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Inaugural excellence celebration honors arch. dept. achievements

Architecture Dept. celebrates student faculty excellence

posted June 5, 2012
Geoffrey Kornegay’s proposal for a network of community facilities in Mexico City, his final Masters of Architecture study project at Texas A&M, won “Best of the Best” honors at the Department of Architecture’s inaugural Celebration of Excellence.
Hamilton makes magazine’s list of top U.S. healthcare design pros

Hamilton named to prestigious list by design periodical

posted May 24, 2012
Hailed as a renowned thinker, innovator and a longtime leader in the healthcare design community, Kirk Hamilton, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was named to a national design magazine’s 2012 list of the Most Influential People in Healthcare Design.
Students' design to help firm envision new children's hospital

Grad student designs children’s hospital

posted April 30, 2012
A family-centered environment, healing gardens and lots of visual exposure to natural environments are features of a preliminary design for a new children’s hospital in Richmond, Va. created as a final study project for a Dallas-based architecture firm by Suyong Jin, a Master of Architecture student at Texas A&M University.
Rodiek’s students sweep national nursing home design competition

Students dominate national healthcare design competition

posted April 30, 2012
Environmental design student teams from Texas A&M swept a national design contest, winning first-, second-, and third-place awards, as well as honorable mention with plans for renovating a skilled nursing facility in Jacksonville, Florida.
Studio showcases concepts for healthcare design, research center

Students imagine healthcare design, research center

posted April 24, 2012
Student-designed concepts imagining the future of health facility design education and research at Texas A&M University and the facilities to house those initiatives were showcased at the Langford Architecture Center in an April 25 public review.
Research finds evidence-based & 'green' design mostly compatible

Study: 'green' and evidence-based design compatible

posted April 19, 2012
Evidence-based design and eco-effective, or sustainable, design are fundamentally compatible despite some conflicts, concluded Mardelle Shepley, professor of architecture of Texas A&M, in a research paper she’s presenting this May at a conference in Beijing, China.
Duffy named president-elect of Society of Counseling Psychology

CHSD fellow to head U.S. APA division

posted April 18, 2012
The Society of Counseling Psychology’s efforts to support psychologists, students and international and professional affiliates will be augmented by president-elect Michael Duffy, a Center for Health Systems and Design Faculty Fellow and professor emeritus of counseling psychology at Texas A&M.
CHSD 'boot camp' schools pros on evidence-based design principles

CHSD hosts ‘boot camp’ for architects

posted April 18, 2012
Professional architects learned how to incorporate evidence-based design into healthcare projects at an April 12-14 “boot camp” sponsored by Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems and Design.
Master of Architecture student named WHR Tradewell fellow

M.Arch student earns Tradewell Fellowship

posted April 10, 2012
As the 2012-13 WHR Architects Tradewell Fellow, Akshay Sangolli, a graduate Texas A&M architecture student, will work on some of the firm’s upcoming projects alongside some of the nation’s leading healthcare facility design professionals.
Doctoral student eying daylight’s effects on healthcare providers

Study eying how daylight impacts healthcare workers

posted April 6, 2012
The effects of daylight on healthcare workers and the care they provide, and how that impacts operating costs at health facilities, are the focus of an award-winning investigation by Rana Zadeh, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M.
Mann elected director of global health care architecture group

Mann heads world health design group

posted April 3, 2012
As the new director of the International Union of Architects Public Health Group, George J. Mann, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, said he will advocate heightened patient care, improved health care access and availability, and quality, affordable health facilities worldwide.
Students design healing center concept in marathon charrette

Grad architecture students’ design wows conference

posted April 3, 2012
Texas A&M graduate architecture students impressed a design jury at a 2011 Nashville healthcare design conference with their concept to convert an antiquated public health facility to a holistic healing center for “everyday athletes.”
Students design health, wellness center serving under-, uninsured

Feb. 25 unveiling set for students' health facility designs

posted February 22, 2012
Architectural concepts developed by Texas A&M BED students for a health clinic catering to the under and underinsured will be unveiled to the public 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Baptist University of the Americas in San Antonio.
Lectures eye health care design solutions for under, uninsured

Lecture series eyes design solutions for under & uninsured

posted January 12, 2012
Relationships between architectural design and health care for the under and uninsured are the focus of the Center for Health Systems & Design’s Spring 2012 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series.
Study eyes how built environment can aid active living, deter obesity

Zhu co-pens paper about active living

posted January 11, 2012
Xuemei Zhu, assistant professor of architecture, co-authored a paper summarizing the research behind active living — a new, comprehensive way of tackling obesity involving the built environment — in the new edition of a journal published by the Institute for Comprehensive Community Development.