Mr Jonathan Taylor

School: School of Art and Architecture
Position: Lecturer


Jonathan leads diploma Unit 6 with Timothy Smith and is co-partner of architecture practice Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor LLP.

The practice has been selected for inclusion in the recent Architecture Foundation publication, New Architects 3, which is "the definitive survey of Britain's best emerging practices". In 2011 projects by the practice were shortlisted for an RIBA regional award and the AJ Small Projects Award and projects by the practice have been exhibited at the Building Centre in London.

In 2012 a project by the practice for 150 new homes was a finalist in an open international design competition for Peabody. The practice has undertaken work for both commercial and private residential clients throughout the UK.

Jonathan's research interest centres on the use of the classical language of architecture. He has previously taught at Edinburgh College of Art and has acted as a guest critic at schools in London, Scotland and Switzerland. He has worked for architects in England, Scotland and Africa and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Architect's Registration Board.

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Research expertise

The application of the classical language of Architecture to contemporary building practice.

Marginal classicism in the architectural language of the late 20th Century.

Woodman, Ellis, (Ed). New Architects 3, Merrell, London, 2016

March 2016 - Shortlisted competition entry for the refurbishment of The Institute of Psychoanalists

December 2016 - Lecture as part of Architecture Foundation Event Introducing: New Housing (2)

Selected built works

  • 'Folly' Teddington, 2015. (extension to a cottage)

  • Garden Room, Dorset, 2014, (extension and landscaping works to historic cottage in AONB)
    Kyverdale Road, 2013, (New build house, Stoke Newington, London)

  • Library, Camden Town (refurbishment of listed Georgian townhouse, 2011)

  • Almondbury, 2011 (vertical extension to existing bungalow, Almondbury, Yorkshire).

  • Published, Architects Journal, 27.01.11

Unbuilt, published works

  • Doug's yard, Cambridgeshire. (published, Building Design, 31.05.2013)
    • Teaching areas & responsibilities

      M.Arch studio tutor (Unit 6)

      Professional activity

      • 2010 - presentPartner in architectural practice

      Educational and professional qualifications

      • 2007DPPPA Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA 3) Kingston University
      • 2005Dip.Arch Edinburgh College of Art
      • 2004B.Arch. Hons Edinburgh College of Art
      • 1997B.Sc.(Hons) Geography University of Wales, Aberystwyth
      • ARB registered
      • Member, Royal Institute British Architects (RIBA); Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)

      Research groups & programmes

Teddington Folly, photography © Ioana Marinescu.
Extension of a historic cottage, photography © Anthony Coleman.
Doug's Yard New dwelling and barn conversion, Cambridgeshire