Here is a compilation of some reading materials that our members have authored or recommend. 

Abdou, O. A. (1997). Effects of luminous environment on worker productivity in building spaces. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 3(3), 124–132.

Fich, L. B., Jönsson, P., Kirkegaard, P. H., Wallergaard, M., Garde, A. H., & Hansen, A. (2014). Can architectural design alter the physiological reaction to psychosocial stress? A virtual TSST experiment. Physiology & Behavior, 135, 91–97.

Lee, E. H., Christopoulos, G. I., Lu, M., Heo, M. Q., & Soh, C.-K. (2016). Social aspects of working in underground spaces. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 55, 135–145.

Sommer, R. (1974). Tight spaces: Hard architecture and how to humanize it. Prentice-Hall Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Retrieved from

Wools, R., & Canter, D. (1970). The effect of the meaning of buildings on behaviour. Applied Ergonomics, 1(3), 144–150.

Roberts, A.C., et al. Psycho-biological factors associated with underground spaces: What can the new era of cognitive neuroscience offer to their study?. Tunnel. Underg. Space Technol. (2016)