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William W.
Taylor

Contact

Phone: 
202-806 4414
Email: 
w_taylor@howard.edu

Faculty Details

Rank: 
Associate Professor
Education: 

Master of Science in Architectural Theory &Criticism
Thesis: “The Transactions of Place Making: An Examination of Interactions between Place Making and the Maintenance of Identity “ [400] pages).
Bachelor of Science in Architecture [professional degree, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. 1971
Architecture (professional program - Kansas State University [professional program], Manhattan, KS, Architecture, 1960-1962
University of Kansas [professional program] Lawrence, KS. 1959-1960

Speciality: 

Advanced Architectural Design Studio
Contemporary Architectural Theory [Post-Structuralist Phenomenology]

Research: 

" Perceptual Experience of Place and the construction and maintenance of Individual & Collective Identity
" Design Process and the structural aspects of Improvisation
" Phenomenological Mapping - Developing tools for the recovery of collective identities through the reconstruction and analysis of local site narratives; Demonstration site - historically African American Community located in North Atchison, Kansas.

Subjects Taught: 

" Design Communications
" Design III
" Design VII
" Design VIII [Thesis]
" Thesis Preparation
" Survey of Contemporary Architectural Theory]
" History/Theory III
" Public Issues
" Construction Documents

Detailed Information

About Me: 

A design award-winning architect, with over 40 years of practice experience including 30 years as a principal designer, Professor Taylor has taught advances courses in design and theory at the University of Massachusetts, the University of /Cincinnati, Hampton University, and Howard University. For the past twenty years Mr. Taylor has been an independent architectural design consultant.

From 2000-2003 Professor Taylor held the position of Chair of the Department of Architecture at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He is presently Associate Professor of Architecture Design and Theory at Howard. His primary theoretical, writing, research and practice focus on improvisational/collaborative design process and the phenomenology of place and place located identity.

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Commemorating the Life of Alumnus and Former Operating Dean Jerome W. Lindsey

Fri, January 18, 2019

Alumnus and former Operating Dean Jerome W. Lindsey, Jr. passed away on New Year’s Day. Lindsey leaves behind a legacy of community engagement and activism, passionate learning and teaching, and paving the way for black architects and planners.Read More >>

Architecture Alumni Among Top Five Finalists for Parliament Design Competition in Kingston, Jamaica

Tue, January 8, 2019

Our finalist team, GSA Architects and Planners, led by Jamaican architect Guenet Anderson, includes Howard architecture alumni Leland Edgecombe, AIA, ASLA, AICP, CNU (B.Arch. 1978), Emerson Hamilton, AIA (B.Arch. 1979, M.Arch. 1982), Emmanuel Mdingi, AIA (B.Arch. 1996), and Nicholette Gordon (B.Arch. 2016). Read More >>

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