Mardelle McCusky Shepley

Professor; Department Chair
Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

Contact Information

1413 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-3165

Mardelle McCusky Shepley

Professor; Department Chair
Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

Expertise

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

Distinction

American Institute of Architects Fellow
Academy of Healthcare Architects Fellow
Center for Health Design Changemaker Award 

Selected Publications

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.

Cornell Research Website Article

An Architect’s Lens on Societal Wellbeing