Office: Scully 108C
In addition to fostering students’ learning, I aim to facilitate a seamless transition from the classroom environment into the professional career. Therefore, it is essential that I understand what are the moral values of the society and elements of success.
What area do you teach?
Sustainable, healthcare, multi-cultural design
Ph.D. in Architecture Texas A&M University. 2017
Master of Interior Architecture University of Science and Technology. 2011
Bachelor of Architecture Art University of Isfahan 2008
Your philosophy of teaching:
My philosophy of teaching is based on the multi-disciplinary nature of architecture. I believe that a successful teacher in the field of Interior Design should not only be an expert in the design arena, but also should have a good understanding of sustainability, public health, epidemiology, ergonomics, nursing, psychology, statistics, operations research, and data analysis. All these unique characteristics suggest that there is more to learn in the field of design than just providing students with design, sketching, and software knowledge for their professional lives. From my perspective, teaching is about creating a bond between the teacher and the students to inspire students to be creative, help them understand their strengths, and motivate them to think critically and go beyond the textbook and class materials. Especially in the field of design in studios and theory classes.
Why did you decide to teach?
I believe teaching is an essential and rewarding aspect of an academic career. In addition to fostering students’ learning, I aim to facilitate a seamless transition from the classroom environment into the professional career. Therefore, it is essential that I understand what are the moral values of the society and elements of success.
Ph.D., MARC, Assoc. AIA, FIIA, EDAC
Highly motivated to teach.
Best Paper Award. The Environmental Design and Research Association. Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, June 2018.
Outstanding PhD Student, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. September 2016.
The impact of higher visual connection on collaborative communication in healthcare facilities- The American Institute of Architects- AIA-AAH, Washington DC, United States. June 2016. Role: PI ($ 7,500).
Organization with which you are involved
American Institute of Architects
The Center for Health Design
Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification
Environmental Design Research Association
Most Recent/Notable Published Work
Gharaveis, Arsalan, Hamilton, D. Kirk, Pati, Debajyoti (2018). The Impact of Environmental
Design on Teamwork and Communication in Healthcare Facilities- A Systematic Literature
Review. Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HER), 11(1) 119-137.
Gharaveis, Arsalan, Hamilton, D. Kirk, Pati, Debajyoti, Shepley, Mardelle (2017). The Impact of Visibility on Teamwork, Collaborative Communication, and Security in Emergency Departments- An Exploratory Study. Health Environments Research & Design Journal
Gharaveis, Arsalan, Kazem-zadeh, Mahshad (2018). The role of environmental design in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship- A systematic review. Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD: In Press). DOI: 10.1177/1937586717746
Gharaveis, Arsalan, Shepley, Mardelle, Gaines, Kristi (2016). The Role of Daylighting in Skilled Nursing Short-term Rehabilitation Facilities. Health Environments Research & Design Journal (HERD), 9(2), 105-118.
Bosch, Sheila, Gharaveis, Arsalan (2016). Flying Solo: A Review of the Literature on Airport Wayfinding for Older Adults and Persons with Visual or Cognitive Disabilities. Applied Ergonomics, 58 (2), 327–333.
Best advice for students
Students should know the value of higher education and should try to benefit and enjoy as much as possible.