2022 International Union of Architects Year of Design for Health

Celebrating a Global Agenda to Protect, Develop, & Restore Human Health

Fridays 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST | January 21 – April 22
KAMU TV Studio, Moore Communications Center

An interdisciplinary collaboration between the Texas A&M School of Architecture, College of Medicine, and the School of Public Health. This lecture series features renowned speakers from industry and academia.

There is a convergence of need, demand, and self-preservation for greatly improved global health. The COVID-19 pandemic has geometrically exacerbated these needs:

“‘Nobody is Safe Until Everyone is Safe’: World Leaders Call For Global Pandemic Preparedness Treaty,” Forbes, March 30, 2021

In recent decades the world has moved swiftly toward global communications, education, transportation, tourism and hotels, militaries, but sadly global health has not kept up with the geometrically accelerating challenges and demands that have left global health so far behind. Today there are estimates that the population of planet earth exceeds 7.7 billion people.

Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings and then they shape us,” nowhere is this more true than in Architecture for Health.

The purpose of the Spring 2022 Architecture for Health Lecture Series is to probe the issues, pitfalls, problems, opportunities, and case studies in an international Architecture for Health practice.

The series will appeal to the general public, health consultants, nurses, physicians, allied health professionals, landscape architects, architects, engineers, interior designers, construction firms, health care administrators, facilities management, hospital engineers, materials management, and other related disciplines.

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Registration Instructions & Requirements

Students attending the lectures can earn 1 credit hour by enrolling in ARCH 481, Section 500 for undergraduates or ARCH 681, Section 601 for graduates. Med school 3rd/4th year students can attend these lectures as a student initiated elective. All lectures are required with one-page lecture summaries turned in for credit and students must attend each lecture in person.

Practitioners & Professionals

Those who are not students and/or are not registered for class credit may join us via Zoom:

Meeting ID 930 9519 8836 | Passcode: 461041

Continuing Education Credit to be offered:

  • AIA — American Institute of Architects with Health, Safety, & Wellness Credit
  • ASLA — American Society of Landscape Architects with Health, Safety & Wellness Credit
  • APA — American Planning Association

Patrons, Donors, and Sponsors

This lecture series was made possible by the generous support of former students Ronald L. Skaggs, Joseph G. Sprague, and Craige Beale.

Ronald Skaggs

Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, LEED AP, Chairman Emeritus, HKS Inc., Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Texas A&M University. Donor of the Ronald L. and Sondra Skaggs Endowed Professor in Health Facilities Design and the Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design. He is also an outstanding alumnus of the School of Architecture.

Joseph Sprague

Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA, FHFI, Principal and Senior Vice President (Ret), HKS Inc., President Facilities Guidelines Institute; Past President of the ACHA-American College of Healthcare Architects. Donor of the Skaggs-Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design. He is also an outstanding alumnus of the School of Architecture.

Craige Beale

Craig Beale, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, is a principal (Ret) at Knox Advisors and donor of the Craig & Julie Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design and SHEA, the Student Health Environments Association. He is also an outstanding alumnus of the School of Architecture.


The Spring 2022 Architecture for Health Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of two supporters and friends:

Allen Sharp

Allen C. Sharp, Jr. AIA ’53

July 4, 1932 – November 18, 2010 

Principal, Wingler & Sharp Architects & Planners, Inc. 

Allen C. Sharp, Jr. was a Texas A&M graduate, with a degree in Architecture. As co-owner and principal of Wingler & Sharp Architects & Planners Inc., Allen’s 58-year contribution to the architectural profession is best known by a body of work in support of the US military men, women, and their families. Allen was an integral part of the design of over 400 Department of Defense installations including approximately 10-0 health and hospital facilities in the United States and around the world. He was also involved in mentoring students in health facilities design at Texas A&M University. 

Allen is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marsha Sharp (pictured), daughter Marla Sharp of Wichita Falls, Texas, son Douglas Sharp and his wife Margie, of Arlington, Texas, granddaughters Sarahbeth Sharp Pipkin and her husband Taylor, and three great-grandchildren Lucy Beth, James Kirk and Caroline Clemmons Pipkin of Houston, Texas. 

