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Ph.D. student tells design blogger about nature’s healing powers

Ph.D. student touts nature's healing power in interview

posted January 24, 2013
There’s an unmistakable link between nature and wellness for people everywhere, whether they’re at work, at home, or in a healthcare facility, said Naomi Sachs, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, in an architecture blog.
Architecture students collaborate on Chinese cancer center design

Collaboration yields Chinese cancer center designs

posted November 27, 2012
This fall, graduate Texas A&M architecture students collaborated with their counterparts at the University of Oklahoma and Southeast University in Nanjing, China to develop a campus master plan for a 27-acre, cancer center and 300-bed cancer rehabilitation hospital in Hainan Island, China.
Walkable community’s influence on physical activity investigated

Zhu heading physical activity study project

posted October 23, 2012
A research project examining the effect of pedestrian and activity-friendly communities on residents’ health led by Xuemei Zhu, assistant professor of architecture, is part of a new American Institute of Architects’ initiative to fund projects leading to design solutions addressing challenges in public health.
Scott & White selects student's garden design for new hospital

Hospital to build student's healing garden design

posted October 12, 2012
A contemplative space featuring a water fountain and aromatic flora designed by Yucheng Wang, a Master of Landscape Architecture student, was the winning proposal for a healing garden in the new Scott & White Hospital in College Station.
URS Ph.D program planning open house for prospective students

Urban science Ph.D program sets open house Oct. 21-23

posted September 26, 2012
Prospective students can learn more about Texas A&M’s Urban and Regional Science doctoral program during an Oct. 21-23 open house, to be held in conjunction with the 14th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium: Natural, Built, Virtual.
Speakers to discuss global  healthcare facility design

Arch-For-Health lecture series at Texas A&M

posted August 27, 2012
Designing healthcare facilities in today’s world of accelerating change, uncertain economies and a growing population is the subject of this fall’s Architecture-For-Health lecture series at Texas A&M.
Ph.D. student tapped to represent Jordan in global health care group

Jordanian doctoral student to serve on international group

posted August 8, 2012
Shireen Kanakri, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, will represent her native country, Jordan, as member of the International Union of Architects’ Public Health Group, an organization that promotes building design that contributes to patient healing.
Acoustics’ impact on autistic children focus of Ph.D. study

Study eyes impact of acoustics on autistic

posted July 31, 2012
The impact of acoustics on autistic students’ learning is being studied by Shireen Kanakri, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M. Planning and designing a classroom to address the auditory sensitivity of autistic students is critical, she said, but there has been little architectural research in this area.
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.