Mahbub Rashid, PhD. is a Professor in the School of Architecture, Design, & Planning and serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in Architecture. With a Masters from MIT and a PhD from Georgia Tech, Dr. Rashid is an expert in theories and methods of architectural research with a focus on the structures of form and space. He uses innovative spatial and social network, fractal, and statistical analysis techniques along with more traditional research methods and methodologies to study the effects of built form and space on human behavior, psychology, society and culture in office, healthcare, and urban environments.
Dr. Rashid is a nationally known expert on intensive care unit (ICU) design and evidence-based healthcare design. With his colleagues at the University of Kansas, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Michigan, Dr. Rashid has worked on several research projects worth over $3 million.
Registered as an architect in Georgia, USA, Dr. Rashid also works as an architectural consultant for architectural design firms doing significant work in healthcare design. Dr. Rashid has around 80 major and minor publications. His major publications include over 50 peer-reviewed articles (about 40 of them as the sole and/or main author) in journals, books, and conference proceedings. He has also made over 60 presentations in national and international peer-reviewed conferences, and another 30 invited presentations. Dr. Rashid’s publications have been cited several hundred times by others in scholarly work.