Acknowledgments: Fall 2015 Architecture-for-Health lectures

Ron Skaggs

Joe Sprague

Crage Beale

Judy Pruitt

The Spring 2015 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M University, "“Africa: Toward Improved Health & Health Facility Design,” features weekly presentations by designers, healthcare administrators and thought leaders from Africa, France, Belgium, and the United States.

Donors, Patrons & Sponsors

The lecture series is made possible by the generous support of College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Ronald L. Skaggs, chairman emeritus, and Joseph G. Sprague, principal and senior vice president, and Craig Beale, executive vice president and global healthcare director, all of HKS Inc.

Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, LEED® AP, is an adjunct professor of architecture at the Texas A&M College of Architecture and donor of the Ronald L. and Sondra Skaggs Endowed Professor in Health Facilities Design and The Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design. He is also a distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M.

Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, is a principal and senior vice president, HKS Inc; president, Facility Guidelines Institute; past president of the ACHA-American College of Healthcare Architects and donor of the Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design.

Craig Beale FAIA, FACHA, FACHE, LEED AP, executive vice president and global healthcare director at HKS, is the donor of the Craig & Julie Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design and of funds to the Student Health Environments Association.

The lecture series is coordinated by George J. Mann, AIA, the Ronald L. Skaggs Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design, and presented by a collaboration of the

Zhipeng Lu, a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M, and Judy Pruitt, administrative assistant with the Center for Health Systems & Design, assist Mann with the coordination of the lecture series.

CHSD Faculty Fellows Prof. Kirk Hamilton (interim director), Dr. Elton Abbott, Dr. Sherry Bame, Dr. Liliana Beltran, Dr. Geoffrey Booth, Dr. Ruzica Bozovic-Stamenovic, Dr. John Bryant, Dr. Paul K. Carlton, Dr. Minyoung Seo Cerruti, Dr. Charles Culp, Dr. Michael Duffy, Dr. Thomas K. Ferris, Dr. Debra Harris, Dr. Chang-Shan Huang, Dr. Sarel Lavy, Dr. Chanam Lee, Dr. Zhipeng Lu, Prof. George J. Mann, Dr. Ranjita Misra, Dr. Marcia Ory, Dr. Susan Rodiek, Dr. Zofia Rybkowski, Dr. Lou Tassinary, Dr. James Varni, Dr. Judith Warren, Prof. Ward Wells,  Dr. Xuemei Zhu, Professor Rodney Hill, Dr. Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Dr. Jun Hyun Kim, Dr. Macharia Waruingi, Brett Trusco, Professor Bruce Dvorak, U. Smart Ekanem, Emmanuel Umoh, Dr. Eric Bardenhagen, Dr. Forster Ndubisi, Dr. Galen Newman, Dr. James Burdine, Jean Njoroge, Dr. Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Dr. Jon Rodiek, Dr. Mark Avnet, Dr. Ming-Han Li, Warren Kerr and Tammy Thompson.


• Texas A&M University

• Texas A&M University College of Architecture

• Department of Architecture

• CHSD — Center for Health Systems & Design

• SHEA  —  Student Health Environments Association

• GUPHA — Global University Programs in Health Care Architecture

• HIAC  —  Health Industry Advisory Council

• UIA / PHG  — International Union of Architects Public Health Group


Center for Health Systems & Design

Health Industry Advisory Council:

• Earl Swensson Associates Inc.

• FKP 

• HDR Architecture

• HKS Architects

• Page

• RTKL Associates, Inc.

• WHR Architects






posted September 2, 2015