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Clemson University

September 14, 2011

Professor David Allison was identified as the 4th most influential person in a national poll conducted by Healthcare Design Magazine.

Associate Professor Dina Battisto continued her research on “Creating World Class Facilities for the Military Health System”, and “Patient Room of the Future”, sponsored by the Department of Defense through NXT.  She received first place in the Conceptual Design Category of the Healthcare Environments Award, sponsored by the Center for Health Design, American Institute of Architects, Contract Magazine and Medquest Communications, for the project “Village Family Practice Clinic”, with McMilan, Pazdan Smith Group.

Professor Keith Green, PhD, and Associate Professor Dan Harding have been awarded two-year Creativity Professorships from the College of Architecture, Art and Humanities.  Each are part of the initial class of four professors from the college who begin their terms this fall.  The Creativity Professorship Program recognizes faculty members engaged in exemplary, creative teaching and/or research activities, and encourages faculty to explore creative research initiatives.  Green, Director of Clemson’s Institute for Intelligent Materials, Systems & Environments (iMSE) has recently received his second NSF grant, this time for ART, an intelligent environment for aging in place.  Harding, Director of Clemson’s Community Research and Design Center (CRDC), had a student team recognized with an honorable mention in the international design competition, Structures for Inclusion 11:  Social Economic Environmental Design International, for their project done in collaboration with the Student Organic Farm and a local elementary school.

Associate Professor Doug Hecker served as the director for HATCH Architecture, Asheville, NC, which he used as a platform to engage practitioners and the pubic in a dialogue regarding design and its impact on culture and economic development, and for which a group of his digital design students designed and fabricated a digital design build information pavilion for the HATCH festival.

Assistant Professor Ulrike Heine has completed the design and documentation of her research project, the Clemson Zero Energy House, a prototype of sustainable architecture in hot, humid climates.

Lecturer Ashley Jennings has developed a method of performing a life cycle cost analysis for historic buildings to mitigate to justify LEED/Green Globe certification of historic buildings renovated with state funding, and was awarded a Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston for the renovations to a historic property.

Assistant Professor Peter Laurence, PhD, is completing his book, Jane Jacobs and the City, for the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Assistant Professor David Lee’s creative inquiry “Computational Design Group” completed two projects under the them of “Material Intelligence”.  One was exhibited in Greenville, SC, and the other is a permanent installation in Lee Hall on the Clemson campus.

Associate Professor Rob Silance has completed his prototype design for design studio workstations, to be put into production this fall, for first installation in the new Lee Hall in January 2012.

Professor Stephen Verderber, PhD, is completing work on his sixth book, Sprawling Cities and Our Endangered Public Health, to be published by Routledge in the Spring of 2012.

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