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William M Taylor

Professor, BArch Louisiana, GradDipAA(Hist. & Th.) ArchAssocGS(Lond.), PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

19932018
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Personal profile

Biography

Professor William M (Bill) Taylor obtained a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from Louisiana State University (1984) and a Graduate Diploma (History & Theory) from the Architectural Association (London 1987). He obtained a PhD from the University of Western Australia (1994). He has been a member of staff at UWA since May 1989, becoming Professor in August 2007. He has been a Registered Architect in the State of Florida, USA since 1986.

Bill is a founding member of the Visual & Building Cultures (V&BC) research group in the School of Design at UWA.

Roles and responsibilities

Professor Taylor has served as his School's first Discipline Chair (Architecture), Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Associate Dean (Research and Research Training), Graduate Research Coordinator, and Member of the University Promotions and Tenure Committee

Research

History and theories of the built environment

(Interdisciplinary and humanities research)

Buildings in social and political contexts
Philosophy and architecture
Architecture, ships and the sea
Catastrophe and disaster studies

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Research Output 1993 2018

Architecture, Environment, History: Questions and Consequences

Barber, D. A., Stickells, L., Ryan, D. J., Koehler, M., Leach, A., Goad, P., van der Plaat, D., Keys, C., Karim, F. & Taylor, W. M., 4 May 2018, In : Architectural Theory Review. 22, 2, p. 249-286 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

History
Architectural Historian
Conceptual Framework
Historical Analysis
Environmental History

Philosophy of Architecture

Taylor, W. M. & Levine, M. P., 2018, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
Philosophy
Ethical Issues
Aesthetics
Philosopher
Theorists

Science facts and space fictions: Making room for the frontiersman, soldier, and scientist in the space laboratory

Sully, N., Taylor, W. & O'Halloran, S., 2018, Laboratory lifestyles: The construction of scientific fictions. Kaji-O'Grady, S., Smith, C. L. & Hughes, R. (eds.). Cambridge MA: The MIT Press, p. 195-217 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Soldiers
Fiction
History
Lifestyle
Imagining

Assembling Ruin: Rubble Photography of the 1908 Messina Earthquake

Taylor, W., 2016, In : Transformations. 28, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photography
Earthquake
Ruin
Disaster
Seismology

Digging and Pilfering: Spatio-Juridical and Moral Economies of Gold Stealing in Western Australia (c1906)

Taylor, W., 2016, SAHANZ 2016: Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand. Brennan, A. & Goad, P. (eds.). Australia: The Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), Vol. 33. p. 670-677 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

gold
labor
crime
metallurgy
industrialization

Projects 1999 2014