Isaac Amos

Dr. Isaac Thompson Amos

September 7, 1962 – June 4, 2020 

President/Chief Executive, Thompson & Grace Ltd. 
Thompson & Grace Medical City 
Akwa Ibom, Nigeria 

Dr. Isaac Thompson Amos recently died of COVID-19, and to all the Amos family for their leadership in creating Thompson & Grace Medical City for the people of Nigeria, our sincere condolences on yours and our loss.


  • Texas A&M University College of Medicine
  • Texas A&M University School of Public Health
  • Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Texas A&M University School of Architecture
    • Texas A&M University Center for Health Systems and Design (CHSD)
    • Health Industry Advisory Council (HIAC)
  • International Union of Architects Public Health Group (UIA/PHG)


Thank you to our resource advisors for the interdisciplinary lecture series.

  • Harold Adams, FAIA, RIBA, JIA, Chairman Emeritus, RTKL
  • Danking Bhujel, Graduate Assistant, Master of Architecture Candidate, Texas A&M University
  • Brian D. Briscoe, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, Architect, HKS Inc. Architects
  • P.K. Carlton, Jr., Lt. Gen (Ret) USAF, MD, FACS, Managing Member, PKConcepts, LLC
  • Nancy Dickey, M.D., President Emeritus, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Executive Director, A&M Rural & Community Health Institute, Professor & Head, Dept. of Primary Care Medicine
  • William (Bill) R. Eide, Architect Emeritus, CHSD Professional Fellow, Visiting Research Scholar
  • D. Kirk Hamilton, Ph.D., FAIA, FACHA, FCCM, EDAC, Julie & Craig Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facility Design, Founding Co-Editor, Health Environments Research & Design
  • Jonathan Houston, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Construction Science
  • Chanam Lee, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Zhipeng Lu, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Health Systems & Design
  • Gregory A. Luhan, Ph.D., AIA, The Ward V. Wells Endowed Professor of Architecture and Dept. Head, Architecture
  • Jay Maddock, Ph.D., Professor, School of Public Health, Co-Director, Center for Health & Nature
  • George J. Mann, AIA, The Ronald L. Skaggs FAIA Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design, Lecture Series Coordinator
  • Galen Newman, Ph.D., Interim Head, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Michael O’Brien, Professor, Dept. of Architecture
  • A. Ray Pentecost III, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Ronald L. Skaggs FAIA and Joseph G. Sprague FAIA Chair of Health Facilities Design, Director, CHSD, 2020-2023 Director, UIA-PHG
  • Zachary Rowley, Master of Architecture Candidate, President, Student Health Environments Association
  • Hernan Guerro Santos, Industry Relations Coordinator, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Construction Science
  • Michael Spohn, M.D., Associate Dean, Emergency Physician, Emergency Medical Research Director, Clinical Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine
  • Patrick C. Suermann, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, Interim Dean, School of Architecture, Charles Dewey McMullan Chair in Construction Science, Dept. of Construction Science
  • Jorge Vanegas, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic & Strategic Partnerships, Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities
  • Xuemei Zhu, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Student Healthcare Environments Association (SHEA) Officers

  • Zachary Rowley, President & Treasurer
  • David Wang, Director of Graphics
  • Ruben Zarate, Director of Communications
  • Christine Miterko, Director of Marketing
  • Sanchali Dutta, Graduate Representative
  • Rodrigo Pineros, Undergraduate Representative

The Center for Health System & Design’s Health Industry Advisory Council (HIAC)

  • Ballinger, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • CallisonRTKL, Dallas, Texas
  • ESA -Earl Swensson & Associates, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
  • EYP Health, Houston, Texas
  • Gresham Smith, Nashville, Tennessee
  • HKS, Inc., Dallas, Texas
  • The INNOVA Group, Austin, Texas
  • Marmon Mok Architecture, San Antonio, Texas
  • Page, Dallas, Texas
  • Perkins + Will, Chicago, Illinois
  • Perkins Eastman, New York, New York