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Rebecca Williamson, Ph.D

MSArch and PhD Program Coordinator, Associate Professor

Education/Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (PhD) : Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania
  • Master of Architecture (MArch) : College of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting (BFA) : Rhode Island School of Design

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Peer Reviewed Publications

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Published Abstracts

Williamson, R. 2007. Health and the Urban Environment in the Architectural Treatises. Environment, Health and History, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health. London, UK. , ,


Williamson, R. 2007. Quand les égouts sont devenus beaux. (When Sewers Became Beautiful). Le beau dans la ville, Centre de l’histoire de la ville moderne et contemporaine, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France. , ,


Williamson, R. 2003. The Tainted Mire: A Story of Stagnation and Circulation. 11th International Congress on the Enlightenment, American Society for 18th c. Studies. Los Angeles, CA. , ,


Williamson, R. 2000. Exercise of the Imagination: The Lodolian Tradition of Architectural Education. Abstracts of the Fifty-Third Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Miami, FL:26. , ,


Williamson, R. 1998. Water and Identity in the Prato della Valle. Abstracts of the Fifty‐First Annual Meeing of the Society of Architectural Historians, Los Angeles, CA: 49. , ,


Invited Presentations

Williamson, R. (02-11-2004) Exploring Movement Systems and Spatial Practices in the City. Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, UK, at Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, France

Williamson, R. (02-2002) Du corps à l’architecture en passant par la danse, Video presentation and roundtable participant Ecole d’Architecture de Paris‐Malaquais, Paris, France

Williamson, R. (02-2006) The Urban Structure of Padua Portsmouth University, Padua, Italy

Williamson, R. (02-2013) Les disciplines de la ville, École nationale supérieure d’architecture et de paysage , Bordeaux, France

Williamson, R. (03-2000) Emerging Pedagogies, Session discussant and roundtable participant, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting , Los Angeles, CA

Williamson, R. (03-2009) The Air of Cities Washington–Alexandria Architectural Consortium, Alexandria, VA.

Williamson, R. (03-2010) Williamson, R. 2010, Tracking Currents of Change across Europe: Hygiene, Beauty, and Politics, Mediterranean and Transalpine Connections Colloquium Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Ockman, J., Moderator and R. Williamson, Respondent (03-2012) On Advantages and Disadvantages of History for Architecture Schools Today Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada

Williamson, Rebecca (03-29-2014) Mi punge vaghezza; ovvero i misteri del mestiere, at Confabulations Conference (organized by Carolina Dayer) Washington‐Alexandria Architectural Constortium , Alexandria, VA.

Williamson, R. (04-02-2005) Introduction to the Urban Development of Paris, Presentation and 4‐hour walking tour for students of the University of Southern California , Paris, France

Williamson, R. (04-2002) Interdisciplinary Communications: The Discipline & Interdisciplinarity, Panelist, Ninetieth Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting , New Orleans, LA

Williamson, R. (04-2002) Dance and Architecture, Presentation of video, The Shape of Two Cities Program, Columbia University , Paris, France

Williamson, R. (04-2009) Salvaging the Unexceptional Past, International Conference on Sustainable Historic Preservation Saint John’s International University, Vinovo (Turin), Italy

Williamson, R. (05-07-2004) Venise à Padoue: La manipulation pratique et symbolique des eaux Ecole d’Architecture de Paris, Quai Malaquais, Paris, France

Williamson, R. (05-28-2004) The Breath of Cities: Theories of Air Movement in 15th–18th c. Urban Design International Symposium Academia Eolia Revisited, Costozza, Venice, Italy

Williamson, R. (06-14-2013) Plenary Speaker at “Ignis mutat res” International Urban Roofscapes Workshop (organized by Alena Prochaska) HOK Offices, Chicago, IL.

Williamson, R. (06-2000) Exercise of the Imagination: The Lodolian Tradition of Architectural Education, The Society of Architectural Historians, 53rd Annual Meeting , Miami, FL

Williamson, R. (06-2003) Subterranean Paris, Discussion and tour , Paris, France

Williamson, R. (06-2007) Evolution of the Urban Form of Paris École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, France

Williamson, R. (06-2009) Can Architecture Schools Learn? Colloquium on Architectural Education Instigated by Sir Peter Cook, École Spéciale d’Architecture, , Paris, France

Williamson, R. (09-06-2005) Paris Infrastructure I and II, Two presentations and 3‐hour walking tours for students of Rice University , Paris, France

Williamson, R. (09-2007) Health and the Urban Environment in the Architectural Treatises 1450–1700. Environment, Health and History, European Association for the History of Medicine and Health London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Williamson, R. (09-2009) Architectural Research: Mode d’emploi Virginia Tech PhD Program in Architecture, Washington–Alexandria Architectural Consortium, Alexandria, VA.

Williamson, R. (10-08-2004) Colloque‐action Danse, corps, architecture (Dance, Body, Architecture) (Invited member of scientific committee) Théatre de la Cité Internationale de Paris, Paris, France

Williamson, R. (11-2007) Quand les égouts sont devenus beaux, Centre de l’histoire de la ville moderne et contemporaine Université François Rabelais, Tours, France

Williamson, R. (11-2007) Cincinnati: Une ville, une campus, une école, des pédagogies École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, France

Araújo, C., K. Fitzsimons, and R. Williamson (11-2014) Métropoles et mobilités durables à l’épreuve d’un nouveau paradigme énergétique: Rapport final, in conjunction with Ignis mutat res Seminar Véolia Headquarters, Paris, France

Michelin, N., R. Scoffier, and R. Williamson. (12-06-2003) Architects and Oulipo, 6th Graz Biennial on Media and Architecture, Architecture and Literature in Dialogue / Dreams of Spaces – Workshops of the Potential , Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria,

Williamson, R. (2004) A Section Through Paris, Discussion and Tour , Paris, France.