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Roger Ulrich earns 2007 Bush
Excellence Award for Research



Architecture professor Roger Ulrich has been selected as the 2007 recipient of the Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in International Research.

Known throughout the international healthcare community, Ulrich’s theories and ideas have been changing the way buildings are designed and healthcare services are provided since 1984, when his landmark paper that coined the phrase “evidence based design” was published in Science magazine.

“There are few faculty members of a department of architecture on any continent who have had as extensive an influence in scientific research as Dr. Roger Ulrich,” wrote Mark Clayton, interim head of the Texas A&M Department of Architecture, in nominating Ulrich for this distinguished award. “He has inspired an entire new field of both basic and applied research that links environmental psychology to building design and performance.”

Ulrich will receive the award at the Feb. 28 Consul General’s luncheon, sponsored by the International Center at the George Bush Presidential Library Complex.

Ulrich is the third College of Architecture professor to receive a Bush Excellence Award. In 2002, Architecture professor Joe Hutchinson was the recipient of the first Bush Excellence in International Teaching Faculty Award (see photo). Ulrich's colleague, George Mann, the Ron Skaggs and Joseph Sprague Endowed Chair in Health Facilities Design, received the Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in Public Service in 2003 (See photo).

Read more about Mann's Bush Award:

To learn more about Ulrich, read the article recently published in Texas A&M University’s Faculty Spotlight:


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Roger Ulrich,
professor of architecture