Kent Spreckelmeyer, D.Arch., FAIA directs the Health & Wellness Program, coordinates the internship experience, and teaches design studios. His primary focus in higher education has been the study of the relationships between human well-being and the built environment. He was awarded a 2009 W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching for recognition of his work in the classroom, studio, and graduate seminars.
Professor Spreckelmeyer has consulted on more than fifty architectural projects in workplace and healthcare facilities in partnership with Frank Zilm & Associates. He has directed a number of research projects in family-practice and emergency settings with students from the architecture and design programs at Kansas. He serves on the editorial board for the AIA/AHA Journal. He has also served on the editorial boards for Environment & Behavior, the Journal of Architectural Education, Health Environments Research & Design Journal, and the Journal of Architectural and Planning Research.
He has co-authored five books that advance architectural knowledge by integrating new theories and methods of research into the design process, including The Space Planner Toolkit (with Frank Zilm), an approach to architectural programming that uses personal-computing programs as a way to organize and rationalize pre-design data in healthcare facilities. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, conference presentations, and invited guest lectures.
He holds a post-graduate diploma from the University of London and a doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the Environmental Design Research Association.