TaylorHare is an ambitious and energetic RIBA chartered architecture practice founded in 2014 by Chris Taylor and Tim Hare. We deliver projects at a variety of scales, from one-off houses for exacting private clients to large mixed-use schemes for private developers and investment groups.
Practice & Approach
Our select team of architects and designers come from a mix of backgrounds and experience that collectively come together to form a creative and dynamic studio. We’re known for our expertise working with listed buildings, constrained or challenging sites and unorthodox designs, as well as our knack for navigating the planning process.
Central to TaylorHare’s approach is our relationship with the client, and we work openly to produce innovative design solutions appropriate to the context presented to us. We like to be hands-on, representing our ideas both visually and physically. Hand sketches, drawings, perspective images and renders, alongside tactile samples and physical models, enable our clients to clearly visualise their projects as they develop.
We strive to deliver impeccably detailed, finely crafted and functional spaces, yet equally we don’t take ourselves too seriously. TaylorHare is young and full of energy with an intellectual studio culture; strong on dialogue and testing ideas.
TaylorHare Architects is a RIBA chartered architecture and design practice providing a full range of architectural services. We work closely with all our clients throughout the design, procurement and delivery of each and every project. Some of the services we can provide are:
- Initial Enquiry
- Feasibility Studies
- Concept Design
- Planning & Listed Building Applications
- Detailed Design
- Building Regulations Approval
- Construction Information
- Tender Negotiations
- Contract Administration
- Site Inspection
- Principal Designer (CDM)
- Project Management
BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB RIBA
Christopher co-founded TaylorHare with Tim following completing his post-graduate studies at Kingston School of Architecture in London. He worked at a number of practices including Broadway Malyan, before moving south to work alongside Tim at a large multi-disciplinary practice in Kent, where he completed his professional qualifications.
Christopher enjoys hands-on physical making at all scales and pushes design through making as a key representation tool within the practice. He is a passionate, meticulous architect, with excellent design skills who is constantly pushing the standard of our work. Since establishing TaylorHare he has led a variety of projects from concept design through to completion and currently leads on a multi-million-pound Grade II* Listed private residential conversion, as well as co-ordinating the day to day running of the practice and the studio’s finances.
Through the development of projects he maintains an attention to detail and a commitment to making buildings for the long term. He has been a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects since 2013, and is currently seeking accreditation as a Conservation Architect.
Outside of architecture, Christopher is a keen furniture designer frequently creating finely crafted scaled models that test and develop new and beautiful ideas for furniture whilst he also enjoys spending time with his young family.
BA (Hons) Dip Arch
Tim co-founded TaylorHare with Christopher after graduating from Kingston School of Architecture in London.
Between undergraduate and postgraduate studies Tim worked in Australia for Sydney-based DJRD Architects and then in London for BUJ Architects. Upon graduating, he moved from London to the south-east, where he became an associate at large multi-disciplinary practice. During this time he was responsible for running a team working on various residential projects throughout London and the southeast.
Since establishing TaylorHare in 2014, Tim has successfully led the re-development of Manor Farm, Shadoxhurst and Highland House and currently divides his time between overseeing the production of information within the studio and exploring new opportunities for positive change at both a local and national scale.
Tim is a technically gifted designer, with an intuitive understanding of building construction and a commitment to well crafted and thoughtful architecture. He has a wealth of knowledge of the complex planning system and a flare for entrepreneurial ventures, always searching for the next idea, and thinking beyond the traditional skillset of an architect.
Away from architecture, Tim has a passion for sailing and is a member of Ramsgate Yacht Club, competing in races across the southeast.
BA (Hons) MArch ARB RIBA
Karl is an integral member of the THA team, working across a breadth of projects at all scales and RIBA work stages. Karl joined THA after graduating with Distinction from the Kent School of Architecture. Since his time with us, he has successfully completed his part 3 studies at the University of Brighton and is a member of both the ARB and RIBA.
At TaylorHare he is currently working on a number of urban residential projects, as well as leading the renovation and extension of a terraced house in east London.
Since joining TaylorHare, Ian has been instrumental in leading a number of high profile projects through technical design and project procedure. Having come from a background of working for several different sectors within the construction industry, Ian has a wealth of practical knowledge and expertise that is used throughout the studio.
Alongside his day to day work for TaylorHare, Ian oversees the management of the practice, supervising the work of the rest of the studio through providing guidance on technical design and contract management.
Ian balances his work for TaylorHare with studying towards his MCIAT professional qualifications. He has a passion for all elements of design and how they integrate into the construction of buildings.
