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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.
Interdisciplinary studio yields plans, designs for central Texas children’s mental health center

Students create new designs for children’s treatment center

posted December 14, 2016
A capital campaign to build a new campus for the Phoenix Center, a central Texas facility providing low- or no-cost mental health therapy to children, is now bolstered by architectural and master plan concepts created by students in a multidisciplinary studio.
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.
Textbook on mind-body research co-edited by visualization prof

Viz prof co-edits book of mind/body research reviews

posted November 16, 2016
A new edition of a book touted as an exhaustive overview of the latest research findings in psychophysiology — the scientific study of the interaction between mind and body — was co-edited by Louis Tassinary, professor of visualization at Texas A&M.
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.
LAND prof’s study correlates amount of tree shade with heat-related ambulance calls

LAND prof studies tree shade’s impact during heat waves

posted November 10, 2016
Not only do shady landscapes offer relief from the summer heat, they can also reduce heat-related medical emergencies, according to a study undertaken by Robert Brown, professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, and four colleagues.
Research symposium keynote speaker detailed how design affects office climate, culture

Symposium keynote eyed design’s effect on office culture

posted September 26, 2016
Author Rex Miller, an expert in workplace team performance, discussed design as a key element of office culture in “How Engaging Workspaces Lead to Transformation and Growth,” the keynote address of the 18th annual faculty research symposium.
Annual college symposium showcased faculty research

Annual symposium showcased faculty research projects

posted September 26, 2016
Faculty presented a wide array of projects at the college’s 18th annual research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” Oct. 24, 2016, at the Langford Architecture Center on the Texas A&M College Station campus.
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.
Viz prof to learn if creative tech projects aid seniors' well-being

Viz prof to learn if art/tech projects aid seniors’ well-being

posted July 22, 2016
Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo, Texas A&M assistant professor of visualization, is seeking to discover if art projects improve older adults' well-being in a series of seniors’ art workshops at assisted living homes and a local art gallery.
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.
Renowned scholar discussed link between place and well-being

Renowned scholar discussed link of place and well-being

posted April 12, 2016
Renowned neuroscientist Esther Sternberg, professor of medicine at the University of Arizona at Tucson, discussed whether one’s surroundings have the power to heal in “Healing Space: The Science of Place and Well-Being,” April 15, in Geren Auditorium.