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Texas A&M University

August 26, 2011

Dr. Phill Tabb is a co-chair for the up-coming Architecture Culture and Spirituality (ACS) Symposium being held at Serenbe Community locate southwest of Atlanta, Georgia this June 29th-July 1st, 2011.  He is co-charing this with Dr. Julio Bermudez of Catholic University.  They will have 30 presentations and discussions throughout the symposium that are organized around two general themes of grounded versus higher principled expressions of sacred architecture.  

Dr. Phill Tabb is a co-editor with Professor Nader Ardalan of Harvard University for an entire issue 2A Magazine dedicated to last year's ACS symposium held at St. Johns Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.  The issue is scheduled to come out sometime in May 2011.  It features 20 of the presentations on various aspects of the sacred in architecture.  Articles cover issues around three general themes of theory, precedence and practice relative to the spiritual in design.

Healthcare Design magazine’s editorial board and staff and the publishing staff at the Center for Health Design, Texas A&M University, whose members advance the idea that design can be used to improve patient outcomes in health care environments, have compiled a list of the 25 most influential people in healthcare design in 2010. The 2010 list recognizes four faculty members at Texas A&M University:

Kirk Hamilton, professor of architecture, No. 3;

George J. Mann, professor of architecture, holder of the Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design, No. 13;

Mardelle Shepley, professor of architecture, holder of the William H. Peña Endowed Professorship in Information Management, director of Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems and Design, No. 18;

Roger S. Ulrich, professor of architecture, holder of the Julie and Craig Beale ’71 Endowed Professorship in Health Facilities Design, No. 10 .

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