Texas Tech University

Debajyoti Pati, Ph.D.

Professor, Rockwell Endowment Chair
Interior Design

Email: d.pati@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-0850

Office: HS 103A


Dr. Debajyoti Pati has over 26 years of experience in research, practice, and teaching in the United States, Canada, and India. He earned his doctoral degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 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 in 2011.

Dr. Pati was voted among the 25 most influential people in healthcare design in 2009 and 2010. He has received numerous awards for research excellence from such organizations as The International Academy for Design & Health, Interior Design Educators Council, International Interior Design Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, NURTURE, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Texas Tech University. He has served as a juror/reviewer at the national level, including for the National Science Foundation, ASID Foundation grants, Center for Health Design, Environment for Aging showcase, Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, Healthcare Design Remodel Renovation Showcase, EDRA CORE program, and ParticiPlace2011 at UC Berkeley. He serves on the editorial boards of two international journals.

Dr. Pati is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects, board of director of the AIA-NIBS BRIK program, past executive director of the Center for Advanced Design Research & Evaluation (CADRE), past member of the Research Coalition at the Center for Health Design, and life member of the Indian Society for Technical Education.

Debajyoti Pati

Research Focus

Dr. Pati's work examines the influences of the built environment on people and processes. His areas of interest include healthcare, judicial facilities, healthy environments, sustainability, public architecture, performance-based design, organizational learning, and developing indicators of facility performance.


Top 5 Most Cited Publications:
Debajyoti Pati, Thomas Harvey and Paul Barach. (2008). Relationships between Exterior Views and Nurse Stress: An Exploratory Examination. Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 1(2), 27-38.

Debajyoti Pati, Thomas Harvey and Carolyn Cason. (2008). Inpatient Unit Flexibility: Design Characteristics of a Successful Flexible Unit. Environment and Behavior, 40(2), 205-232.

Debajyoti Pati, Cheol-Soo Park and Godfried Augenbroe. (2008). Roles of Quantified Expressions of Building Performance Assessment in Facility Procurement. Building and Environment, 44(4), 773-784.

Debajyoti Pati, Cheol-Soo Park and Godfried Augenbroe. (2006). Roles of Building Performance Assessment in Stakeholders Dialog in AEC. Automation in Construction, 15(4), 415-427.

Debajyoti Pati. (2011). A Framework for Evaluating Evidence in Evidence-Based Design. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 4(3), 43-64.

Department of Design