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 health facility planning and design. The research interests of faculty fellows range from the effects of stress on patients' health and well being, to the design of healing environments for neonatal patients, children, the elderly, people who live in the Texas colonias and AIDS patients. The primary activities of the Center include: a professional associates program, curriculum development, health lecture series and support of health-related research and design projects.
The Center for Health Systems & Design is housed in the College of Architecture and is headed by Director A. Ray Pentecost III, DrPh, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP; the Center's Associate Director is Zhipeng Lu, PhD.