CLEMSON — David J. Allison, professor of architecture and director of Clemson University’s graduate studies in Architecture + Health, has been elected to the American College of Healthcare Architects Council of Fellows.

Fellowship is the highest honor bestowed on a certificate holder by the organization and is granted to board-certified architects specializing in health care who have shown distinction in the profession.

The award will be presented at the Healthcare Design 13 fall conference in Orlando in November.

Allison’s teaching in the field of architecture and health has earned him numerous previous awards, including being named one of Healthcare Design magazine’s “Twenty Making a Difference” in 2007 and one of “Most Influential People in Healthcare Design” in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Allison also was awarded a fellowship in the American Institute of Architects and received the Clemson University board of trustees’ Faculty Award for Excellence. He was the 2011-12 Robert Mills Professor of Architecture and in 2012 was named Alumni Distinguished Professor by Clemson.

Allison received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture at Clemson and is a licensed architect in California, South Carolina and North Carolina.


American College of Healthcare Architects
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