Effect of built environment on  health examined in $2.6M study

Built environment’s effect on health is subject of research

posted October 8, 2015
Can moving to an activity-friendly neighborhood enhance the health of previously sedentary residents? That’s one of many questions at the intersection of public health and the built environment to be considered by researchers in a $2.7 million active living study.
Lecturers to discuss health and health facility design in Africa

Lecturers to discuss health, health facility design in Africa

posted September 1, 2015
Designers, healthcare administrators and thought leaders from Africa, France, Belgium, and the United States will discuss health facility design and environmental health issues in Africa during the Fall 2015 Architecture-For-Health Lecture Series.
Former student’s research shows path to improved patient care

Former student’s project shows path to better healthcare

posted August 21, 2015
Nurses with access to private break areas could experience significant stress reduction and raised job satisfaction, potentially leading to improved care for the patients they serve, said Adeleh Nejati '15, a former Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M, in her Ph.D. dissertation.
Ph.D. student’s healing garden research earns national award

Ph.D. student earns award for healing garden research

posted March 26, 2015
Naomi Sachs, a Ph.D. architecture student at Texas A&M who is developing methods to design and assess healing gardens in healthcare settings, was honored for her work with a New Investigator Research Award from a national healthcare design group.
Healthcare complex design nets top honor for graduate students

Healthcare complex design nets 1st place for graduate students

posted February 27, 2015
Texas A&M graduate students’ vision for the future of outpatient healthcare delivery earned first place in a Feb. 19 American Institute of Architecture design contest in Houston.
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.

About CHSD

Texas A&M University's Center for Health Systems & Design is home to the world's largest collection of interdisciplinary faculty, students, and affiliated professionals committed to research and education about environments for healthcare.

The Center for Health Systems & Design is a creation of the Colleges of Architecture and Medicine at Texas A&M University intended to promote research, innovation and communication in an interdisciplinary program that focuses on evidence-based health facility planning and design. Please browse our Web site for more information.