Dr. Dina Battisto

[PhD, M.S., M.Arch, B.Arch]

Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health, Clemson University

We are delighted to have Dr. Dina Battisto joining #mOOO4 Jury Panel and our upcoming chat series! 

Dina Battisto is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at Clemson University where she teaches fluidly across the professional degree program, the Architecture + Health Concentration, and the research degree programs. She is also the coordinator of the Built Environment and Health concentration area in the interdisciplinary Planning, Design and Built Environment Ph.D. Program in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. Dr. Battisto has been a principal investigator on numerous externally sponsored research grants and consulting projects, is a recognized expert in the area of Post Occupancy Evaluations, and has developed facility evaluation methodologies and modular toolkits for clients worldwide.

Dr. Battisto believes in a performance-based approach to design and has developed performance frameworks and investigative methodologies to measure relationships between facility design and outcomes. The goal of her applied research efforts is to seek ways to improve the design of built environments to improve outcomes such as health and well-being, positive experience, operational efficiency and workflow, clinical effectiveness, and environmental stewardship.

Architecture and Health Guiding Principles for Practice

She served as a Chair of the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Grants Committee from 2006-2012. In 2008, she was peer-nominated and selected by HEALTHCARE DESIGN Magazine as one of the top twenty in the nation advancing the future of healthcare design. Dr. Battisto has won numerous national design awards, is highly recruited to speak at conference venues and is widely published. She recently co-edited a book entitled Architecture and Health: Guiding Principles for Practice published in 2019 and is finishing a book entitled Developing a Performance Framework for Architects that will be published by Routledge in 2021.


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