Lisa Lim, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. Arch, Seoul National University
B. Arch, Seoul National University
Dr. Lisa Lim joined the College of Architecture faculty in 2018 after earning her Ph.D. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Lim worked as a junior architect and architectural researcher.
Her primary focus is on providing healthy environments with an emphasis on users. Dr. Lim teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios, and elective courses focusing on empirical and analytical approaches for understanding both space and the people in it. Her primary goal as an educator is to help students develop their own critical and creative design thinking, realizing their role as designers and the impact of their designs on users. Dr. Lim was recently awarded as an outstanding educator by Healthcare Design.
Dr. Lim is interested in how spatial layouts can support individual experience and organizational outcomes and how designers can provide such environments. Research interests include design and health; spatial analysis; evidence-based design; data analysis and visualization; and research tool development. Dr. Lim's research applies existing evidence in designs as a designer and also generates new evidence through empirical studies as a researcher.
705C (Lubbock), T/TH 2PM- 3:30PM
Dr. Lim's recent publications include:
Lim, L., Kanfer, R., Stroebel, R. J., & Zimring, C. M. (2020). The Representational Function of Clinic Design: Staff and Patient Perceptions of Teamwork, Health Environments Research & Design Journal. doi:10.1177/1937586720957074
Matic, Z., Oh, Y., and Lim, L. (2020) Using Design to Make Doffing of Personal Protective EquipmentSafer for Healthcare Workers, Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture, 26(3):17-26. doi:10.15682/jkiha.2020.26.3.17
Lim, L., Kim, D., and Kim, Y. (2020). The Role and Direction of Healthcare Facility Design in Infection Control and Prevention, Journal of the Architectural Institute of Korea, 36(8):11-20. doi:10.5659/JAIK.2020.36.8.11
Lim, L., Kanfer, R., Stroebel, R. J., & Zimring, C. M. (2020). Beyond Co-location: Visual Connections of Staff Workstations and Staff Communication in Primary Care Clinics, Environment and Behavior. doi:10.1177/0013916520950270
Lim, L., Moore, M., DuBose, J. R., Obeidat, B., Stroebel, R., & Zimring, C. M. (2020). Spatial Influences on Team Awareness and Communication in Two Outpatient Clinics: a Multiple Methods Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine, doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05790-6 [Related news]
Lim, L., & Zimring, C. M. (2020). A Conceptual Visibility Framework for Linking Spatial Metrics With Experience and Organizational Outcomes. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, doi: 1937586720916825.
Lim, L., Kanfer, R., Stroebel, R. J., & Zimring, C. M. (2019). Backstage Staff Communication: The Effects of Different Levels of Visual Exposure to Patients. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, doi: 1937586719888903.
Stroebel, R. J., Obeidat, B., Lim, L., Mitchell, J. D., Jasperson, D. B., & Zimring, C. (2019). The impact of clinic design on teamwork development in primary care. Health care management review, doi: 10.1097/hmr.0000000000000259
Lim, L., Kim, M., & Zimring, C. M. (2019). Measuring interpersonal visual relationships in healthcare facilities: The agent visibility model and SAVisualPower tool. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 12(4), 203-216.
Lim, L., Kim, M., Choi, J., & Zimring, C. (2018). SEAT-CHOOSING BEHAVIORS AND VISIBILITY: A CASE STUDY OF LIBRARY READING ROOMS AS STUDY ENVIRONMENTS. JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING RESEARCH, 35(4), 271-290.
Denham, M. E., Bushehri, Y., & Lim, L. (2018). Through the eyes of the user: evaluating neonatal intensive care unit design. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 11(3), 49-65.
Lim, L., Yang, T., Vialard, A., Feng, C., & Peponis, J. (2015). Urban morphology and syntactic structure: A discussion of the relationship of block size to street integration in some settlements in the Provence. The Journal of Space Syntax, 6(1), 142-169.