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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

Architecture Department Chair Hazel R. Edwards Elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners

Fri, February 16, 2018

Architecture Department Chair Hazel R. Edwards has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) and will be inducted on April 22, 2018 at the 2018 Induction Ceremony in New Orleans. Read More >>

Assistant Professor Farhana Ferdous Awarded AAHF Research Grant

Fri, February 9, 2018

Joining Howard University in Fall 2017 as an assistant professor in the department of architecture, Dr. Ferdous has already been awarded a research grant by the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation (AAHF). Read More >>

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