Elke Miedema

Post doc at Architectural theory and methods

Elke Miedema is a Postdoc researcher at Architectural Methods & Theory. She holds a MSc degree in Architecture for TU Delft (2012) and a PhD in Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology (2020). Her research interest focus on health (promotion) and the built environment, mainly building design and empowering individuals and communities to take control over factors that influence their health. Her goal is to develop knowledge on the role of building design for healthier, more equitable communities. The majority of her work focuses on healthcare settings, such as the hospital or healthcare clinic, but has also included urban redevelopment and (home)workplaces. She is currently active in Furbish Sustainable Hospitals (FSH) research group and focuses on (re)design of healthcare buildings with attention for both health-related outcomes for building users as well as environmental sustainability.

Elke has, besides research, also been involved in education, both as a tutor, critic, course development and planning, as well as initiating and organizing seminars and workshops surrounding design teaching.

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London's King's Cross redevelopment: a compact, resource efficient and 'liveable' global city model for an era of climate emergency?

Marco Adelfio, Iqbal Hamiduddin, Elke Miedema
Urban Research and Practice. Vol. 14 (2), p. 180-200
Journal article

Scoping review of health in office design approaches

Melina Forooraghi, Elke Miedema, Nina Ryd et al
Journal of Corporate Real Estate. Vol. 22 (2), p. 155-180
Review article

Active Care - Building Design for Habilitation Centers

Oana Dumitrache, Elke Miedema, C. C. Dobre
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 588
Paper in proceeding

Conceptualizing health promotion in relation to outpatient healthcare building design: a Scoping review

Elke Miedema, Göran Lindahl, Marie Elf
HERD. Vol. 12 (1), p. 69-86
Review article

Exploring diffrent design spaces - VR as a tool during building design

Mattias Roupé, Mikael Johansson, Elke Miedema et al
Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR2019) - Enabling digital technologies to sustain construction growth and efficiency. Vol. 19, p. 94-102
Paper in proceeding

Health promotion and the built environment - views from Swedish healthcare organisations

Elke Miedema, Göran Lindahl, Marie Elf
Paper in proceeding

On Being a PhD student at Chalmers

Elke Miedema

Health promotive ambitions related to building design – the case of Angered Nearby Hospital

Elke Miedema, Göran Lindahl, Lena Marie Elf
ARCH 17 - 3rd international conference on architecture, research, care and health. Vol. 1 edition, p. 331-344
Paper in proceeding

Engaging stakeholders in Complex Design by using of Symbiosis in Development method.

Elke Miedema
Design 4 Health Conference, July 13-16, 2015 Sheffield UK.
Conference poster

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Furbish Sustainable Hospitals (FSH)

Ulrike Rahe Research - Architectural Theory and Method
Holger Wallbaum Building Technology
Quan Jin Building Technology
Elke Miedema Architectural theory and methods
Swedish Industrial Design Foundation (SVID)
Furbish AB
Swedish Energy Agency


Integrative Ways of Residing: Health and Quality of Residence Architectural Inventions for Dwelling, Ageing and Healthcaring AIDAH

Sten Gromark Building Design
Hanna Morichetto Building Design
Roger Ulrich Building Design
Marie Strid Building Design
Elizabeth Marcheschi Building Design
Ola Nylander Building Design
Saga Karlsson Building Design
Charlotta Thodelius Building Design
Elke Miedema Building Design
Maria Berezecka Mårtensson Building Design
Peter Fröst Building Design
Inga Malmqvist Building Design
Anna Braide Building Design
Cecilia Pettersson Building Design
Göran Lindahl Construction Management

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