Ulrich helps Swedish researchers measure
effects of hospitalís state-of-the-art design


Roger Ulrich, professor of architecture at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, is working with Swedish researchers to investigate how patients, doctors and staff are affected by the design of the newly-constructed Malmö University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden, which he considers one of “the most state-of-the-art hospital in the world.”

Ulrich said the facility, which provides health care for much of the nation’s southern region, features “one of the most distinctive, if not the most distinctive, medical façades in the world.”

The design has generated some controversy from its use of curvilinear corridors, which detractors say are disorienting and disruptive to transportation.

Ulrich and his fellow researchers are studying the effects that these corridors and the facility’s other design strategies have on the hospital’s patients, staff and visitors.

The  high-tech hospital also features electronic medical records with the ability to track an infected persons’ trajectory within the hospital and new technology that measures and maintains clean air for infection control.

Ulrich has worked consulting with governments and healthcare facilities in the United Kingdom, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Australia, Quebec and Alberta.

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Roger Ulrich, professor of architecture at TAMU
College of Architecture.

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