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Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

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Philip Mead

Phillip G. Mead


Office: AAS 307
Phone: (208) 301-0529
Email: pmead@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Architecture and Interior Design Program
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, ID 83844-2451

College of Art & Architecture
Architecture and Interior Design program
Associate Professor
Architecture Associate Program Coordinator

Home Town: Twin Falls, Idaho, USA
With UI Since 2002


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Neuro Aesthetics in Architecture
    • Historical Health Design Issues
    • Health and Sustainable Design Issues
    • Beginning Design Pedagogy
  • Biography

    Administratively, Phillip Mead is an associate architecture program coordinator at the University of Idaho's College of Art and Architecture. He currently teaches Architectural History, Environmental Control Systems, Design Studio and a Wellness and Design seminar for the college as well. While at the University of Texas, Phillip studied and worked under Charles W. Moore who was an early pioneer of the Postmodern Architecture Movement.  He has also contributed to the San Diego works of Antoine Predock and Bertram Goodhue.  He has formerly taught at the Newschool of Architecture in San Diego and Texas Tech University.  His current research examines wellness issues in design which encompasses a range of disciplines from environmental control systems to architectural history.

  • Selected Publications
    • “Salutogenic Environments: The use of culture, light and water for the promotion of health” in World Health Design Journal, International Academy for Design and Health, Stockholm, April 2012, Volume 5, Number 2, pp 60-67
    • “Unhealthy Energy Conservation Practices” in The Green Braid, New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 2007, pp. 153-159
    • “The Impact of Stair and Elevator Design on Daily Exercise,” in Design and Health IV: Future Trends in Healthcare Design, International Academy for Design and Health, Hudinge, Sweden, 2006, pp. 269 – 275
    • “Increasing Outdoor Interactions,” in Design and Health III: Health Promotion through Environmental Design, Alan Delani (Ed) International Academy for Design and Health, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004, pp. 177-181
    • “Light, emotion and design” in Design and Emotion, D. McDonough, P. Hekkert, J. Van Erp and D. Gyi (Eds), London, Taylor and Francis Group. 2004 pp. 48-52, New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 2007, pp. 153-159


    *See CV for a full list of projects and publications.

  • Research Projects
    • “Aesthetic Presences within Greek Asclepieion Hospitals.” Paper given at the 1st Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Symposium in Mt. Angel, Oregon, March, 09.
    • “The Formation of Sun Valley and the Influential Role of Early 20th Century Environmental Health Practices.” Paper to be given at the Vernacular Architecture Forum in Butte, Montana, June 2009.
    • "The Health Related Significance of Urban Spaces and Buildings that Encourage Outdoor Recreation and Lingering." Paper presentation to the 45th International Making Cities Livable Conference on June 2007, Portland, Oregon
  • Outreach Projects
    • "The Buhl Wall Project." Buhl Trout Fish Sculpture in Buhl, Idaho, 2003-2007

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A building is not an end in itself; it frames, articulates, structures (and) gives significance… Architecture reflects, materializes and eternalizes ideas and images of ideal life. Juhani Paalasma, Eyes of the Skin