Where Healthcare and Design Meet

Bringing Individuals Together

At the SimTigrate Design Lab we work to help transform the healthcare experience for patients, families and medical providers. We are an interdisciplinary team that uses research and simulation to look for ways to improve the medical experience, quality, patient safety, and ultimately improve patient outcomes.

As a unit of the College of Design, our work supports the College’s strategic plan to strengthen work in healthcare design. The lab also brings together many disciplines across the campus, enhancing the College's strong interdisciplinary environment.

What We Do

We work with a multidisciplinary team to improve medical settings and outcomes for patients and medical providers.

How We Do It

We use several tools to realize our desired outcomes, including spatial analysis and several types of simulation.


The SimTigrate staff contributes their writing to many books and professional journals.

Education & Outreach

Besides our work at the SimTigrate lab, we teach classes and make presentations on and off campus.


Upcoming Events

  • May 5

    School of Architecture Graduation Reception 2017

    The School of Architecture would like to invite graduating students with their families and friends to a celebratory reception.

  • May 4

    School of ID Recognizing Graduates at Launchpad PLUS

    The School of Industrial Design will host Launchpad PLUS to highlight and honor the work of graduating design students.

  • Apr 28

    Beaux Arts Ball 2017

    AIAS's (American Institute of Architecture Students) biggest event of the year, the Beaux Arts Ball. This year's theme is Envision and the event will be a masquerade! You are encouraged to design your own mask as there will be a prize for best mask.

  • Apr 28

    School of Architecture End of Year Awards and Exhibition

    The School of Architecture will presentĀ end-of-semester awards to current and graduating students, followed by anĀ opening reception of the school's biggest exhibition of the year.