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
School of Architecture, Clemson University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Clemson University; Arch.D., University of Michigan; M.Arch. and B.S.Arch
Office: 141 Lee
Office Phone: 864-656-3902
A generation of architecture students has benefitted from Stephen Verderber's innovative approach to architectural education. His teaching experience includes over twenty years at Tulane University. The American Institute of Architects AIA Education Honor Award program has recognized him for his interdisciplinary seminar courses. His design work as well as his students' design studio work has been published and recognized internationally. In 2005, he was the sole recipient in the nation of the Distinguished Professor Medal, bestowed by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).
Professor Verderber is a scholar / researcher / practitioner whose core specialty is architecture, design therapeutics, and health. He is cofounder of R-2ARCH (Research 2 Architecture). He holds a doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan, is a registered architect, is author of over seventy scholarly articles in peer-reviewed publications, and has given keynote lectures at national and international conferences. He has received three Progressive Architecture (P/A) awards, and design and research awards from the AIA and the ACSA. A substantial record of externally funded research support has come from private foundations and public sector agencies. He is author of "Healthcare Architecture in an Era of Radical Transformation" (2000), "Compassion in Architecture" (2005), "Innovations in Hospice Architecture" (2005), and "Delirious New Orleans" (2008). Dr. Verderber is a Professor in the School of Architecture, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Clemson University, and remains actively engaged in pro bono community service work in post-Katrina New Orleans.