Texas Tech University

Julie Zook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Architecture, The Georgia Institute of Technology
M. Arch, University of Minnesota
B.A. in English Literature, University of Minnesota

Dr. Julie Zook's research is mainly focused on developing morphological models aimed at gaining insights on society and architectural space. In the College of Architecture, Julie teaches on analytical methods in architecture and on typological approaches to healthcare design. Together with Kerstin Sailer (University College London), she has recently published the co-edited book “The Covert Life of Hospital Architecture,” which presents new research and reflective essays on design and the social logic of hospitals.

A member of the board of the TTU Humanities Center, Julie is currently working with Jacob Baum (TTU History) to build campus-wide initiatives that bring focus to the built environment and health humanities. Julie's dissertation developed a perceptual approach to urban typology based on the analysis of film. She is currently extending this and other analytical and interpretive approaches to healthcare research, scholarship, and design.

Outside the university, Julie is a trustee and the research chair for the Foundation for Health Environments Research, a grant-making organization that supports research on health care environments. She also works with architectural firms to integrate hospital outcomes data into their design approaches through her consultancy, Spatial Form.


Room 605C
T/Tr 10:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Images: student work of John Darnell, Ian DuPont, José González, Zack Morris, Logan Patton, and Salvador Sánchez.