Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health
School of Architecture, Clemson University
Office: 144 Lee Hall
Office Phone: 864-656-3897
Bio David Allison FAIA, ACHA is a Professor of Architecture and the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health at Clemson University, the most comprehensive professional [M.Arch] degree program in the nation with a concentration in Architecture and Health. The A+H program at Clemson is nationally recognized for the quality of its curriculum and consistent emphasis on design excellence within the discipline of healthcare architecture. It is focused on preparing architectural graduates to engage in the integrated planning and design of health care facilities, the healthful design of communities, and the healthful design of the built environment in general. The A+H program is committed to the integration of innovative design with academic scholarship and research in healthcare environments and has won numerous national awards for its work, and the work of its students, under David Allison’s direction.
Professor Allison is a registered architect in California, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and is NCARB certified. He speaks and writes on issues related to the healthful design of healthcare facilities and other architectural settings and has served on numerous national health environments design award juries. He was a founding member of the College of Healthcare Architects and the Coalition for Health Environments Research. He is also a member of the Leadership Council of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health where he served a three year term as an AIA/AAH National Advisory Board member. He was selected in 2007 as one of “Twenty Making a Difference” nationally by Healthcare Design Magazine and identified again in 2009 and 2010 by a national poll conducted by the magazine as “one of the twenty-five most influential people in healthcare design.”
B.Arch, University of Tennessee - Knoxville; MArch, Clemson University; Ph.D., University of Michigan
Office: 165 Lee
Office Phone: 864-656-3887
Dina Battisto is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and also leads the Built Environment and Health Concentration in the interdisciplinary Planning, Design and Built Environment Ph.D. Program in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. She earned a B.Arch from the University of Tennessee, a M.Arch from Clemson University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan. Her primary research areas include healthcare facility design, facility performance evaluations, sustainable design and aging in place. Since 2005, Dr. Battisto has been awarded as principal investigator over $1 million dollars of externally sponsored research. She is highly recruited for national and international conferences, actively publishes in scholarly journals and has won multiple national healthcare design awards. Dr. Battisto also serves as the Chair of the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Grants Committee. In 2008, she was peer-nominated and selected by HEALTHCARE DESIGN Magazine as one of the top twenty in the nation advancing the future of healthcare design
B.S. Pre-Architecture and M.Arch, Clemson University
Office: 2-143 Lee
Byron Edwards, AIA, ACHA, is a 1980 alumni of Clemson University’s Healthcare Planning and Design Graduate Studio, and he has over 35 years of experience in Healthcare Facilities Planning and Design. Byron’s passion for mentoring and teaching the Design Process began as a student at Clemson and has always been a driving force in his Professional career, as well as Academic engagements over the years.
Byron is one of the few certified Healthcare Architects in the State of South Carolina, and he is actively involved in a number of committees for the American Institute of Architect’s Academy of Architecture for Health (AIA/AHA), including the South Atlantic Regional Healthcare Chautauqua and the Research Initiatives Committee and the Codes Committee. He is active with the Center for Health Design (CHD) as an Affiliate Member and through his involvement with the Knowledge Repository as a reviewer and critic. He is also involved with the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), where he continues to assist the Exam Committee for which he was a committee member for over 4 years.
In keeping with his interest in both sustainability and research-based practice, Byron is a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Evidence-Based Design Professional (EDAC). He is also Owner and Principal of BE THREE LLC, an Architectural Design and Consulting Firm in Charleston, SC; where he continues to practice healthcare programming, planning, and design. His contributions to the profession of Architecture have been recognized with a number of honors and awards, including numerous AIA design awards.