Acknowledgements: Spring 2019 Architecture-For-Health lectures

Ron Skaggs

Joe Sprague

Craig Beale

Judy Pruitt

The spring 2019 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series at Texas A&M University, "Health Systems and Health Networks: The New Clients,” features experts in health care administration, technology, architectural design and construction who will jointly present case studies of collaborative health systems and health network projects.

The lecture series is made possible by the generous support of Collegeof Architecture Outstanding Alumni Ronald L. Skaggs, chairman emeritus, HKS Inc., and Joseph G. Sprague, principal, senior vice president and healthcare director, HKS Inc. through the Skaggs – Sprague Endowed Chair of Health Facilities Design.

Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, LEED AP, is an adjunct professorof architecture and donor of the Ronald L. and Sondra Skaggs Endowed Professor in Health Facilities Design,  the Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design, and numerous other scholarships and awards both in the College of Architecture, Corps of Cadets,and Texas A&M University. He is also a distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M University.

Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, is a principal and senior vice president, HKS Inc.; past president, Facility Guidelines InstituteAmerican College of Healthcare Architects, and the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, and is also a donor to the Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design.

Craig Beale, FAIA, FACHA, FACHE, LEED AP, is a principal at Knox Advisors and donor of the Craig & Julie Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design and SHEA, the Student Health Environments Association. He is also an outstanding alumnus of the College of Architecture.

Judy Pruitt, administrative coordinator, Texas A&M Center for Health Systems & Design.

This spring’s lecture series is presented by a collaboration of numerous organizations and people including the following:

  • College of Architecture;
  • Department of Architecture;
  • Center for Health Systems & Design ( CHSD ) 
  • Center for Health Outcomes Transformation (CHOT) 
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health; 
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering, and the
  • American Hospital Association.


The lecture series is coordinated by George J. Mann, AIA, holder of the Ronald L. Skaggs Endowed Professorship of Health Facilities Design, Bita A. Kash, Ph.D., director of the Center for Health Organization Transformation ( CHOT ) and associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, and Zhipeng Lu, Ph.D.,associate director of the Center for Health Systems and Design, with the assistance of Judy Pruitt, administrative coordinator, CHSD.


• Texas A&M University

• Texas A&M College of Architecture

• Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health

• Texas A&M Department of Architecture

• CHSD   —   Center for Health Systems & Design

• CHOT   —   Center for Health Organization Transformation

• SHEA    —   Student Health Environments Association

• GUPHA  -    Global University Programs in Health Care     Architecture

• HIAC        -    Health Industry Advisory Council

• UIA/PHG  -    International Union of Architects Public  Health Group


The Center for Health Systems & Design ( CHSD ) 

HIAC - Health Industry Advisory Council:


Ballinger, Philadelphia, Pa.

BatesForum, Clayton, Mo.

CallisonRTKL, Baltimore, Md.  

ESa -Earl Swensson & Associates, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee

EYP Health, Houston, Texas`

FKP | Cannon, Houston, Texas 

HDR - Architecture, Dallas, Texas

HKS, Inc., Dallas, Texas

HOK, Houston, Texas 

Jacobs, Dallas, Texas

MarmonMok Architecture, San Antonio

Modular Services Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Page, Dallas, Texas 

Perkins & Will, Chicago  

Shepley Bulfinch, Phoenix

The Innova Group, Austin, Texas 

ZGF, Portland, Oregon 

Stantec, Vancouver, Canada 

Yonglin Healthcare Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan 

Ao Hua Medical Industry, Hong Kong 

Shenzhen General Institute of Architecture & Design Research, China 


Richard Nira

posted January 24, 2019