BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 12, 2011 – William Galloway has been named director of the School of Architecture and Design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. He has been a member of the architecture faculty since 1988.
"Professor Galloway’s experience will be vital within the college,” said Jack Davis, the Reynolds Metals Professor of Architecture and dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. “He has and will continue to foster collaboration between disciplines within the School of Architecture and Design, the college and the rest of Virginia Tech.”
Galloway’s experience includes extensive teaching, research and outreach work. He has twice received the college’s University Certificate of Teaching Excellence. In 1992 Galloway and Davis received the Award for Excellence in Architecture from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects for their design of the college’s Research and Demonstration Facility. Galloway is also a past recipient of the school’s Excellence in Outreach award. He has led study abroad programs in Europe and Japan, as well as service abroad programs in the Dominican Republic.
Galloway has served in various administrative and advisory capacities within the school, college, and university. From 1998 to 2003, he served as chair of the Graduate Architecture Program. He has also served as chair of the university Graduate Curriculum Committee and as the college representative to the University Council and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies. He is currently on the board of advisors for the International Archive of Women in Architecture.
Galloway’s current teaching and research focuses on building materials and construction methods and on educating architects regarding the relation between the design and construction of buildings. He has also extensively researched the 19th century roots of 20th century experiments in architectural education.
Galloway received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida and his master of architecture degree from Virginia Tech.
Galloway’s appointment as director will run for two years. He began his new position this July.
Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies is composed of four schools: the School of Architecture + Design, including architecture, industrial design, interior design and landscape architecture; the School of Public and International Affairs, including urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy and government and international affairs; the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, which includes building construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and construction engineering management in the College of Engineering; and the School of the Visual Arts, including programs in studio art, visual communication and art history.