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Russell Taylor


Russell Taylor is an exponent of architectural design in the classical tradition. He studied architecture at Kingston Polytechnic and later conservation at the Architectural Association in London. He is married with three daughters and a son and lives in London and Cornwall. He shares a birthday with Sir Christopher Wren: 20th October.


After an early career engaged in working on nondescript modernist schemes Russell Taylor found there were clients interested in commissioning the sort of architecture he wanted to design: beautiful buildings having a sense of continuity with the past. He worked with Classicists Robert Chitham at Chapman Taylor Partners, and for a short period, with John Simpson before joining a traditionalist practice Carden & Godfrey where he was made a partner. In 2005 he founded Russell Taylor Architects a practice with offices in London and Cornwall.

His designs and projects have received a number of awards and have been widely published. He is active in influential organisations including INTBAU as an ICTP member and the Institute of Classical Architecture. He is also a trustee of the Georgian Group.

Notable previous projects by Russell Taylor include: Crosby Hall on Cheyne Walk, in Chelsea, a great Tudor style house; a Classical education centre for the Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park; the St Joseph’s and Cardinal Newman Chapels in the London Oratory; the September 11th Memorial in Grosvenor Square, made in green oak; and Newham Farm, a large house in Cornwall built of slate, rubblestone and granite.

Current projects include a number of private houses and a new headquarters for the Royal Society of Musicians.

Further information

Russell Taylor Architects
London Office:
85 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8HA

Tel: 0207 261 1984

Cornwall Office:
West Watergate,
Cornwall, PL13 2LY

Tel: 0150 327 3092