College of Architecture
Dr. Pentecost is launching a new institute, jointly underwritten by the College of Architecture, TTU and the Department of Public Health, TTUHSC for research and multi-disciplinary studies on how the environment impacts health. He earned his doctorate in public health from the University of Texas, School of Public Health in Houston, and is a registered Architect, Board Certified in the healthcare architecture specialty. He has been named a Fellow in both the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and the American College of Healthcare Architects (FACHA). He is a 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional' (LEED AP), a former Licensed Long Term Care Administrator, and an Ordained Minister. Ray is the Immediate Past President of the International Academy for Design and Health (IADH) based in Stockholm and a two-time Past President of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. He is currently a member of the Board of Regents for the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). In 2012 Ray was one of eight individuals named to Healthcare Design Magazine's list of The Most Influential People in Healthcare Design.
Ray is the Chair of the Independent Review Panel on Military Medical Construction Standards (IRP) appointed by the Secretary of Defense to review military health facility construction activity in light of the world class characteristics recommended by the Defense Health Board and codified in the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009.