"This paper argues that whereas post-occupancy evaluation (POE) is experiencing considerable success as an applied area it will not and cannot develop unique theory. However, there appear to be an emerging "worldview" that emphasizes the utility of POE as an organizational intervention ans the interrelatedness of behavioral and physical aspects of buildings in a "total building performance" framework. Nonetheless, there is some disagreement about the ability to generalize POE findings. This pattern of consensus and disagreement suggests some important future directions for POE."