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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

Bui Receives Honorable Mention in eVolo Magazine 2018 Skyscraper Competition

Fri, April 27, 2018

Fourth year Architecture student Huy Bui's project receives one of twenty-seven honorable mentions out of 526 projects that were submitted to the eVolo Magazine 2018 Skyscraper Competition. Read More >>

Architecture and Computer Science Students Collab on Howard West Design

Fri, March 30, 2018

The architectural design process of Howard West is underway. Architect Danish Kurani, in partnership with Google, Inc., led the Vision Workshop in the Howard H. Mackey Building yesterday to gauge computer science students' learning space needs directly through students' thoughts and suggestions. Read More >>

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