Michael Taylor


Mike studied at Bristol University then worked on the Isle of Skye for a year before completing his architectural education at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, where he won the Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship and the RIAS Sir Robert Lorimer Scholarship.


He subsequently collaborated with Giancarlo De Carlo in Milan on a number of high profile public projects in Sienna, Venice and Catania, before he joined Hopkins Architects in 1992.


Since then Mike has taken a creative lead in many challenging and innovative projects including the London 2012 Velodrome.


Mike’s other projects include WWF-UK's Living Planet Centre, Kroon Hall for the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale, Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton, the George Green Library and the Engineering and Science Learning Centre at the University of Nottingham, the Stratford Library at the University of East London, the Sanger Centre for Science and Mathematics and the Tom Wheare Music School at Bryanston School, The Forum in Norwich, the Refectory at Norwich Cathedral, and a proposal for the Halley VI Research Station for the British Antarctic Survey, Herne Hill Velodrome and a 500-bed public hospital in La Spezia Italy.


Mike has just completed a new music school for King’s College School in Wimbledon, and is currently working on The All England Lawn Tennis Club’s new indoor courts development, a new Science Department at Haileybury School, The London Peninsula and a mixed-use project on Baker Street for Derwent London and the Portman Estate.


He has lectured and tutored regularly at UK schools of architecture and has taught a postgraduate design course at Yale University.