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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.

News

AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October 17, 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October 4, 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>

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