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 34 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. He served in the A/E industry before moving to his academic position at Texas Tech in 2011.


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 Environmental Design Research Association; Interior Design Educators Council; International Interior Design Association; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; International Academy for Design and Health; NURTURE, Georgia Tech, and Texas Tech. He has served as a juror/reviewer at the national/international level including at the U.S. National Science Foundation; Swiss National Science Foundation; University of Michigan Precision Health; Center for Health Design; Environmental Design Research Association; Epidemic Urbanism Initiative; Design & Health World Congress; Health Design Product Innovation Award; Healthcare Design Architectural and Interior Design Showcase; American Society of Interior Designers; Environments for Aging showcase.


Dr. Pati is currently serving on the Editorial Board, Health Environments Research & Design Journal; Director, North America Chapter, International Academy for Design and Health; International Advisory Board, Swiss Center for Design and Health, Switzerland; and on the Distinguished Experts Panel, Global Education Policy Network, Saudi Arabia. He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects.