2017 Changemaker Award
Mardelle Shepley

Mardelle Shepley has been named as the 2017 Changemaker Award recipient by The Center for Health Design’s Board of Directors. Given annually at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, the award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exceptional ability to change the way healthcare facilities are designed and built, and whose work has had broad impact on the advancement of healthcare design. Recognized as a hands-on instructor, Dr. Shepley is a full-time professor at Cornell University who continues to practice architecture. She is associate director of the Cornell Institute for Health Futures. She previously served as a professor at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and was director of the TAMU Center for Health Systems & Design from 2004-2014. Mardelle is a fellow in the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects and is LEED and EDAC certified. A strong advocate and practitioner for incorporating research into projects, Dr. Shepley's teachings and practice illustrate how to tie hypothesis to design goals with the end result demonstrating the relationship between an objective and an outcome. She advocates that research is equal parts art and science, demonstrating how study hypotheses are directly related to design goals by illustrating the relationship between an objective and an outcome. As a result, her research is characterized by its translational content, generating data that can be directly applied to built projects. Learn more about the news.   

Pursuit Recruiting Event 2017
Design firms from across the country come to recruit DEA students

On March 17th over 10 design firms came from across the country to recruit students from DEA. Employers were looking for both full-time and intern positions. After firms introduced themselves through a meet and greet Thursday evening, students received personal interviews all day Friday to show off their design work. Firms in attendance included Ashley McGraw Architects, Brightspot Strategy, Chase Design, Design Republic, Gensler, HDR, HLW International, Humanscale, Perkings + Will and TPG Architecture.

Beyer Lecture and Student Awards
Guest Lecture: Jessica Cooper

The 2016 Beyer Lecture and Student Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 27th in the Physical Science Building 120. The reception will begin at 4:30pm, followed by the lecture at 5:00pm. This year features guest lecturer Jessica Cooper, Executive Vice President of Delos Solutions. “A Path Towards Holistic Sustainability, From Environmental to Human Health."

Steelcase student competition, NEXT
Lily Shi, Finalist

This was the third year of the Steelcase student competition, NEXT and there were more than 700 students and 60 programs participating in the competition. Each professor submitted two submissions from their independently taught studio class. From the completely anonymous judging process, the top five semifinalists were invited for presentations in front of judges at the Steelcase headquarters, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Lily Shi, DEA'17 was selected as a finalist for her co-working space design project entitled, Spark. Learn more about the news. 

Bamboo-based build brings safe classroom to Dominican Republic

A versatile architectural technology has been adopted by sustainability-minded students to build bamboo-based hurricane- and earthquake-resistant structures where they’re needed most. Jack Elliot and students completed a test build in Cornell’s High Voltage Laboratory before erecting the structure in the Dominican Republic. Learn more about the news.



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