Evidence-based design (EBD) research creates credible evidence linking design decisions to individual and organizational outcomes and makes these findings usable for designers and decision-makers. It has helped make hospitals safer and less stressful for millions of patients, schools better for students and workplaces more effective.
In coursework, dissertations and funded research, School of Architecture EBD work with hospital systems, corporate partners, design firms, and research collaborators inside and outside Georgia Tech, including Psychology, Systems Engineering and Computer Science, to explore questions such as how the layout of hospitals and clinics can affect patient health, satisfaction, experience and sleep, how building design can support collaboration and coordination among care teams, how Ebola centers can be best designed to eliminate infection risk, and other issues.
School of Architecture EBD researchers have also examined how the design of buildings and sites can support everyday physical activity, how courthouses can be designed to improve the transparency of the legal system, and other issues.
Director, SimTigrate Design Lab
Professor, School of Architecture
Research Associate, School of Architecture