Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes, the School of Architecture

Short biography

Byron Mikellides is currently Emeritus Professor at the Oxford School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, where he has been teaching since 1968. He has published several books including Colour for Architecture (1976) and Colour for Architecture Today (2009) with Tom Porter, and Architecture for People (1980). He has also contributed to several books, scientific journals and papers over the years, and lectured in various countries particularly in USA and Scandinavia. He is also a reviewer of refereed journals and PhD examiner. Byron ran 3 compulsory modules in Architectural Psychology and Colour Psychology in years 1, 2, and 3 in the degree course and optional modules in the Diploma from 1968 till 2008. He was Admissions Tutor at the School for over 30 years, as well as being a member of various committees at the School including being the Secretary of the Doric Club representing the architectural Alumni. He is also a former member of Directors of IAPS (International Association of People Environment Studies), a committee member of the Colour Group of Great Britain and an Honorary member of the Portuguese Colour Association. He organised the Exhibition of Antonio Gaudi, in Oxford in 1983 and the ‘Colours of Savannah’ in Georgia, USA in 1996 for the Olympic Games. His most recent works include chapters in books such as Jane Wernick’s Building Happiness (2010) on architectural psychology and Janet Best’s Colour Design - Theory and Applications (2017).