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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.
Health care architecture students unveil Nigerian hospital designs

Students to unveil design concepts for Nigerian hospitals

posted April 24, 2014
Texas A&M environmental design students developed design concepts for two hospitals proposed as part of a medical complex to be located in Nigeria. Their designs were presented to Nigerian dignitaries at an April 28 event at the Jon L. Hagler Center.
Nigerians receive plan created by LAND students for medical city

Nigerians receive LAND students’ plan for medical city

posted January 29, 2014
In an effort to raise Nigeria's health care standards, a Nigerian company is preparing to build a world-class medical service and research city based on a master plan created by graduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M.
Architecture-for-health lectures eye leadership role in healthcare

CHSD's healthcare architecture lectures focus on leadership

posted January 16, 2014
A distinguished group of healthcare administrators and facility designers will discuss how leadership can elevate the level of care provided by the United States’ healthcare system at the Spring 2014 Architecture for Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M.
Italians embrace Rodiek’s survey for evaluating outdoor spaces

Italians using Rodiek’s 2007 outdoor survey

posted December 4, 2013
Graduate students in Italy, using a survey developed at Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems & Design, found that many outdoor spaces in Milan nursing homes could benefit from improvements that increase residents' outdoor access.
Architecture-for-health lectures eyed integrated project delivery

Fall lecture series eyed integrated project delivery

posted August 23, 2013
The Fall 2013 Architecture-for-Health Lecture Series featured 13 presentations by luminaries from the design and construction industries focused on integrated project delivery — a collaborative design and construction process.
Healthier, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods are goal of TAMU professors' walkability research

Research eyes neighborhood walkability

posted August 16, 2013
Two Texas A&M College of Architecture professors who are researching how urban design can encourage, rather than impede, physical activity and help combat sedentary lifestyles.