UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Sheila Bosch

Assistant Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Interior Design
Phone Number: (325) 294-1439

Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology


IND 5937 Readings in Design Studies

Biographical Information:


• Evidence-based Design
• Healthcare Design
• Design of Learning Environments
• Design for Older Adults
Teaching Focus
• Environment-behavior research
• Research methods
• Graduate seminar


Sheila Bosch is an assistant professor in the department of Interior Design and an accomplished evidence-based design researcher. In 2014, she was named top researcher by Healthcare Design magazine’s HCD10 awards for her significant contributions to healthcare design, and she is an accomplished author and speaker in that domain. Before coming to the University of Florida, Sheila served as the Director of Research for Gresham, Smith and Partners, an international architecture, engineering and interior design firm, where she supported planners and designers in enhancing quality, safety and efficiency in healthcare settings. At UF, Sheila continues to direct original, empirical research to advance our understanding of the role of the built environment in improving health-related outcomes, with a particular focus on behavioral health, neonatal intensive care unit design, patient-centered medical homes, and design for older adults. Additionally, Sheila focuses her energy on evaluating how the design of learning environments may improve teaching and learning outcomes. Sheila is a member of the Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition, a Trustee for the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation, and serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed publications.


Sheila Bosch