Mardelle McCusky Shepley
Translation of research findings for design practitioners; evaluation of the psychological impact of the built and natural environment; design research on healthcare environments, particularly for vulnerable populations, including mental health patients, intensive care patients, and their families
Current Research Interest
Impact of the physical environment on mental health patients; development of tools to evaluate physical environmental qualities and features in facilities for mental health residents and patients; impact of urban greenspace on violent crime; use of the outdoors by college freshmen
American Institute of Architects Fellow
Academy of Healthcare Architects Fellow
Center for Health Design Changemaker Award
Shepley, Mardelle and Samira Pasha. Design for Mental and Behavioral Health Facilities. London/New York: Routledge/Architectural Press, 2017.
Shepley, Mardelle. Design for Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care. London/New York: Routledge/Architectural Press, 2014.