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Craig Zimring, Ph.D., EDAC

Environmental Psychologist, Professor of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Craig Zimring is an Environmental Psychologist and Professor of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. His work focuses on understanding the relationships between the physical environment and human satisfaction, health, performance, and behavior. His current research program focuses on several issues:

  • How the design of the healthcare environment impacts patients, staff and organizations.
  • How the design of the built environment can contribute to increased physical activity and decreased obesity.
  • Supporting new ways of working through innovative workplace design.
  • Design and evaluation of courthouses and other public buildings.


Dr. Zimring has conducted studies for Steelcase, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, U.S. General Services Administration, Santa Clara County's Valley Medical Center, Ministry of Education of France, World Bank, California Department of Corrections, U.S. Courts, U.S. Department of State, Florida Board of Regents, California Department of General Services, Army Corps of Engineers and many others.


He has served on the board of several organizations, including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Building Bridges program, National Research Council's Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, the Environmental Design Research Association, and others. He has won 10 awards for his research.