Department of Design
Debajyoti Pati, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Rockwell Endowment Professor
Phone: (806) 834-0850
Office: HS 210
Dr. Debajyoti Pati holds a PhD in architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, and has over 23 years experience in research, practice, and teaching in the United States, Canada, and India. He has spent most of his professional life examining the influences of the built environment on people and processes. His areas of interest include healthcare, healthy environments, sustainability, public architecture, performance-based design, organizational learning, and developing indicators of facility performance. He has published widely on performance based design in the healthcare and criminal justice sectors, in the form of book/book chapters, scientific articles, and industry publications. He served as the vice president and director of research of HKS Architects, a leading international healthcare design firm, before moving to Texas Tech.
Dr. Pati was voted among the 25 most influential people in healthcare design in 2009 and 2010. He also received the Best International Research Project award by the International Academy for Design & Health, Stockholm, in 2009 and 2010. He has served as a juror/reviewer at the national level, including for the National Science Foundation, Center for Health Design, Design: Environment for Aging showcase, Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, Healthcare Design Remodel Renovation Showcase, EDRA's Placemaker Accreditation Exploratory Committee, and ParticiPlace2011 at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Pati is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects, executive director of the Center for Advanced Design Research & Evaluation (CADRE), member of the Research Coalition at the Center for Health Design, life member of the Indian Society for Technical Education, and chairs the Evidence-Based Design research group at the Health Environments Research Summit.