Patrick Uwajeh

Patrick Uwajeh
Eastern Mediterranean University · Faculty of Architecture

Ph.D. Architecture.

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Introduction
My Primary research focuses on the innovative approach of evidence-based design theories in architecture, healthy and Sustainable environmental designs, as well as the therapeutic use of Gardens in healthcare facilities. My secondary research interest explores other complementary therapies for rehabilitation hospital environment such as art and art therapy.
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March 2015 - July 2019
Eastern Mediterranean University
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  • PhD

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Publications (19)
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Housing in Africa before colonization reflects the culture and tradition of the region and people. Today, due to globalization; acclimatization, which is the effect of colonization, housing patterns and forms in Igbo land has been transformed into something similar to those of the western world. This transformation in building pattern has impacted...
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Healthcare designs have experienced tremendous growth in innovative design approaches and design practice including evidence-based design (EBD). Designers have moved progressively closer to the future, taking into consideration the needs of users and new dimensions in the changing landscape of healthcare. EBD has made remarkable imprints in healthc...
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Evidence-based design strategies can improve stress-free environments in healthcare, by emphasizing strategic opportunities to influence the design of health facilities. Evidence-based design (EBD) as a tool for healthcare planning is a method that began in healthcare having a general-purpose of providing evidence-based medicine. It involved Gather...
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Purpose: The first half of this paper documents the role of nature in healthcare environments and its impact on wellness, with a particular focus on gardens. The second half presents a scientific evaluation of the role of gardens as a therapeutic intervention to optimise the clinical outcomes in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia,...
Preprint
Purpose: This paper extends previous works to include the role of therapeutic gardens in the healing environment as an intervention for bettering the clinical outcomes of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, the positive impact of healing gardens and the innovative application of technologies with nature, for promoting cognitive rehabilitation in thi...
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This review offers a perspective on the role landscape and gardening play in urban settings from a socio-cultural, and ecological dimension. The practice of cultivating in gardens, parks and vacant lots, creates community spaces, and are increasingly becoming important to peoples’ experience of social and cultural wellbeing. In recent times, this h...
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Public spaces especially public parks provide an important avenue for social interaction and points of contact amongst residents and visitors in a neighbourhood. The manner in which people view their park experiences in public space has a lot to tell about the spatial organization and planning of park facilities. Certainly, taking an in-depth study...
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We live in a world characterized by the use of media and in the near future everything will be based on multimedia, and architectural pedagogy will not be an exception. Multimedia has a huge role to play in Architectural Education. Education is the knowledge and skill obtained or developed by a learning process; nothing is taught, unless it is lear...
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It is essential for the 21st century generation of students to be equipped with proficient visual skills and the need to use visual methods for teaching design in architectural undergraduate studies cannot be overemphasized. Photographs are used for analytic illustrations and case study presentations mainly in architecture. However, utilizing photo...
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The study highlights the present condition of an existing wetland district, as affected by migration. Its examined the now popularly known student environment within three (3) time steps, 1986, 1999 and 2013 respectively, placing these as the actor for the relative change in land-use. A multiple research method was applied, using data sourced via s...
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Purpose: The aim of this review is to document the role of physical environmental factors in clinical environments and their impact on patients and staff wellness with a particular focus on physical and mental healthcare. Methods: Data sources comprised relevant English language articles and the results of literature search of ISI Web of Knowled...
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ABSTRACT It is essential for the 21st century generation of students to be equipped with proficient visual skills and the need to use visual methods for teaching design in architectural undergraduate studies cannot be overemphasized. Photographs are used for analytic illustrations and case study presentations mainly in architecture. However, utiliz...
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Studies have revealed a certain growth towards the south in most cities around the world. Evident in geographic maps, there is an obvious growth towards the southern part of Nicosia as well. As such, we propose our conceptual design to create a balance in growth toward the northern direction. Inspired by the concept of unification, the proposal int...
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Studies have revealed positive evidence of the use of art therapy programs and visual art works to facilitate the healing process of patients and staff in healthcare facilities. These researches have highlighted a strong link between the content of the images and their impact on the reactions of patients to pain, stress and anxiety. In this regard,...

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