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KU student honored by Academy of Healthcare Architecture

Fri, 12/06/2013

LAWRENCE – The Academy of Healthcare Architecture and the STERIS Corporation have named Sharmin Kader its Arthur Tuttle, Jr. Graduate Fellow in Health Facility Planning and Design. The Academy is part of the American Institute of Architecture.

Kader is developing a post-occupancy evaluation tool for use in hospice facilities. Called a Professional Environmental Assessment Protocol for Hospice tool, it will provide a standardized method for measuring end-of-life care in hospice settings.

“This tool will provide architects the information about the effectiveness or the weaknesses of their design decisions, and also provide guidelines for evidence-based design,” she said. “It will also help hospice organizations assess the quality of the patient-centered care and facility management.”

Kader is a doctoral candidate studying healthcare architecture in the Department of Architecture’s Health and Wellness Program and minoring in environmental gerontology.

She is the recipient of a number of awards related to healthcare design. In 2011 her team won an honorable mention in the Steelcase Nurture Collegiate Healthcare Design Competition.

She was the winner of the KU Graduate Student Research Competition in the Humanities and Fine Arts category in 2010.  

Kader earned a master’s degree in construction science and a certificate in health systems and design at Texas A&M University. She earned her bachelor in architecture degree from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, in addition to practicing architecture professionally in Bangladesh and the United States.

 



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