The first thing we do is listen. Discovering your aspirations, requirements and restrictions. Then, after careful analysis of the site, we will develop our design. As exciting as it is deliverable. As innovative as it is pragmatic.
We believe every step of every project should be seamless and stressless. It’s all about finding the perfect balance of process and personnel. And we have everything already in place to effortlessly transform outstanding designs into impressive finished buildings – whether your commission is a traditional contract and design and build.
- Principle Designer
We understand that our clients place enormous trust in us. We take this responsibility seriously. And we also recognise our duty to the public who work in, or use, our buildings. We always aim to make their lives better. More comfortable. More productive.
Becky brings a keen photographer’s eye for detail to all the support she provides to our 3D visual project work. To develop her skills and stay on top of the latest production techniques, she is also currently studying 3D modelling and animation at Futureworks, Manchester.
Stephen’s been with Taylor Design for thirty years now, since graduating from the Manchester College of Building. In that time he has used his technical ability to prepare thousands of drawing packages for the practice. We’re lucky to be able to call upon the skills of one of the most experienced guys in the business.
Sean Williamson BA (Hons)
Sean brings our architect’s vision to life with his beautifully realised 3D visualisations, animations and technical illustrations. He graduated from Blackpool & The Fylde College in 2003 with a degree in Technical & Information Illustration, however he still keeps right up to date with the newest, most innovative developments in VR and visualisation which complement his photography skills.
Paul Pilkington BSc (Hons)
After being awarded his degree by Bolton University in 2005, Paul picked up almost a decade’s experience in the residential, commercial and higher education sectors. It was here that he developed his extensive knowledge of Building Information Modelling, it’s this process which he uses to deliver projects smoothly, logically and professionally from planning through to construction.
Even the most creative teams need a pragmatic do-er in their ranks, it’s Christine’s role to help the senior management team keep everything running smoothly and efficiently – making sure each client receives a consistently high standard of project delivery. Her wide experience in IT, management systems and finance is vital in supporting all our architects and designers.
We’re happy to say we’ve had a worldwide search for the best architectural talent; and Francesca joins us afer graduating from IUAV Architectural University of Venice. She has experience working on prestigious multi-million pound residential projects which have given her the skills needed to tackle some of the practice’s most important and high-profile central London projects.
Lee Harper BArch BArch(Hons)
Lee has worked his way through the ranks after joining the Practice as an Architectural Assistant following his graduation from the Manchester School of Architecture in 2002 – taking further professional exams as well as gaining an extensive understanding of how creative design solutions can deliver efficient motor trade facilities..
Alia Paschali BA Hons MArch
Alia uses all her excellent client liaison skills as she oversees projects end-to-end, through every work stage. She is another of our team who joined Taylor Design after graduating, then continued her studies – earning the title of ‘Architect’ whilst she was working with us.
Adam Dolby DipArch
Adam has contributed in excess of 20 years’ service with Taylor Design – so he’s another member of the team with an outstanding breadth and depth of experience working with premium motor manufacturers. A graduate of Sheffield University, he began his career in the healthcare and food processing sectors, and now his design-led strategy drives many of our brand identity implementation projects.
Oliver Veitch-Smith BA (Hons) BArch (Dist) MA (Dist)
In the eight years between graduating from the University of Manchester and joining Taylor Design, Oliver’s professional experience included working on a number of healthcare projects for the IBI Group. It was here that he developed and refined his project-running skills and solid technical and design abilities.
Michie Tokiwa MSc BSc
After qualifying in Japan, Michie played an integral role in a number of projects for Kajima – one of the largest construction companies in Japan. As well as developing her very strong technical expertise in the automotive sector, transport, laboratories, public and residential sectors. Following a period working in Mongolia working for a Japanese government aid organisation, she attended University College London.
Architect BA (Hons) MArch
We welcome back Jonathan who has recently moved from North Yorkshire to Cheshire. Jonathan graduated in Architecture from the University of Sheffield and has experience in the distribution, health and commercial sectors as well as his prior experience with Taylor Design Architects where he qualified as an architect. He is proficient in BIM and enjoys the challenges running a project on site brings.
It’s nearly forty years since Philip opened the doors of Taylor Design after leaving Austin-Rover Group. In that time, he has consistently followed his ambitious vision of building a specialist motor trade practice which delivers outstanding design solutions with a unique and detailed understanding of both motor franchise facilities and manufacturer’s demands.
Paul Medley BA (Hons) BArch
Paul is another of our team who has a background from Liverpool John Moores. After leaving university, he first made his mark in a London practice – focusing on prestigious residential and education projects; and it’s here that he built up his strong technical knowledge which he combines with precise and highly detailed design skills.
Martin Blakeley BA (Hons) Arch, Dip Arch, RIBA
There’s no substitute for experience; and Martin has been with Taylor Design for over 25 years after graduating from Manchester Polytechnic School of Architecture. He brings a technically-minded approach to resolving details in every project with his in depth knowledge of the construction process.
Lorna’s degree was awarded by Leeds Metropolitan University in 1992 – and since then she has built
her career around creating strong, assured client relationships. Initially, she gained valuable experience in healthcare and the public sector before bringing her ‘never say never’ positivity and motivation to Taylor Design for over two decades.
Stephen Sands BSc Hons DipArch
Although Stephen graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 2000, he continued to gain more professional qualifications after joining Taylor Design. These helped Stephen develop and refine his strong design, communication and organisational skills which he has brought back to us after a spell working with Stephenson Bell Architects on high profile residential and commercial projects.
Katherine Baker BA (Hons)
A passion for design and its commercial potential led to Katherine gaining her degree from Nottingham Trent University in 2011 in Interior Architecture/Design. Since joining Taylor Design in 2013, Katherine’s outstanding career achievement to date has been the implementation of the Bentley design concept across the brands global portfolio.
Jennah Kinsey BA (Hons) MArch
Although Jennah quite recently graduated from the Manchester School of Architecture, she is already helping nurture the next generation of architecture students with her lecturing at Manchester University. In a professional capacity, she is quickly developing her on-site experience and job running projects and expanding her understanding of corporate identity.
Raluca Pop BA Hons MArch
We take personal career development very seriously at Taylor Design. And we’re proud of the number of our architects who have qualified whilst working here. Raluca is a perfect example of someone who has grown and developed their skill set in our practice. This is after she graduated from Manchester University and worked on a number of small residential and conservation projects.
Hilke Thiele Dipl-Ing (FH) Arch ARB
We have a strong, well-established team, Hilke has been with the Practice well over 15 years after graduating from Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany. She has an impressive track record of successfully bringing the strong brand identities of premium manufacturer brands into life in architectural projects.
- LABC Building Excellence award 2014 winner
Mercedes Benz Gatwick
- LABC Working Relationship Best Architect/Agent 2009
Mercedes Benz Preston
- Aylesbury Vale DC Top Merit Award 2002
Dutton Forshaw Land Rover Aylesbury
- Wyre Borough Council Civic Conservation and Design Award 2001
Dutton Forshaw Land Rover Brock