By Hannah Sykes

CLEMSON — Clemson University architecture professor David Allison once again has been recognized by Healthcare Design magazine as among the top in his field.

Allison was named one of the top 25 most influential people in health-care design in the magazine’s December 2009 issue. Prominent architects, interior designers and consultants nationwide nominated professionals who had contributed significantly to advancing the health-care design industry. The 25 candidates were selected from an online public vote, as well as votes from the magazine’s board of directors and the Center for Health Design, a leading health-care and design research organization.

Allison previously was recognized in Healthcare Design’s “Twenty Who Are Making a Difference” article in December 2007.

Allison is the director of graduate studies in Clemson’s Architecture + Health program, the most comprehensive of its kind in the nation. A registered architect in California, North Carolina and South Carolina, Allison is a founding member of both the American College of Healthcare Architects and the Coalition for Health Environments Research. He has served on the Center for Health Design’s Research Advisory Committee and several boards for the American Institute of Architects. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture at Clemson.