WCT Associates

W. Carl Taylor, P.E., R.A.


1982 – Master of Science in Civil Engineering – The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee
1972 – Bachelor of Architecture – The University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Tennessee


Alabama—E  Florida—A/E Georgia—A/E Kentucky - A/E
North Carolina—A/E South Carolina—A/E  Tennessee—A/E Utah—E

*A—Architecture, E—Engineering


American Concrete Institute    NCARB Certificate Holder
Florida Engineering Society NCEES Certificate Holder
National Society of Professional Engineers International Code Council


40 years

In addition to the management of WCT Associates, Inc.,on a full time basis since 1990, Mr. Taylor’s experience includes four years as the director of Florida operations for Michael Brady Inc., six years as the leader of the architectural and structural departments of the Knoxville, Tennessee office of Barge, Waggoner, Summer and Cannon and as an architect and structural designer with Adams Craft Herz Walker in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  Prior to those affiliations, Mr. Taylor was employed with several Knoxville area architectural and engineering firms and the establishment of The Taylor Simpson Associates, Inc. (the predecessor of WCT Associates, Inc.) in 1977.  He was a Visiting Lecturer at The University of Tennessee School of Architecture from 1974 to 1984, teaching classes in structural design and architectural materials and an Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach for several semesters teaching engineering graphics.

Mr. Taylor’s structural engineering and project management experience includes structures of steel,  cast-in-place and precast concrete, wood, masonry, light gauge metal and hybrid/pre-fabricated systems and foundations of wood and steel piles, caissons and conventional shallow systems for projects up to 18 stories.  Facility types include commercial, religious, educational, parking structures, industrial, multi-unit and single family residences and retro-fit of older buildings.

Mr. Taylor’s strengths include his dual education and practice in architecture and engineering which allow him to better understand the programming and technical needs of the client and develop unique solutions to structural issues allowing for the most creative architectural design.

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