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Phil Waite

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Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Educational Background

MA, Architecture, University of Idaho, 1998
BS, Landscape Architecture, Washington State University, 1983


Biography

Phil Waite is an associate professor at Utah State University in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning since 2011. He earned a Master of Arts in Architecture from the University of Idaho, a BSLA from Washington State University, and is a Registered Landscape Architect. He was the creator and Director of the Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Display Garden while at WSU.

Teaching Interests

Phil is responsible for key MLA and BLA courses in construction, materials, planting design and sustainable practices. He will also head the development of LAEP's forthcoming "Landscape Field Studio," an outdoor, hands-on laboratory for research and teaching related to construction and site design.

Research Interests

Phil Waite's scholarly interests include sustainable design and development, campus planning, and landscapes as communication media, especially pertaining to marketing. He has served as a member of the National Academy of Environmental Design, and is sought after nationally as an expert on issues pertaining to campus design, planning and marketing. He is author of the “Non-Architect’s Guide to the Design Process" and recently served as Principal Designer for the Almaty Botanical Garden in Almaty, Kazakhstan, a Soviet-era botanical garden. The project supported three MSLA graduate students who made multiple trips to Kazakhstan, and were funded through a $250,000 grant for travel, design, and construction of the garden.


Contact Information

Office Hours: Tu 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Go toOffice Location: UR 122A
DialPhone: 435-797-0504
SendEmail: ps.waite@usu.edu

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Books

  • Waite, P., (2005). The Non-Architect’s Guide to Major Capital Projects. Society for College and University Planning
  • Book Chapters

  • Waite, P., (2014). Reading Campus Landscapes: The Physical University. Routledge *
  • Waite, P., (2006). Stewardship and Accountability in Planning, Design, and Construction of Campus Facilities: Non-Architect’s Guide to the Design Process. APPA
  • Waite, P., (2006). The Built Environment: Creative Inquiry Into Design and Planning, 2nd Ed.: Campus Planning. John Wiley & Sons
  • Waite, P., (2005). Sustainable Gardens and Landscapes: The Master Gardener Handbook: Fire-Wise Landscape Design for Residences. Washington State University
  • Waite, P., (2005). Sustainable Gardens and Landscapes: The Master Gardener Handbook: Sustainability in the Garden. Washington State University

* Has not been peer reviewed

Publications - Fact Sheets

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Curriculum

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

        Professional Journal

      • Waite, P., (2003). Another View of Sustainability on Campus: Applying Firey’s Theory of Natural Resource Use. . Planning for Higher Education, 31:3

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Literary Journal

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - MultiMedia

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Technical Reports

            Other Reports

          • Waite, P., (2002). Master Planning Report for the Research Display Gardens at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center.
          • Waite, P., (2000). University of Idaho Long-Range Campus Development Plan.
          • Waite, P., (1999). Student Recreation Center Project Planning Guide, University of Idaho.
          • Waite, P., (1997). Agricultural Biotechnology Laboratory Project Planning Guide, University of Idaho.
          • Waite, P., (1996). Idaho Commons and Teaching and Learning Center Project Planning Guide.
          • Waite, P., (1995). North Campus Master Plan, University of Idaho.
          • Waite, P., (1993). Administration Lawn Master Plan, University of Idaho.
          • Waite, P., (1991). Parking Improvements Master Plan, University of Idaho.

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Translations & Transcripts

            Publications - Other

              * Has not been peer reviewed

              Scheduled Teaching

              LAEP 4110 - Landscape Construction II, Spring 2017

              LAEP 4150 - Field Studio Experience, Fall 2016

              LAEP 3500 - Planting Design, Fall 2016

              LAEP 6930 - Reading Seminar II, Fall 2016

              LAEP 6960 - Masters Project, Spring 2016

              LAEP 6930 - Reading Seminar II, Spring 2016

              LAEP 4900, 6900 - Special Problems, Spring 2016

              LAEP 4150 - Field Studio Experience, Fall 2015

              LAEP 3500 - Planting Design, Fall 2015

              LAEP 6350 - Planting Design for Sustainability, Fall 2015

              LAEP 3610 - Landscape Construction II, Spring 2015

              LAEP 4150 - Field Studio Experience, Fall 2014

              LAEP 3500,6350 - Planting Design, Fall 2014

              LAEP 3610 - Landscape Construction II, Spring 2014

              LAEP 4150 - Field Studio Experience, Fall 2013

              LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Fall 2013

              LAEP 3500,6350 - Planting Design, Fall 2013

              LAEP 3610 - Landscape Construction II, Spring 2013

              LAEP 6930 - Reading Seminar II, Spring 2013

              LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Fall 2012

              LAEP 3500,6350 - Planting Design, Fall 2012

              LAEP 3610 - Construction II, Spring 2012

              LAEP 4130 - Emerging Areas in Landscape Architecture, Spring 2012

              LAEP 6930 - Graduate Readings Seminar, Spring 2012

              LAEP 3610 - Landscape Construction II, Spring 2012

              LAEP 4350 - Travel Course, Spring 2012

              LAEP 4350,6550 - Travel Course, Spring 2012

              LAEP 6550 - Travel Course (Graduate), Spring 2012

              LAEP 3600 - Landscape Materials, Fall 2011

              LAEP 3500,6350 - Planting Design, Fall 2011


              Creative Works - Exhibitions

                      Creative Works - Other

                      • Walker Residence, LAEP - Consultation, - 2009

                      Graduate Students Mentored

                      Matthew Starley, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, October 2016
                      Wayne Honker, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, July 2016
                      Keni Althouse, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, November 2013 - May 2015
                      Daniel Schultz, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, September 2011 - December 2012