The Fall 2017 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M University, "Improving Health & Health Facilities Design for the People of the United States: Merging Technology with Architecture for Health Toward the Prevention, Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease,” features experts in healthcare administration, design, and insurance, who will discuss challenges presented by changing U.S. patients' medical needs.
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, senior vice president and healthcare director, of HKS Inc. through the Skaggs –Sprague Endowed Chair of Health Facilities Design.
Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, LEED AP, is an adjunct professor 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 University.
Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, is a principal and senior vice president, HKS Inc.; past president, Facility Guidelines Institute; past president, American College of Healthcare Architects, and past president, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health and donor to the Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design.
Craig Beale FAIA, FACHA, FACHE, LEED AP, is a principal at Knox Advisors and donor of the Craig & Julie Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design and the Student Health Environments Association.
This fall’s lecture series is presented by a collaboration of the
The lecture series is coordinated by George J. Mann, AIA, holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs Endowed Professorship of Health Facilities Design, Bita Kash, director of the Center for Health Organization Transformation and associate professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health and Zhipeng Lu, associate director of the Center for Health Systems and Design, with the assistance of Judy Pruitt, CHSD.
CHSD faculty research fellows: Ray Pentecost, director; Zhipeng Lu, associate director; Kirk Hamilton, Bita A. Kash, Director of CHOT, Elton Abbott, Mark Avnet, Eric Bardenhagen, Liliana Beltran, Geoffrey Booth, John Bryant, James Burdine, Charles Culp, Nancy Dickey, Paul K. Carlton, Bruce Dvorak, Thomas K. Ferris, Rodney Hill, Daniel Howard, Chang-Shan Huang, Sarel Lavy, Chanam Lee, Ming-Han Li, Wei Li, George J. Mann, Ranjita Misra, Forster Ndubisi, Galen Newman, Michael O’Brien, Marcia Ory, Jon Rodiek, Sherry Bame, Susan Rodiek, Zofia Rybkowski, Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Daniel Sheridan, Lou Tassinary, Brett Trusko, Judith Warren, Ward Wells, and Xuemei Zhu.
Research fellows from additional institutions include Mardelle Shepley, Minyoung Seo Cerruti, Ruzica Bozovic-Stamenovic, Debra Harris, Diana Anderson, U. Smart Ekanem, Emmanuel Umoh, Jean Njoroge, Macharia Waruingi, Tammy Thompson, and Warren Kerr.
• Texas A&M College of Architecture
• Texas A&M School of Public Health
• CHSD — Center for Health Systems & Design
• CHOT — Center for Health Organization Transformation
• 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:
International HIAC Members
• Taiwan Yonglin Healthcare Foundation
Administrative and Faculty Acknowledgements
• Jorge A. Vanegas, dean, College of Architecture, professor of architecture;
• Jay E. Maddock, Ph.D., dean, School of Public Health, Texas A&M Health Science Center;
• Elton Abbott, AIA, associate dean for international programs, associate professor of practice, College of Architecture;
• Charles Culp, PE, LEED-AP, FASHRAE, associate director, Energy Systems Laboratory
• Paul K. Carlton, director of Homeland Security for the Texas A&M Health Science Center;
• D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA, EDAC, Julie & Craig Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design, Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design, College of Architecture;
• Rodney Hill, presidential professor, College of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Department of Humanities & Medicine-Health Science Center Texas A&M University;
• Sarel Lavy, associate professor of construction science, associate head, Department of Construction Science, faculty fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design;
• Chanam Lee, professor, department of landscape architecture and urban planning. faculty fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design;
• Susan Rodiek, associate professor of architecture, faculty fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design;
• Zofia K. Rybkowski, associate professor of construction science, faculty fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design;
• Xuemei Zhu, associate professor of architecture, faculty fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design.