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allisonDavid Allison, FAIA, FACHA

Position
Alumni Distinguished Professor
Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health
School of Architecture, Clemson University

Contact
Office: 2-144 Lee Hall
Email: adavid@clemson.edu

Bio                                                                                                                               
David Allison FAIA, FACHA is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and Director of Clemson’s Graduate Program in Architecture + Health. He also holds an appointment as a Faculty Scholar in the Clemson University School of Health Research. His teaching, research and scholarship involves the study of relationships between health, healthcare and the built environment. His scholarly focus is centered on healthy community planning and design, design prototyping and research related to the design of healthcare environments. Professor Allison is a registered architect in California, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and is NCARB certified. David is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, as well as a Fellow and founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects. He currently serves as a trustee for the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation and is also an active member 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” and identified again in 2009, 2010 and 2012 by Healthcare Design Magazine as one of the most influential people in healthcare design. Design Intelligence Magazine named him one of the nation's 30 Most Admired Design Educators in 2013-14.

 

Dina Battisto, Ph.D

Dina Battisto

B.Arch, University of Tennessee - Knoxville; MArch, Clemson University; Ph.D, University of Michigan

Position
Associate Professor in Architecture + Health
School of Architecture, Clemson University

Contact
Office: 2-165 Lee Hall
Email: dbattis@clemson.edu

 

Bio
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.

 

Anjali Joseph, Ph.D, EDAC

B.Arch, School of Planning and Architecture, India; M.Arch, Kansas State University; Ph.D Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology


Position
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Endowed Chair in Architecture+Health Design,

Director, Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing,
Assoc. Professor, School of Architecture,
Assoc. Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences,
Clemson University


Contact
Office: 2-141 Lee Hall
Email: anjalij@clemson.edu

Bio
Anjali Joseph, Ph.D., EDAC is the Spartanburg Regional Health System Endowed Chair in Architecture + Health Design and Director of the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing at Clemson University. Dr. Anjali Joseph is focused on using simulation and prototyping methods to research and test effectiveness of promising design solutions that may impact patient safety in high stress healthcare environments. She has focused her research on multidisciplinary approaches to improving patient safety in healthcare through the development of tools and built environment solutions. She is also interested in understanding the role of the built environment in improving population health outcomes. She is currently leading a multidisciplinary AHRQ funded project to develop a learning lab focused on improving patient safety in the operating room. She led the research activities at The Center for Health Design before joining Clemson. Here, she served as principal investigator on several grants from different organizations such as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Green Building Council and the Kresge Foundation. Anjali’s work has been published in many academic journals and magazines. She frequently peer reviews articles for journals. She currently serves on an independent review panel on military medical construction standards for the Defense Health Agency. Anjali obtained her Ph.D. with a focus on Architecture, Culture and Behavior from the Georgia Institute of Technology, master's degree in Architecture from Kansas State University and bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India.

 

Byron EdwardsByron Edwards

B.S. Pre-Architecture and M.Arch, Clemson University

Position
Professor of Practice in Architecture + Health
School of Architecture, Clemson University

Contact
Office: 2-143 Lee
Email: byrone@clemson.edu

Bio
Byron Edwards, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP is a Professor of Practice in Clemson University’s School of Architecture’s Architecture + Health Graduate Studio. He 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 Research-Based 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, some of those were for projects in Charleston, SC and MUSC. He has practiced Research-Based Design (or Evidence-Based Design) throughout his career and recently was awarded an NCARB Grant as a co-investigator for “Defining Best Practices in Ambulatory Care Design for the Medically Underserved Populations: an Integrated and Collaborative Knowledge Research Informed Learning-Practice Model”.