John Blood

Distinguished Senior Lecturer

John Blood's multi-faceted work unifies ideal concept and theory with the reality of production, expanding the applications of architectural knowledge into new realms and affirming the role of design in worlds both real and imagined.

As a designer for film, he creates worlds that bring stories to life. He has collaborated as concept illustrator, set designer, and art director on numerous feature films and television series by notable filmmakers including Terrence Malick, Mike Judge, Robert Rodriguez, and Taylor Sheridan. He has created visions of dystopian future worlds for television programs including NBC’s Revolution, HBO’s The Leftovers, Fear the Walking Dead and Tales of the Walking Dead, and has designed settings for historical dramas including The Son based on the Pulitzer Prize finalist novel by Philipp Meyer, and 1883, The Bass Reeves Story, part of the Yellowstone television series.

Blood is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is a principal at Danze Blood Architects. His practice is linked with his scholarship and is a means of integrating practice and theory and their powerful connection with space, design and construction. Danze Blood Architects has designed numerous award-winning projects both built and unbuilt including the T3 parking structure and Saints Peter and Paul Chapel.

As an educator, he teaches a comprehensive view of design creating a cross-disciplinary conversation that teaches students to see connections and consider how their knowledge can be used in inspiring ways.  He is a recipient of the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, twice recipient of the UT School of Architecture Outstanding Teacher Award (Studio), and the Texas Excellence Teaching Award.

He earned a BArch from the University of Texas at Austin and MArch from Yale University. He has taught concurrently at both Yale and UT for over thirty years and has also taught in the department of Radio Television and Film at UT.


  • B.Arch., The University of Texas at Austin, 1981
  • M.Arch., Yale University, 1987
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Office: GOL 3.106 

  • Visual Communications
  • Graduate Architectural Drawing
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Design

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