Russell Taylor is a registered architect designing in the Classical tradition and the principal of Russell Taylor Architects, a firm he founded in 2005, with offices in London and Cornwall. After an early career engaged in working on non-descript modernist schemes, he found there were clients interested in commissioning the sort of architecture which he wanted to design: beautiful buildings having a sense of continuity with the past.
Educated at Kingston School of Art, he has a post-graduate diploma in Building Conservation awarded by the Architectural Association. For most of his professional life he has worked on historic and Listed Buildings. He worked with the Classicists Robert Chitham (at Chapman Taylor Partners) and, for a short period, with John Simpson before joining the traditionalist practice Carden & Godfrey where he was made a partner.
Notable previous projects include Crosby Hall, Chelsea; two chapels in Brompton Oratory; The Jerwood Centre for the Royal Society of Physicians and The September 11th Memorial in Grosvenor Square.
He is a member of INTBAU, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Brother of the Art Workers Guild. Also, he is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Masons in which he serves on the Craft and Training Committee, and a teacher at the European Summer School in Classical Architecture.
He is a member of the Georgian Group and was a trustee from 2014 to 2020 serving as the chairman of the Group’s Campaigns Committee and vice-chairman of the Casework Committee. He also served on the Casework Committee for 5 years, reviewing applications.
He has written articles for the Georgian Group Journal, an academic peer-reviewed publication, and for various conservation journals including SPAB News, ASCHB Transactions and Church Building.
He holds a number of appointments as the inspecting architect for important Listed Buildings including Arundel Castle (parts of which are defined as a Scheduled Ancient Monument), Brompton Oratory and other churches.
His career is focused on work on Georgian and 19th Century buildings in most of the Southern and Western counties and in London.
Russell Taylor Architects
85 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA
Tel: 0207 261 1984
Cornwall, PL13 2LY
Tel: 0150 327 3092