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Randall Teal

Randall Teal


Office: AAN 206
Phone: (208) 885-6149
Email: rteal@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
Chair Architecture Program

With UI Since 2006


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Design pedagogy
    • Continental philosophy and architectural theory
  • Biography
    Randall Teal is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho. His pedagogical and research interests are in design fundamentals and architectural theory with a significant influence from Continental thought. His writing focuses primarily on understanding and promoting situated dialogue between creative processes and the built environment.
  • Selected Publications
    • Teal, Randall. “An Inquiry into an Architecture of the Ungrounded,” Architecture and Ideas, (2011): 50-67.
    • Teal, Randall. “Foundational History: An Integrated Approach to Basic Design, History, and Theory,” JAE: The Journal of Architectural Education 64, No. 2. (March 2011): 37-45.
    • Teal, Randall. “Developing a (Nonlinear) Practice of Design Thinking,” The International Journal of Art & Design Education 29.3 (2010): 294-302.
    • Teal, Randall. “The Process of Place: A Temporal View of Sustainability in the Built Environment,” Journal of Environmental Philosophy 7:1, (Spring 2010): 63-78.
    • Teal, Randall. “Dismantling the Built Drawing: Working with Mood in Architectural Design,” The International Journal of Art & Design Education 29.1 (2010): 8-16.
    • Teal, Randall. “Residual Meaning: Assembling Thick Urbanism,” Berkeley Planning Journal 22: The City as Problem Space, (2009):126-137.
    • Teal, Randall. “Coming Clean: Owning Up to the Real Demands of a Sustainable Existence,” Monu 11: Clean Urbanism, (2009): 18-23.
    • Teal, Randall. “Improvisation as Design Dialogue: Discovering a Language Beyond Words,” ARCC Journal 5, No.1 (2008) (published in May 2009): 25-33.
    • Teal, Randall. “Between the Strange and the Familiar: A Journey with the Motel,” PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture 3, No. 2 (2008): 71-91.
    • Teal, Randall. “Immaterial Structures: Encountering the Extra-Ordinary in the Everyday,” JAE: The Journal of Architectural Education 62, No. 2 (2008): 14-23.
    • Teal, Randall. “Placing the Fourfold: Topology as Environmental Design,” Footprint: Delft School of Design Journal 3 (2008): 65-78.
    • Teal, Randall. “Building-In-Place,” PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture 3, No. 1 (2008): 134-158.
    • Teal, Randall. “The Question Concerning Sustainability,” Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture 10.

    Design and Art Projects

    • Above the Rim Gallery, Group Show, 11 pieces, Moscow, Idaho, January 2009
    • In(n) and Out of Nowhere, group show at Cougarland Motel, “Dido and Aeneas,” Pullman, Washington, March 2007

    Referreed Creative Works

    • Semi-finalist, Idaho Triennial Art Show, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, Summer 2007
    • Art Exhibit, 3 photo montage/poems, Rebuild Louisiana: A Call for Help, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, September - November 2006
    • Art Publication, 5 Photo montage/poems, published in edited collection, Rebuild Louisiana, 2006
    • Competition Exhibit, BSA Unbuilt Architecture, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2006
  • Outreach Projects
    • Exploring possibilities for establishing a memorial and/or museum dedicated to WW 2 Pacific Theater prisoners of war. Bremerton P.O.W. Memorial/Museum, Bremerton, WA, Spring 2007.
  • Awards and Honors
    • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Art & Design Education, 2010-present
    • Student Work Exhibited, Arch Daily, http://www.archdaily.com/165493/living-city-2035-challenge-competition-proposal-university-of-idaho
    • Studio Instructor/Project Advisor for: Luke Ivers, Molly Culbertson, Scott Shores, and Rob Beusan, winners of $5000 cash award, for their entry "Coeur d'Alene After the Reign" in the Living City 2035 Design Competition, 2011
    • Grant sponsor for Patrick Frome ($756), University of Idaho Student Initiated Sustainability Grant, 2009 for University of Idaho Housing Dual-flush toilet retrofit, Moscow, Idaho, 2010
    • Honorarium, MIT Press (peer reviewer for book manuscript, Heidegger, Place, and Philosophy: Essays in Topology and Hermeneutics, by Jeffrey Malpas), March 2010
    • Finalist, JAE Best Article Award 2010, for: Teal, Randall. “Immaterial Structures: Encountering the Extra-Ordinary in the Everyday,” JAE: The Journal of Architectural Education 62, No. 2 (2008): 14-23.
    • Grant sponsor for Ryan Beitz ($3000), University of Idaho Student Initiated Sustainability Grant, 2009 for University of Idaho Housing Sustainable Bike Shelter, Moscow, Idaho, 2009
    • Paul G. Windley Faculty Excellence and Development Award, University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture, Moscow, Idaho, 2008
    • Grant, University of Idaho Small Travel Grant, 2008
    • Faculty Mentor, AIAS winning video submission for the “Architecture 2030 Challenge”, Moscow, Idaho, 2008
    • Outstanding Architecture Faculty of the Year, University of Idaho, awarded by AIAS, Moscow, Idaho, 2006-2007

      *For a complete listing of research, exhibits, publications and honors, view Randy Teal's full CV.

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