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Dr. Roger S. Ulrich

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Professor of Architecture

Local Address: College Staiton, Texas, United States
Texas A&M University
312 N. International Blvd.
Weslaco, Texas 78596
United States

 
Background

Employment History

  • Behavioral Scientist, Director
    Texas A&M University
  • Director of the Center for Health Systems and Design
    Texas A&M University
  • Behavioral Scientist, Director
    The Center for Health Design
  • Behavioural Scientist and Director
    Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University
  • Professor of Architecture and Director
    Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D.
  • PhD
  • Ph.D
195 Total References
Web References
Board of Directors | The Center for Health Design
www.healthdesign.org, 20 July 2014 [cached]
Roger S. Ulrich, Ph.D., EDAC Professor, Department of Architecture and Centre for Healthcare Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology
Dr. Ulrich is Professor of Architecture at the Center for Healthcare Building Research at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and is adjunct professor of architecture at Aalborg University in Denmark. He is the most frequently cited researcher internationally in evidence-based healthcare design.
Green Plants for Green Buildings - Articles
www.greenplantsforgreenbuildings.org, 9 Dec 2013 [cached]
The research demonstrates that workers’ idea generation, creative performance and problem solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers and plants.
“Our research shows that a change as simple as adding flowers and plants can be important in the most meaningful way to businesses in the modern economy,” said Dr. Roger Ulrich, lead researcher on the project. “People’s productivity, in the form of innovation and creative problem solving, improved – which in certain circumstances could mean the difference between mild and great business success.”
 
Research Findings: Overall and Men vs. Women
In an eight-month study, the Texas A&M University research team explored the link between flowers and plants and workplace productivity. Participants performed creative problem solving tasks in a variety of common office environments, or conditions. The conditions included a workplace with flowers and plants, a setting with sculpture and an environment with no decorative embellishments.
During the study, both women and men demonstrated more innovative thinking, generating more ideas and original solutions to problems in the office environment that included flowers and plants. In these surroundings, men who participated in the study generated 15% more ideas. And, while males generated a greater abundance of ideas, females generated more creative, flexible solutions to problems when flowers and plants were present.
“We know the importance of learning, for example, how natural surroundings affect drivers, school children, and hospital patients,” said Ulrich, who has conducted extensive research on the effects of environments on psychological well-being, stress and health. “To businesses, it should be equally as important to understand what features can improve performance at work and make employees more productive.”
 
Background: Dr. Roger Ulrich
The Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity Study was conducted by Roger Ulrich, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist, Director of the Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Dr. Ulrich is a professor of landscape architecture and is an internationally recognized expert on the influences of surroundings on human well-being and health. His interests concern applications of environment-behavior knowledge to healthcare buildings, landscape architecture and urban design.
For The Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity study, Dr. Ulrich worked in cooperation with Professor Dr. James Varni, who also is internationally recognized for his research in psychology and medicine.
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"Our research shows that a change as simple as adding flowers and plants can be important in the most meaningful way to businesses in the modern economy," said Dr. Roger Ulrich, lead researcher on the project.
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"We know the importance of learning, for example, how natural surroundings affect drivers, school children, and hospital patients," said Ulrich, who has conducted extensive research on the effects of environments on psychological well-being, stress and health. "To businesses, it should be equally as important to understand what features can improve performance at work and make employees more productive. Background: Dr. Roger Ulrich The Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity Study was conducted by Roger Ulrich, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist, Director of the Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Dr. Ulrich is a professor of landscape architecture and is an internationally recognized expert on the influences of surroundings on human well-being and health. His interests concern applications of environment-behavior knowledge to healthcare buildings, landscape architecture and urban design. For The Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity study, Dr. Ulrich worked in cooperation with Professor Dr. James Varni, who also is internationally recognized for his research in psychology and medicine.
Art and Architecture | by Dominic Pote Fine-art photographer
www.dominicpote.co.uk, 16 July 2013 [cached]
Roger S. Ulrich, PhD, director of the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University, has found that nature can help the body heal, too. In his most well-known study, Ulrich investigated the effect that views from windows had on patients recovering from abdominal surgery. He discovered that patients whose hospital rooms overlooked trees had an easier time recovering than those whose rooms overlooked brick walls.
Plant Gift Guide - 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
media1.1800flowers.com, 18 Jan 2000 [cached]
1. The Impact of Flowers and Plants on Workplace Productivity Study was conducted by Roger Ulrich, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist, Director of the Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Recent studies demonstrate that views to ...
journal.batessmart.com, 11 Mar 2013 [cached]
Recent studies demonstrate that views to nature and access to daylight can help physical healing.

Dr Roger Ulrich, a behavioural scientist and Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Design at Texas A+M University, has contributed significantly our understanding of Evidence Based Design (EBD).

Professor Ulrich has conducted extensive research on healthcare facilities and their effect on medical outcomes. His 1984 study provided scientific proof that having views to nature from the hospital bedroom can reduce the length of stay and pain relief in a group of post-surgery patients.

Biophilia is the term used to describe the need that humans have for contact with the natural environment.

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If architectural design using evidence-based principles can trim the length of stay and the need for pain-relief pharmaceuticals, cost savings over conventional hospitals would be very substantial.

Dr Ulrich believes that over the life of the facility, operational costs are reduced if the hospital is designed according to EBD principles.

enquiries@batessmart.com.au (Bates Smart)
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