Make your plans now to attend the 15th Health Industry Advisory Council Annual Meeting on Friday, November 11, 2016. The members dinner will be held on Thursday evening, November 10 at 6pm at Madden’s Casual Gourmet in downtown Bryan. We are looking forward to seeing everyone!


The Health Industry Advisory Council (HIAC) was founded in 2002 to support the activities of the Center for Health Systems & Design and students in the College of Architecture with an interest in health design and research. The initial goals of HIAC were:

  • To create exciting and effective university-industry partnerships that contributes significantly to the creation of better healthcare environments.
  • To tap the expertise of HIAC leaders to help create the world's best university-based education program in healthcare design.
  • To engage with HIAC firms and corporations to generate high impact research to demonstrate that good healthcare design improves medical / economic outcomes.
  • To undertake research projects that advance the state of sound knowledge for evidence-based design and empower the transformation of healthcare architecture.
  • To initiate funded healthcare design studio projects comprised of collaborations among HIAC professional firms and corporations and Texas A&M University faculty and students.
  • To enhance funding, resources and capabilities for the healthcare design and research program at Texas A&M University.

Benefits to HIAC Member Firms
Participation in HIAC is by invitation and requires a $5,000 professional membership fee. We have recently added an opportunity for corporate partnership that requires a $10,000 membership fee. Partnership fees are due yearly and their benefits are listed below. We anticipate that all members will share the desire for student and faculty contact. Other benefits, such as potential involvement with tailored healthcare research, will also be available. Like our initial goals, the benefits to member firms will evolve as we mutually discover the full potential of the HIAC organization. Initial benefits include:

Student Contact: At each HIAC meeting you will meet with students enrolled in the graduate certificate program in Healthcare Design.

Faculty Contact: Each HIAC meeting will include special presentations by healthcare faculty about new research and findings.

Research Access: Exclusive access to research expertise and services (e.g.; literature reviews) on specific issues of interest to your firm.

Visiting Lectures: Invitations to give visiting lectures in healthcare classes at A&M.

Firm Presentations: Opportunities to present your firm's work to students and faculty.

Firm Participation: The name of your firm will be displayed on CHSD publications

Information: Entry to an exclusive, limited-access website with resumes of current health design students, faculty expertise resumes, current healthcare issues, and upcoming events.

Research-related news: Contributing Members can have their research-related news and information included in the CHSD newsletter.

The current Health Industry Advisory Council members have enabled the Center to be a stable and innovative organization that has assumed a significant international role in the promotion of original and appropriate heath care environments. Some of its previous accomplishments are: supported travel of multiple students and faculty to participate in health conferences, covered expenses associated with the guest lecturer program, provided support for a student research assistantship, and funded the CHSD newsletter.

Professional Membership
Professional Membership is available to architectural design firms and contractors for $5,000.
Corporate Partnership
Corporate Membership is available to manufactoring and vending companies for $10,000.
Firm Profiles
Students are always seeking information about architecture firms and their design work. You can provide a short profile of your firm here. Submit information to Judy Pruitt (jpruitt@archmail.tamu.edu) to have your firm's information posted.