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Effect of built environment on  health examined in $2.6M study

Built environment’s effect on health is subject of research

posted October 8, 2015
Can moving to an activity-friendly neighborhood enhance the health of previously sedentary residents? That’s one of many questions at the intersection of public health and the built environment to be considered by researchers in a $2.7 million active living study.
Lecturers to discuss health and health facility design in Africa

Lecturers to discuss health, health facility design in Africa

posted September 1, 2015
Designers, healthcare administrators and thought leaders from Africa, France, Belgium, and the United States will discuss health facility design and environmental health issues in Africa during the Fall 2015 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Former student’s research shows path to improved patient care

Former student’s project shows path to better healthcare

posted August 21, 2015
Nurses with access to private break areas could experience significant stress reduction and raised job satisfaction, potentially leading to improved care for the patients they serve, said Adeleh Nejati '15, a former Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, in her Ph.D. dissertation.
Ph.D. student’s healing garden research earns national award

Ph.D. student earns award for healing garden research

posted March 26, 2015
Naomi Sachs, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M who is developing methods to design and assess healing gardens in healthcare settings, was honored for her work with a New Investigator Research Award from a national healthcare design group.
Prof, former student listed with top ten in Healthcare Design

Prof, former student listed with top 10 in Healthcare Design

posted March 10, 2015
A Texas A&M College of Architecture professor and former student were honored by Healthcare Design magazine editors in their annual list of iindividuals and organizations who made the most significant mark in healthcare design in the past year.
Healthcare complex design nets top honor for graduate students

Healthcare complex design nets 1st place for graduate students

posted February 27, 2015
Texas A&M graduate students’ vision for the future of outpatient healthcare delivery earned first place in a Feb. 19 American Institute of Architecture design contest in Houston.
CHSD participates in AIA Design & Health Research Consortium

CHSD selected for prestigious AIA research consortium

posted January 29, 2015
Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems & Design has been selected as a charter member of the American Institute of Architects’ Design & Health Research Consortium, a group formed to spur university-led research investigating how design affects public health.
Lecture series explores health environments, facility design in Latin America and the Caribbean

Speakers to discuss health facility design in Latin America

posted January 15, 2015
Leading designers and healthcare administrators from North and South America will discuss Latin American and Caribbean healthcare facility design in the Spring 2015 Architecture for Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M.
Design, LAND students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

Students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

posted December 3, 2014
Design concepts created by Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students for a new outpatient and sports medicine facility in the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will be unveiled Dec. 3 and 5 in College Station and Dec. 8 in Dallas.
Prof-designed hospital voted 8th most beautiful in United States

Hospital designed by prof voted 8th most beautiful in U.S.

posted October 28, 2014
The patient-centered design of a Texarkana, Texas hospital earned the 20-year-old facility 8th place in a ranking of the most beautiful hospitals in the United States. The hospital's design team was led by Kirk Hamilton, who's now a Texas A&M architecture professor.
Students’ portable Ebola clinic designs draw worldwide attention

Ebola clinic designs draw attention from global media outlets

posted September 22, 2014
Design concepts for portable, rapidly deployable Ebola virus treatment clinics created by Texas A&M Master of Architecture students received worldwide media attention after they were unveiled Sept. 24, 2014 in the Langford Architecture Center.
Experts to discuss how technology impacts healthcare unit design

Experts to discuss tech’s impact on health care design

posted August 19, 2014
Leaders in design, engineering and information technology will talk about modern, state-of-the-art specialty healthcare units as part of the Center for Health Systems & Design's Fall 2014 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M.
Global healthcare design group honors Mann’s teaching career

Global healthcare group honors prof’s teaching career

posted July 14, 2014
In the nearly half-century since joining the Texas A&M faculty, George J. Mann has led more than 700 healthcare facility design projects. Many of his former students are now helping shape the direction of the field.
Design prof’s new book to aid development of childrens’ ICUs

Design prof’s new book to help plan new children’s ICUs

posted May 15, 2014
A new book aiding clinicians tasked with planning new pediatric and neonatal intensive care environments, authored by Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, director of Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems and Design, is receiving favorable reviews.
College staffers net awards for  outstanding job performance

College staffers net awards for top-notch job performance

posted April 25, 2014
In recognition of their outstanding service, three College of Architecture staff members, Bree Wright, Judy Pruitt and Rowena Philbeck, were recently selected by a committee of their peers to receive Star Performance Awards.