Alumni Distinguished Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health
Office: Lee 2-144
M.Arch., Clemson University; B.S., Clemson University
David Allison FAIA, FACHA is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and has been the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health [A+H] at Clemson University since 1990. The A+H program at Clemson is nationally recognized for the quality of its focused curriculum and consistent emphasis on design excellence within the discipline of healthcare architecture. It is committed to the integration of innovative design with academic scholarship and research in healthy community planning and design and healthcare environments, and it 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. His scholarly focus is centered on healthy community planning and design, design prototyping and research related to health care environments. He has served on numerous national health environments design award juries and is a founding member and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects and the Coalition for Health Environments Research. He 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” nationally by Healthcare Design Magazine and identified again in 2009, 2010 and 2012 by a national poll conducted by the 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.
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.