Practice Guide: Space Planning and Management
Lessons from Clients - Client Conversations, which AMA wrote on behalf of the RIBA, is based on a number of interviews between clients from across the public and private sector and AMA to understand how buildings can best meet their needs, and to identify lessons that can be learned from their personal experience in commissioning buildings. Some of the clients interviewed are: Argent, Manchester City Council, University of Lancaster and Manhattan Loft. It covers the commissioning of housing, office buildings, schools and libraries. To download the publication, click here.
Public procurement through OJEU - Between April and May 2012, AMA Alexi Marmot Associates and Building Design Magazine (BD) carried out a survey of BD readers to understand the industry's experience with public procurement through OJEU. The results provide a fascinating and critical snapshot of the industry's experience and attitudes. To read a summary of the report, click here.
Education outcomes and building investment - AMA's report to the Scottish Funding Council Matching post-16 investment to education outcomes was published in March 2012. This report summarises key findings within the body of research linking buildings and estates to educational outcomes, drawn from studies covering schools, colleges and universities. The report also recommends a set of key questions that Colleges and Universities should ask when developing their estate investment and maintenance plans.
Interaction in workplace design - AMA's Guide to Successful Interaction has been written to highlight the key importance of interaction spaces in workplace design, and draws on the research findings to emerge from WorkWare CONNECT, a tool launched by AMA in 2009.
Educational vision and school design - AMA has recently published AMA-ZED: School design from A-Z. This tool has been designed to help generate ideas about school aspirations and the way in which school buildings and grounds can help to deliver an educational vision.
Occupant behaviour and space use - Over the last eighteen years AMA has collected data from over 60,000 people and 250 buildings including public and corporate offices and learning environments. The newsletter, WorkWare Nexus, was launched to disseminate AMA’s latest findings on occupant behaviour, space use and building requirements.
Sure Start children centres post occupancy evaluations - Joanna Eley completed post occupancy evaluations of one hundred recently completed SureStart nurseries on behalf of CABE and the Department for Children, Schools and Families. CABE, 2008, Sure Start Children’s Centres: A Post-Occupancy Evaluation entire document or summary document
Fire and rescue guidance - Joanna has also written guidance on achieving design quality in fire and rescue service buildings for the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Sustainable places - CABE, 2009, Future health: Sustainable Places for Health and Well-being
Office post occupancy evaluations - BCO, Oseland, N., 2007, BCO Guide to Post-Occupancy Evaluation
21st century learning design - JISC, 2006, Designing Spaces for Effective Learning
Police building design - Home Office, 2005, Design Quality for Police Buildings
Learning impact on estates - Scottish Funding Council, 2006, Spaces for Learning: a review of learning spaces in further and higher education
Space efficiency - Space Management Group, HEFCE and others, 2006, Promoting Space Efficiency in Building Design
Successful masterplans - CABE, 2004, Creating Successful Masterplans: a guide for clients
Government workplace- Office of Government Commerce, 2004, Working without walls: an insight into the transforming government workplace
Successful building design - CABE, 2003, Creating Excellent Buildings: a guide for clients
Sport design - CABE & Sport England,2003, Better Places for Sport