Alongside architecture, Ian has a passion for shipping containers, with a keen interest in exploring their potential as a building material. He has a young family and lives in Ramsgate.
BA (Hons) MArch
Geoff studied architecture at the University of Kent and the University of Portsmouth, where he won an RIBA prize for ‘Integrated Architecture’. He previously worked at the award-winning practice Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, before joining TaylorHare in late 2017.
Geoff has a particular interest in how buildings are detailed and their material tectonics.
In his downtime, Geoff is a keen basketball player, whilst you’ll also find him knee deep in bricks and mortar as he battles to renovate and reconfigure his own property in the seaside town of Deal.
Amanda joined THA in 2018 and is responsible for a number of roles across the practice including Human Resources and Finance, as well as making sure everything in the studio runs smoothly.
After gaining a BA Honours degree at Canterbury Christ Church University, she taught in several local primary schools before deciding to take a different career path. With over 10 years’ of experience, five of which were in managerial roles, she is well suited to developing the role of Studio Manager within the practice.
When Amanda is not in the office, she enjoys horse riding, whilst also continuing to support a local primary school as their Chair of Governors.
BA (Hons) MArch
Jordan joined TaylorHare in 2018 after completing his postgraduate studies at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, with his thesis project focusing on research into materials, elements and construction systems capable of producing lean buildings that culminated in addressing the design of housing for social rent on the Golden Lane Estate in the City of London.
Jordan’s interest in architecture stems from his love of the physical and the tactile, which, since his arrival at the practice, has helped push projects through his excellent model-making skills and desire to learn how these can feed back into the design process.
Away from architecture, Jordan enjoys photography and travel, whilst he is also currently learning Mandarin.
BA (Hons) MArch
Charlie studied architecture at the University of Kent, where he was was nominated for the prestigious RIBA President's Medal for his masters thesis that explored the diversification of farming practice and agricultural theatre.
Prior to joining TaylorHare in 2018, he worked at a number of other offices throughout the south-east, most recently Studio Sam Causer in Margate, where he gained experience in the repair and reuse of heritage assets.
Charlie was a design tutor in the Kent School of Architecture undergraduate programme for two years and is a visiting critic for the Lower Thames Crossing and Thames Estuary Commission.
Away from architecture, Charlie is interested in food provenance and the rural landscape, whilst his passion for agriculture and particularly his fetish for tractors is renowned within the studio.
Having completed her degree in Interior Architecture and Design at Arts University Bournemouth, Charlotte has worked in a variety of design orientated positions, including a placement at Formula One, all of which have influenced the way she approaches design.
She joining the team at TaylorHare at the beginning of 2019, Charlotte has worked on a variety of private residential projects.
Outside of work, Charlotte loves to be active, whether that be calming yoga and meditation or something more intense like bootcamps and marathon training. She volunteers with the Porchlight charity, various homeless shelters around Ashford and is an active fundraiser for Cancer Research UK.
BA (Hons) MArch
Robbie joined TaylorHare in March 2019, having previously worked for a multitude of practices throughout the south-east. Robbie studied architecture at the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, graduating with a MArch Masters degree in 2018.
Having worked in the industry for over eight years, Robbie brings a vast amount of experience to the practice from the delivery of feasibility studies & planning applications through to detailed design. Having been involved in a variety of design projects from high-end bespoke residential and master-planning through to the detailed design of mixed-use apartment schemes and listed building applications, Robbie has an astute eye for detail coupled with a focused mentality in his approach to design.
Outside of work, Robbie enjoys illustration and travel, as well as being an active member of his local rugby club.
BA (Hons) MArch ARB RIBA
Joe studied architecture at Kingston University, where he completed his MArch before completing his Part 3 studies at the University of Brighton and is a member of both the ARB and RIBA.
Prior to joining TaylorHare Joe worked for Purcell Architects in Canterbury where he developed particular skills in architectural conservation and heritage.
Since joining TaylorHare Joe is working on a number of high profile private residential refurbishment projects that are due to commence one site later this year.
Trex is apparently a pedigree Labrador, despite having a build more akin to a Great Dane! He’s usually either chewing stones or frisbees, sleeping or trying to steal food, and has found his niche as the office doorbell.
Tippy the Lurcher graces the office with her discerning presence for the occasional day here and there. She offers quality control testing for the team’s lunches, but sometimes has to resort to bin raiding. Most of her day is spent lying on a chair gazing out of the window or silently judging people. She’s an enormous poser and becomes extremely self-aware when a camera comes out.