Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health
Office: Lee 2-144
M.Arch., Clemson University; B.S., Clemson University
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 American 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 by a national poll conducted by the magazine as one of the twenty-five most influential people in healthcare design.
In Fall 2011, the School of Architecture faculty designed posters to represent their research, designs, accomplishments and interests, for use in the NAAB accreditation process.