Bill Mackey

Lecturer in Architecture

School of Architecture
Bill Mackey

University of Arizona - Downtown

Areas of Expertise

  • Social and political construction of space
  • Design methodologies
  • Public space
  • 19th and 20th century housing

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Bill Mackey is a principal of Worker, Inc., a firm specializing in art and architecture. The work explores human connections to built environments and bridges the theory and practice of social sciences, planning, architecture, and art. Engagement simultaneously includes public, academic, and professional fields. Prior to Worker, Inc., he was the Architect-in-Residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson and practiced architecture with BWS Architects, Ibarra Rosano Design Architects and Rob Paulus Architects. Bill’s work is in galleries, museums, publications, held in private collections, and in the built environment. National and local foundations and organizations, museums, galleries, publishers, and private clients fund his work.

The art and architecture Worker, Inc. produces, while recognized by regional institutions and national publications, is most meaningful in its local context. The work is about the built and designed landscape and, through construction, collage, multiples, and performative presentations, promotes discourse between a variety of local actors.

Bill has taught as an adjunct lecturer at the College of Architecture, the Honors College and the Department of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona since 2006.

Courses Taught

  • ARC102 Foundation Studio
  • ARC201 Performance Studio
  • ARC202 Dwelling Studio
  • ARC301 Land Ethic
  • ARC302 Urban Housing
  • ARC451 Elective Studio
  • ARC497 Capstone Prep 
  • ARC497/597 Special Projects, Exhibition
  • ARC497/597 Urban Explorations
  • ARC498 Capstone Studio
  • ARC510 Advanced Design Studio
  • ARC909 Master’s Project
  • HNRS207H Urban Exhibition
  • GEOG375 Metropolitan Tucson