Piers Taylor is an architect and academic. He studied at the University of Technology in Sydney and the Architectural Association in London. He is a former design fellow at the University of Cambridge and a Studio Master in the Graduate School at the Architectural Association. Taylor has established two award-winning practices – Mitchell Taylor Workshop and Invisible Studio whose work has been published widely and internationally. Invisible Studio is imagined as an alternative model of architectural practice, and a vehicle for wider collaboration in the field of architecture.
Taylor has pioneered a number of educational programmes including the Studio in the Woods where students use making to test ideas at 1:1, and also the Design and Make masters programme at the AA where students design and construct buildings over 16 months at the AA’s Hooke Park Campus. Taylor delivered the Assembly Workshop at Hooke Park, which used small-scale juvenile ‘waste’ timber in the construction of big span structure, which was built by students alongside skilled carpenters.