Bhattacharjee - Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture


Dr. Suchismita Bhattacharjee

Suchismita Bhattacharjee


Virginia Polytechnic Institute
PhD, Environmental Design and Planning

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MS, Building Construction

Michigan State University
MS, Construction Management

Jadavpur University
BS, Architecture


Dr. Suchi Bhattacharjee serves as Associate Dean of Academic and College Administration for Gibbs College. She also holds the position of associate professor and graduate liaison within the Division of Interior Design at the University of Oklahoma. Her academic journey began with an undergraduate degree in Architecture from India, followed by an MS in Construction Science from Michigan State University and a PhD in Environmental Design and Planning from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Since 2013, she has been a valued member of the University of Oklahoma faculty. Prior to joining the university, she served as an assistant professor of construction management at Ball State University, Indiana, for three years.

Dr. Bhattacharjee’s research focuses primarily on indoor environmental quality and the well-being of occupants within the built environment. Throughout her career, she has contributed to over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Over the past six years, Dr. Bhattacharjee has been actively collaborating with interdisciplinary researchers and community partners to facilitate the successful integration of refugees into host communities, with a strong emphasis on promoting healthy living and creating welcoming spaces. Notably, she is one of the co-founders of the OU Humanitarian Innovation Research Group (HIRG), a transdisciplinary research team dedicated to developing an effective refugee resettlement model that benefits both host and refugee communities within the United States, while also considering a broader global context.

Professional Credentials

LEED AP, US Green Building Council (2019 – Present).

Certified Aging in Place Specialist, National Association of Home Builders (2020 – Present).

Green Globes Professional (GGP), The Green Building Initiative  (2016 – Present).

Green AP, Sustainable Furnishings Council (December 2016 – Present).

Selected Publications

Yi, Y. J., & Bhattacharjee, S. (2023). 3D Virtual Site Visit as an Alternative to On-Site Experience in Interior Design Education. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 28(1), 100-113.

Bhattacharjee, S., & Corbett, C. N. (2023). Housing condition and preferences of refugee immigrants in Dallas, TX. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 4, 100-150.

Bhattacharjee, S. (2020). Improving Indoor Air (3rd ed., vol. 36, pp. 48). Interior Sources.

Bhattacharjee, S. (2019) “Using a Hybrid Pedagogical Method in Undergraduate Interior Design Education.” Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 24(2), 93-109.

Bhattacharjee, S., Langar, S., and Everett, B. (2017). “Assessing the Resilience of LEED Certified Facilities in Oklahoma.” Proceedings of Architectural Engineering Institute Conference 2017, April 11-13, Oklahoma City, OK.

Bhattacharjee, S. (2016). “Energy Consumption: Role of Human Behavior” Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology. 10.1081.

Reed, E., Bhattacharjee, S. and Pober, E. (2015) “The LED Technology: A Review of Effects on Indoor Lighting and Fixture Design”. The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, 8(3), 27.

Bhattacharjee, S., Reichard, G., McCoy, A. P., Pearce, A. R., & Beliveau, Y. (2014) “Identification of Elements to Control and Regulate Residential Energy Consumption”, Advances in Building Energy Research, 8(2), 1-22.

Bhattacharjee, S., Ghosh, S., Young-Corbett, D., and Fiori, C. (2013). “Comparison of Industry Expectations and Student Perceptions of Knowledge and Skills Required for Construction Career Success.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research. 9(1), 19-38.


Teaching Award, College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma (August 2022)

Service Award, College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma (August 2021)

Service Award, Interior Design Educators Council (March 2019)

Outstanding Educator, College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma (January 2019)

Outstanding Service, College of Architecture, University of Oklahoma (September 2016)

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Bhattacharjee, S(PI) and Akter, S (Co-PI), “Child friendly spaces (CFSs), human and socio-economic capital.” Sponsored by Gibbs College of Architecture, The University of Oklahoma, $5,300 (April 2023 – present).

Ruan, J.(PI), Bhattacharjee, S.(Co-PI) and Noyori-Corbett, C.(Co-PI), “Using Digital Storytelling to Support Language and Literacy Development of Afghan Refugee Women.” Sponsored by Institute of Community and Society Transformation, The University of Oklahoma, $7950. (February 2023 – Present).

Bhattacharjee, S.(PI), Noyori-Corbett, C.(Co-PI), Frantz, R. H.(Co-PI), “Assessment of Myanmar Refugee Living Conditions,” Sponsored by Gibbs College of Architecture, The University of Oklahoma, $5,000. (December 2021 – Present).

Noyori-Corbett, C.(PI), Bhattacharjee, S.(Co-PI), Abbas, J. M.(Co-PI), Ra, C.(Co-PI), Ruan, J.(Co-PI), Wang, Q.(Co-PI), Wang, Y.(Co-PI), “Large Scale/Significant Impact Research Incentive Award,” Sponsored by Vice President for Research & Partnerships, The University of Oklahoma, $7,189. (December 2021 – December 2022).

Noyori-Corbett, C., Abbas, J., Bhattacharjee, S., Frantz, R., Lee, S., Ra, K., Ruan, J., Wang, Q., Wang, Y., Wavering, T., “Creation of Sustainable and Holistic Refugee Resettlement Model” Sponsored by Data Institute of Societal Challenges, The University of Oklahoma, $20,000 (May 2021 – December 2021).

Bigelow, B. F., Bloom, B., Bhattacharjee, S., Ghosh, S., “Advancing Home Building at The University of Oklahoma,” Sponsored by National Housing Endowment, Non Profit, $95,600 (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2022).

Bhattacharjee, S., Noyori-Corbett, C., “An Analysis of the Perceived Health of Living Environments for Resettlement Among Myanmar Refugees Residing in the Vickery Meadow community of Dallas, Texas,” Sponsored by College of Architecture, The University of Oklahoma, $5,000.00 (August 2017 – December 2018).