COA Research Forum: Dr. Craig Zimring, "Healthy Environments and Healthcare Design"

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Dr. Craig Zimring presents his work on Healthy Environments and Healthcare Design as part of the College of Architecture Research Forum.

The College of Architecture's COA Research Forums provide an informal setting for the community to learn about research within the College of Architecture. Forums are free and open to the public and participants are invited to explore ideas and identify opportunities for collaboration.

All talks are held in the Architecture Library from 11:00AM to 12:00PM on the last Thursday of August through April. Talks are 30 to 45 minutes followed by questions and discussion.

View past COA Research Forums through SMARTech, Georgia Tech's digital repository.

About Zimring
An environmental psychologist, Craig Zimring is professor of architecture and of psychology at Georgia Tech.

In his teaching, writing, consulting and research he has developed methods, procedures and concepts for the evaluation of buildings, including computer tools. He has developed both overall theories and methods of building evaluation and performed specialized studies of issues such as wayfinding, security and stress. He has also performed comprehensive studies of building types such as healthcare facilities, jails and prisons, courthouses and embassies. He has particularly focused on how social, organizational and behavioral information can be incorporated into design and decision-making at a variety of scales, from the freshman design studio to the $4.5 billion California Prison development program and the $10 billion US Courthouse construction program, focusing on organizationally responsive architecture.

To achieve these ends he has worked in the design studio, lectured to facility mangers, written in the popular and professional press, served as consultant and directed research projects for AT&T, US Dept. of State, US Department of Transportation, Ministry of Education of France, US General Services Administration, California Department of General Services and many others and served on the board of several professional organizations including the Environmental Design Research Association, the Justice Facilities Research Program Research Board, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Building Bridges Program and the National Academy of Sciences Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment.


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