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Craig  Zimring

Craig Zimring, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Architecture
Professor, College of Psychology

Phone: 404-894-3915
Fax: 404-894-1629
Location: 828 W. Peachtree St., NW - Room 220A
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An environmental psychologist, Craig Zimring is professor of architecture and of psychology at Georgia Tech.

In his teaching, writing, consulting and research he has developed methods, procedures and concepts for the evaluation of buildings, including computer tools. He has developed both overall theories and methods of building evaluation and performed specialized studies of issues such as wayfinding, security and stress. He has also performed comprehensive studies of building types such as healthcare facilities, jails and prisons, courthouses and embassies. He has particularly focused on how social, organizational and behavioral information can be incorporated into design and decision-making at a variety of scales, from the freshman design studio to the $4.5 billion California Prison development program and the $10 billion US Courthouse construction program, focusing on organizationally responsive architecture.

To achieve these ends he has worked in the design studio, lectured to facility mangers, written in the popular and professional press, served as consultant and directed research projects for AT&T, US Dept. of State, US Department of Transportation, Ministry of Education of France, US General Services Administration, California Department of General Services and many others and served on the board of several professional organizations including the Environmental Design Research Association, the Justice Facilities Research Program Research Board, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Building Bridges Program and the National Academy of Sciences Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment.

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