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Bill Skinner

Bill Skinner specializes in the history of architecture and urban development in the Caribbean during the twentieth century. He examines how colonial welfare initiatives were articulated across the region through large-scale development projects during the postwar period. His current research centers on mass housing and town planning schemes in Barbados.




  • Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, Brown University
  • M.A., History of Architecture and Urban Development, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • B.S., Industrial Design, The University of the Arts

Research Focus

  • Modern Architecture
  • Urban Development
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Built Heritage

Courses Taught

  • ARCH 1310: Buildings and Cities, A Global History
  • ARCH 2340: Modern Architecture
  • ARCH 2370: Modern Architecture in Latin America