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William Galloway

Associate Professor

William Galloway has been a member of the faculty in the Architecture program at Virginia Tech since 1988. He has received the College’s University Certificate of Teaching Excellence twice (1995 & 2005), as well as the School’s J. Stoeckel Design Lab Teaching Excellence Award twice (2015 & 2021). He has been involved in multiple design research projects, including the design and construction of the college’s Research + Demonstration Facility (with Profs. Jack Davis and Bob Schubert), 1987-1994. From 1998 to 2003, he chaired the Graduate Architecture Program, and he served as the Director of the School of Architecture + Design from 2011 to 2014. Galloway’s current teaching and research focuses on building materials and construction methods and on the 19th century roots of 20th century innovations in architectural education, as well as how these influence contemporary teaching practice in architecture and design.

Building materials and construction methods, 19th century roots of 20th century innovations in architectural education, Contemporary teaching practice in architecture and design

ARCH 3015-16: Architecture III
ARCH 3045: Building Assemblies
ARCH 3054: Building Analysis
ARCH 4515-16: Architecture V
ARCH 4514: Thesis Inquiry
ARCH 4524: Thesis Documentation

Scarpaci, J. L., W. Galloway, and K. Kolivras. “Engineering Paradise: Marketing the Dominican Republic’s Last Frontier,” a chapter in Stanley D. Brunn (Ed.) Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. (New York: Springer, 2011)

Galloway, W., “Ruskin’s Road Reconsidered: Lessons for Students and Teachers of Art and Architecture,” presented at the conference, “Persistent Ruskin – Aesthetics, Education, Social Theory 1870-1914” at the Ruskin Centre at Lancaster University, Lancaster, England, in July 2008.

Galloway, W., “Ruskin’s Road: Architecture and the Object of Work,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 1996 Annual Meeting Proceedings, Spring 1996, pp. 539-543.

Galloway, W., and Davis, A. J., “A [Research + Demonstration] Building,” Contemporary Themes in Architectural Research, Architectural Research Centers Consortium, January 1995, pp. 2-7.

Davis, A. J., and Galloway, W., “The Place of Research in Architectural Education,” ACSA 1992 European Conference Proceedings, Summer 1992, pp. 188-192.

Co-investigator (15%; with Geography Profs. Joe Scarpaci and Korine Kolivras), Sponsor: Radiance Technologies and a consortium of universities coordinated through the American Geographic Society’s Bowman Expedition Program – “Global GIS Place-Based Field Research in the Antilles” (Collaborative Environmental Management in Caribbean Tourist Regions: Linking Geographic Scales of Analysis and Public-Private Partnerships to Foster Sustainable Development and Regional Security), 2007-08

Principal Investigator, “Design of a New Sustainable Health Center for the Community of Verón in the Dominican Republic,” a Collaborative Project between the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design and the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005-2007

Co-investigator and Project Designer (Principal Investigators: Prof. R. P. Schubert, Dr. James Woods, Prof. A. J. Davis), “Research + Demonstration Facility, Phase 2,” 1991-1993

Project Designer (Principal Investigator: Dr. James Woods), “Technology Development for Removal of Indoor Air Pollutants,” UCAir Filtration Project (Union Carbide Corp.), 1990-1991

Project Designer (Principal Investigators: Profs. A. J. Davis, R. P. Schubert), “Research + Demonstration Facility, Phase 1,” 1987-1990

Research Assistant (Principal Investigators: Profs. A. J. Davis, R. P. Schubert), “Investigation into the architectural and construction potentials of the Biaxial Concrete Block,” funded by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), 1986

Design-Build Award (with Patrick Doan and Frank Weiner), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, for the c u b e project at the Research + Demonstration Facility, 2016

Honorable Mention, Architecture category (with Patrick Doan, Ryan Seavy, Gabe Oliver, and other faculty and students), American Institute of Architects (AIA) Virginia, for the c u b e project, 2015

J. Stoeckel Design Lab Teaching Excellence Award, School of Architecture + Design, 2015 and 2021

Excellence in Outreach Award, School of Architecture + Design, 2009

University Certificate of Teaching Excellence for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, VPI&SU, 1995 and 2005

Award for Excellence in Architecture (with A. J. Davis), Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), for the Research + Demonstration Facility, Phase 1, 1992

Second Place (with Hilary Bryon, Joe Obritz, and Heinrich Schnoedt), National Design Competition, A Choragic Monument to 20th Century Architecture, sponsored by the New York Chapter AIA, 1991

Design Merit Award, Florida Central Chapter AIA, for Moccasin Lake Park Interpretive Center (with Williams and Walker Architects), 1983


Master of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of FloridaMbr>