Research

As a result of professional education in architecture, a lengthy career specializing in design of health facilities, and graduate education in organization development, Professor Hamilton's primary research interest is the study of the relationship between evidence-based design of healthcare facilities and measurable organizational performance.

For a complete list please view Kirk Hamilton's  curriculum vitae (Icon 835.6 KB)

 

Area Calculations for Hospital Departments and Building Gross Factors
Principal Investigator with Co-Investigator Sarel Lavy, Texas A&M University.

Study of the Potential World Market for Construction of Single Patient Rooms
Principal Investigator for a preliminary study of the potential world market for construction of single patient rooms.

Study of Healthcare Renovation
vs. New Construction Code Requirements
Co-Principal Investigator with George Mann, Texas A&M University, for theGuidelines for Design & Construction of Hospitals and Health Facilities.

Healthcare Design and Culture Change
Co-Principal Investigator with Robin Orr.

Study of Healthcare Renovation
vs. New Construction Code Requirements
Co-Principal Investigator with George Mann, Texas A&M University, for theGuidelines for Design & Construction of Hospitals and Health Facilities.

Designing with Evidence
Principal Investigator supervising a research assistant (Alejandro Iriarte) preparing literature citations and relevant illustrations for a book, Designing with Evidence, co-authored with David Watkins for Wiley & Sons.

Developing a Graduate Level Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Creating Safe and Effective Healthcare Environments
Expert Panel Member consulting to Gerri Lamb, Emory University School of Nursing, and Craig Zimring, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Lifezones for Aging: Design of Outdoor Space in Long-term-care Facilities
Consultant to Co-Principal Investigators Susan Rodiek and Elton Abbott, Texas A&M University.

Area Calculations for Major Hospital Departments and Net:Gross Factors
Co-Principal Investigator with David Allison, Clemson University.

Open Building Patterns
Consultant to Principal Investigator Stephen Kendall, Ball State University, in conjunction with Indiana University on a study for Ascension Health, St. Louis, Missouri.

A Multi-Site Study of How Medical Surgical Nurses Spend Their Time: A Baseline Study in Preparation for an Electronic Health Record and an Evidence-based Nursing Unit Design
Consultant to Principal Investigators Ann Hendrich of Ascension Health and Marilyn Chow of Kaiser Permanente along with Co-Investigator William Cleveland of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University.

Hospitals for the 21st Century: Planning Site Visits to Promote Evidence Based Design
Consultant to Principal Investigator Craig Zimring of Georgia Technical Institute.

Area Calculations for Major Hospital Departments
Co-Principal Investigator with David Allison, Clemson University.

Measuring Best Performance and Value for Hospital Infrastructure Support
Co-investigator with principal investigator Karen Parent and co-investigators Ron Noble, Shelley Dehay-Turner, Tye Farrow, Sheldon Fine, Glenn Jones & Sean Stanwick.

Design for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach
Principal Investigator supervising a research assistant (Anoop Gulati) in searching for literature citations and relevant illustrations in support of a bookDesign for Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Approach, co-authored with Mardelle Shepley and under contract with Elsevier.

DVD and digital-based recording of ARCH 689 Foundations of Healthcare Design
Instructor: preparing with a graduate research assistant (Arijit Dutta), a DVD and digital-based recording for potential use by the College of Architecture in continuing education or distance education programs.

CHSD Video History Archive of Healthcare Design Practitioners
Curator; collection of DVDs provided by practitioners chronicling the careers of prominent healthcare architects.

Relative Importance of 23 Design Skills in 7 Domains of Competence for Design Studio Instruction in Professional Architectural Education
Principal Investigator for a survey of faculty, current students, recent graduates, and experienced professionals.

Examining Barriers to an Evidence Based Practice Model
Principal Investigator with co-investigator Erin K. Peavey (M.Arch student).