Mann, Okamoto make presentations
at two conferences in South America


Faculty members from Texas A&M's Department of Architecture presented the latest findings in sustainable health facility design at two international conferences in South America.

George Mann, professor of architecture, and Kazuhiko Okamoto, visiting professor of architecture, traveled to the 29th annual meeting of the International Union of Architects/Public Health Group Nov. 4-6 in Buenos Aires to present "Toward Sustainable Design in Health and Hospital Facilities."

Mann, a member of the UIA/PHG since 1974, is the American Institute of Architects' liaison to the group, and is also a member of its executive leadership committee.

Okamoto is an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo and Kajima Corporation Visiting Scholar at Texas A&M.

The two then traveled to Rio de Janerio, presenting "Megatrends in Health & Hospital Facility Design" to the 36th World Congress of the International Hospital Federation Nov. 9-12.

Mann has led architecture for health studios at Texas A&M since 1966, in which students focus on case study approaches to health facility design that allowz them to work on real projects, with actual clients and budgets.

Through an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving, the studios encourage students to work with doctors and allied health professionals as well as experts in all of the built environment professions.

Okamoto is interested in healthcare architecture and its management. His research examines the differences in design logic and evidence for medical and welfare facilities between the U.S. and Japan.


- Posted: Nov. 23, 2009-

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