Principal

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor joined the practice in 2000. He has 20 years experience in design and historic buildings conservation, working with English Heritage and the National Trust on many prestigious buildings, as well as new educational buildings in the state and independant sectors and a number of private residential commissions. He is currently an assessor for Architects Accredited in Building Conservation, and a panel member for the Bath and Wells Diocesan Advisory Committee.

AWARDS

Wm Stansell/Som Bldg Prsrvtn Trust Awards Commendation
2012Extension; All Saints Church Oakhill
Mendip District Council Building Excellence Awards Highly Commended2012WC & Servery; St Mary Magdalene Barwick
Mendip District Council Building Excellence Awards Highly Commended2012Extension; All Saints Church Oakhill
RIBA Town & Country Design Awards Commendation2003New Smythe Remove Dormitory, Downside School
Federation of Master Builder Awards Commendation2003New Smythe Remove Dormitory, Downside School

QUALIFICATIONS

North East London Polytechnic School of ArchitectureBSc (Hons) First Degree1984
North East London Polytechnic School of ArchitecturePost Graduate Diploma in Architecture1987
ARCUK/ARBRegistered Architect1991
Royal Institute of British ArchitectsChartered Architect1991
Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, YorkMA (Building Conservation)1993
AABC/Royal Institute of British ArchitectsArchitect Accredited in Building Conservation2000

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

EASA (Ecclesiastical Architects & Surveyors Association)

SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings)

Bath & Wells Diocese Approved List of Architects (work to Grade I & II* Buildings)

OTHER POSITIONS/ APPOINTMENTS HELD

AABC Assessor (Architects Accredited in Building Conservation)

Bath & Wells Diocesan Advisory Committee - Panel Member

Inspecting Architect to many medieaval parish Churches in the Diocese of Bath & Wells.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

BEECH TYLDESLEY, WELLS; 2000 ONWARD: PRINCIPAL SINCE 2002

New Science Laboratory wing to the Blue School in Wells; New Ecumenical Church and Community Hall in Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare; Extension of the Wells Nursing Home; New dormitory for Downside School and refurbishment of the large two storey Cricket Pavilion; repairs and recovering of the Monastery roof at Downside Abbey; quinquennial surveys of the former Town Houses along the Liberty in Wells for the Wells Cathedral School; quinquennial surveys and repairs/ improvements to several parish Churches in Somerset; restoration of the bells and bellframe, Charlton Adam Church; several private residential alterations and extensions.

PURCELL MILLER TRITTON & PARTNERS, LONDON; 1994-1999: PROJECT ARCHITECT

Large practice engaged on historic buildings repair, refurbishment and alteration. Projects included refurbishment and alteration at the Reform Club and Boodles, extensive repairs at Knole House, Ham House and Chartwell for the National Trust; several minor repair projects at parish Churches in Kent and Sussex; extensive repairs and refurbishment at Danson House and Kenwood House for English Heritage; repairs at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace for the Historic Royal Palaces Agency; and quininquennial surveys at St James's Palace and Windsor Castle.

ALLERTON CLENNETT PARTNERSHIP, THAME: 1986-1994: ASSISTANT/ PROJECT ARCHITECT

Small practice engaged on minor domestic and small commercial and light industrial developments. Experience with new buildings, alterations, extensions and refurbishment including historic buildings, listed grade II.