Tage William-Olsson

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Tage William-Olsson in 1946.

Tage William-Olsson (8 June 1888 – 22 August 1960) was a Swedish architect and chief town planning architect of Gothenburg. He was the creator of the important infrastructure-project, the traffic-roundabout Slussen in Stockholm. [1]


William-Olsson was born in London, England. His parents were William Olof Olsson (1862-1923)and Maria Bergman. His brother William Frits William-Olsson (1902-1990) was a professor of Economic Geography at the Stockholm School of Economics. In 1896, the family moved to Stockholm where his father started the Lundsbergs boarding school (Lundsbergs skola). [2] [3]

William-Olsson attended the University of Sheffield 1906-1907. He graduated in engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (1908). He took a job as metallurgist at AB Gröndals Patents in Stockholm. In 1925 he started his own architectural firm which he had until 1930, when he became an employee of the city planning office in Stockholm. From 1935 to 1943, he had his own architectural firm in Stockholm. From 1943 to 1953, he was the city planning manager in Gothenburg.


  1. ^ "Tage William-Olsson, (1888-1960)". KulturNav. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "William F. William-Olsson, Professor". Vem är Vem? / Stor-Stockholm 1962. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Historik". Lundsbergs skola. Retrieved April 1, 2019.