Professor and Rockwell Endowment Chair




Texas Tech University,

College of Human Sciences, Department of Design,

1301 Akron Avenue, Box 41220,

Lubbock, TX, 79409-1220

T 806.834.0850 F 806.742.1639


Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.

M.A.S.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

B.Arch., University of Bombay, Bombay, India





Curriculum Vitae




Dr. Debajyoti Pati has over 31 years of experience in research, practice, and teaching in the United States, Canada, and India. He has spent most of his professional life examining the influences of the built environment on people, processes, and organizations. His areas of interest include health, healthcare, healthy environments, sustainability, public architecture, judicial facilities, performance-based design, organizational learning, and developing indicators of facility performance. He has published widely on performance based design in the healthcare and criminal justice sectors, in the form of book/book chapters, scientific articles, and trade publications.


Dr. Pati was twice voted among the 25 most influential people in healthcare design. He has received numerous awards for research excellence, including from the International Academy for Design & Health, International Interior Design Association, Environmental Design Research Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Interior Design Educators Council, NURTURE, Georgia Tech, and Texas Tech. He has served as a juror/reviewer at the national level, including for the National Science Foundation, ASID Foundation grants, Center for Health Design, Environment for Aging showcase, Healthcare Design Architectural Showcase, Healthcare Design Remodel Renovation Showcase, and EDRA CORE program.


Dr. Pati is currently serving as the Director, North America Chapter of the International Academy for Design & Health, Brisbane, Australia; Chair of the AIA-NIBS Building Research Council, Washington, D.C.; International Advisory Board of the Swiss Center for Design and Health, Bern, Switzerland; Distinguished Experts Panel, Global Education Policy Network, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and on the editorial boards of HERD Journal. He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects.