David Ejeh

Fulbright Research Scholar

David is a Fulbright visiting research scholar from Nigeria. He is persuaded that designed space connotes a unique social context which designers should consistently consider. His interest focuses on the relationships between designed spaces and social networks in healthcare settings and processes. David is intrigued by the role organizational culture plays in crafting such relationships in the built environment of health facilities. His doctoral study focused on the connection between hospital design spaces and communication patterns in hospital settings. Space syntax theory, methodology, and social network analysis formed the link in his study of spatial layout and communication patterns in hospital settings. David is excited about his time at SimTigrate Design Lab. He is passionate about contributing his unique perspectives to the team (SimTigrate Design Lab) and adding to existing architecture and behavioral research knowledge. Also, David seeks to expand his knowledge on Evidence-based design in healthcare environments, space syntax theory, and methods in behavioral research. David is a registered architect in Nigeria and a faculty member at the Department of Architecture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Outside research, he is a music enthusiast who plays the drum set, bass guitar, and keyboard (beginner), which he uses to engage younger people in his local community. He is married to Margaret and has two children, Joshua and Hannah.