Debajyoti Pati, PHD, FIIA, LEED AP
Professor, Texas Tech University
Debajyoti Pati is the recipient of the Best International Research Project in the 2009 Design & Health International Academy Awards Program, organized by the International Academy for Design & Health, he holds a PhD in architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, with concentrations in the areas of architecture, culture and behavior, and building technology. He directs the firm's research projects, and develops modalities for representing research findings for end use in programming and design for all HKS offices, internationally. His current work focuses on clinical efficiency, staff well-being, and patient outcomes in acute and critical care environments, spanning several not-for-profit hospitals across the United States. Dr Patiís areas of interest include healthy environments, healthcare and public buildings, performance-based design, organizational learning, and developing indicators of facility performance. Debajyoti has a professional degree in architecture in addition to 21 years experience in research, practice, and teaching in the United States, Canada, and India. He has worked on research projects funded by the HHS, USGSA, US Courts, NIH-CDC, AIA, AAHF, Herman Miller, American Art Resources, Mohawk Carpets and Getinge USA. He has presented his work in numerous respected professional forums including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA-Academy of Architecture for Justice (AIA-AAJ), Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), Healthcare Design, Healthcare Facilities Symposium, ASHE-PDC, Tradeline, Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), Association of Applied and Clinical Sociologists (AACS), and GSA-PBS, among others. His scholarly work have been widely published in such refereed journals and conference proceedings as the Building and Environment, Environment and Behavior, Health Environments Research & Design Journal, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, Automation in Construction, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, International Journal of Physical Sciences, Indian Journal of Social Work, ACSA, EDRA, AEI-ASCE, AEC, and CIB. His work has also been published in popular industry journals such as Health Facilities Management, Healthcare Design, Childrenís Hospital Today and Advance for Nurses. He has been widely quoted, and his work discussed, in numerous professional media including World Health Design (UK), Express Healthcare (India), Modern Healthcare, Texas Contractor, Healthcare Design, Health Facilities Management, and Dallas Business Journal. Dr Pati is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects, member of the Research Coalition of the Center for Health Design, Concord CA, life member of the Indian Society for Technical Education, and chairs the Evidence-Based Design research group at the Health Environments Research Summit, Atlanta GA.