D. Kirk Hamilton, PhD, FAIA, FACHA, FCCM, EDAC

Hamilton is the Julie & Craig Beale Endowed Professor of Health Facility Design at Texas A&M University, teaching design for health at the graduate level after 30 years of active national and international healthcare architecture practice. His research interests include measuring organizational and clinical outcomes associated with research-informed design, with a particular emphasis on critical care environments. He is board certified as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Architects, as well as a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. Hamilton earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas, a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, and a PhD in Nursing & Healthcare Innovation from Arizona State University. A prolific author and advocate for evidence-based design, Kirk is a frequent speaker who co-edits the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) journal.