School of Architecture College of Design

William F. Conway, AIA, Professor

William F. Conway

Professor Emeritus


William Conway


  • Issues of public and private space
  • Professional practice
  • Relationship of legislation and politics to design

Bill Conway received his B.A. in Architecture from North Dakota State University and M.Arch. from Yale University. The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and the Winchester Traveling Fellowship, he was also a visiting artist in 1989 at the American Academy in Rome, where his research focused on the role of ideology in the development of the Italian city of E.U.R. Before coming to head Minnesota's Department of Architecture in 1999, he served as associate professor of architecture at Iowa State University, teaching design studios and seminars in urban design theory and coordinating the graduate programs in architecture. His research exploring the definition and construction of an American public realm has been widely published and exhibited. He is principal in Conway + Schulte Architects and brings to his architectural practice a wide range of related experience. In 1988 and 1989 he worked for Cesar Pelli & Associates and has previous experience in architectural offices in Fargo, Boston, and Rome. From 1977 to 1982 Conway supervised residential, commercial, and light industrial building as a partner in a construction company.

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