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Profs improve space requirement calculating for health facilities

Profs develop new way to calculate health facility spaces

posted March 2, 2018
Faculty and graduate student researchers in the Texas A&M College of Architecture have developed a new method to calculate proposed health care facility space requirements that overcome significant limitations of previously established procedures.
Experts to discuss relationship between built environment, healthcare in spring lectures

Experts to discuss built environment, healthcare in spring

posted January 25, 2018
Leading healthcare designers and administrators will explore the built environment’s effect on health and hospital facility design in the spring 2018 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Students show designs for Dallas breast cancer center

Students display design concepts for breast cancer center

posted November 30, 2017
Design concepts for a new, modern breast treatment center at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital were presented Dec. 4 by graduate and undergraduate Texas A&M environmental design students in the fourth-floor review space at the Langford Architecture Center.
New chair honors Mann, studio leader for more than 50 years

New chair honors Mann, a design prof for over 50 years

posted October 26, 2017
Two former students pledged gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation to create a faculty chair honoring George J. Mann, professor of architecture, who has led healthcare design studios at the university for 51 years.
Experts to discuss tech’s impact on U.S. healthcare delivery, costs

Experts to discuss tech’s impact on healthcare system

posted August 31, 2017
Leading U.S. healthcare experts will discuss how technology can improve healthcare delivery and contain costs in a nation with shifting healthcare demographics and economics in the Fall 2017 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Students’ medical campus designs foster prevention, health outreach

Students design prevention-focused medical campus

posted April 26, 2017
Fourth year environmental design students unveiled design concepts for a new Frisco, Texas medical campus uniquely designed to advance preventative health at Texas A&M on April 28.
Designers to discuss healthcare challenges presented by state’s changing demographic profile

Lectures to eye changing health demographics

posted February 14, 2017
Leading designers and facility planners will address healthcare issues and opportunities associated with Texas’ growing population and changing demographics in the spring 2017 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Grad students develop designs for new Texas A&M health center

Grad architecture students design new campus health center

posted December 7, 2016
Graduate Texas A&M architecture students created a variety of design concepts for a new College Station campus health center to serve an enrollment projected by the state to reach 70,000 students by 2025.
Grad student studying effects of  physician, nurse interactions on level of emergency room care

Study eyes effect of ER doctor-nurse interface on patients

posted November 16, 2016
Arsalan Gharaveis, a Texas A&M architecture Ph.D. student, is investigating the impact of physician-nurse interactions on emergency room patient care with help from a $7,500 Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Legacy Fellowship.
Ph.D. Arch student developing first set of tools to evaluate healing gardens at hospitals

Student creates tools to assess hospital healing gardens

posted September 20, 2016
Naomi Sachs, a Texas A&M Ph.D. architecture student, is developing the first set of standardized, tested set of tools to evaluate hospital healing gardens’ effects on patients’ health.
Lecturers to discuss design impact of healthcare approach that seeks improvements for all populations

Lecturers to discuss design impact of new healthcare concept

posted September 7, 2016
Healthcare facility architects and administrators will address the design implications of population health, an approach aimed at improving healthcare outcomes for all population groups, during the Fall 2016 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Healthcare design expert named to head college research center

Healthcare design expert tapped to lead research center

posted September 1, 2016
Ray Pentecost, one of the nation’s foremost advocates and practitioners of healthcare facility evidence-based design, has been named director of the Texas A&M Center for Health Systems and Design by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the university’s College of Architecture.
Health design center presents prof with 2016 ‘changemaker’ honor

Prof’s professional, academic efforts earn design group honor

posted August 25, 2016
For his many achievements as a healthcare facility designer and educator, Kirk Hamilton, professor of architecture, earned the Changemaker award from the Center for Health Design, a group of designers and healthcare professionals.
Environmental design students create new ideas for senior living

Design students create new ideas for senior living

posted July 21, 2016
In a spring 2016 studio, Texas A&M environmental design students imagined a new generation of residential facilities for senior citizens in designs that feature walkability and emphasize community and connections with nature.
Students presented concepts of Kenyan healthcare facilities

Students presented concepts of Kenyan healthcare facilities

posted April 25, 2016
Students presented design concepts for next-generation, Kenyan healthcare facilities April 26, 2016 at a conference aimed at improving healthcare for Africans by creating business relationships and partnerships between people in the U.S. and Africa.