"ADVANCES IN POST-OCCUPANCY EVALUATION: KNOWLEDGE, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS - The purpose of this symposium is to describe recent developments in the field of post-occupancy evaluation. The five papers which follow, range from uses and boundaries of POEs and a performance-based conceptual framework for systematic POEs to advances in POE methods as well as applications. First, recent developments are noted and the developments that may represent advances for the field are identified. These include an apparent increase in the volume and acceptance of POEs, and shifts in the sponsorship and in the types of POE programs that are run by certain sponsors. Possible advances include the integration of behavioral and technical assessments, moving toward the application of "total building performance", and the development of greater sophistication in dealing with organizational issues and the clearer discrimination of multiple levels of POE."