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
Christopher co-founded TaylorHare with Timothy following his post-graduate studies at Kingston School of Architecture in London.
At Broadway Malyan, Christopher gained professional experience working on a number of high profile educational and competition work 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. Alongside the running of the practice, he currently leads on a multi-million-pound Grade II* Listed private residential conversion and co-ordinates several other small scale projects across the UK.
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.
Tim is a technically gifted designer, with an intuitive understanding of building construction. He has a wealth of knowledge of the complex planning system and a flare for entrepreneurial ventures.
Away from architecture, Tim has a passion for sailing and is a member of Ramsgate Yacht Club, competing in races across the southeast. Despite his best efforts to the contrary he is also often found at equestrian events in a support capacity.
BA (Hons) MArch
Karl joined TaylorHare after graduating with Distinction from the University of Kent.
Karl’s range of skills embodies both the new and the old, being as proficient with a pencil and sketchbook as he is with a magic mouse and computer. Karl is currently undertaking his post-graduate studies at Brighton.
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 enjoyed working on a range of project scales having come from a background of working for smaller practices. He has a passion for designing for education, aiming to further vision for new models of education building throughout the south-east.
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 obtained his MArch from the University of Kent, having completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Portsmouth, where he won an RIBA prize for ‘Integrated Architecture’. He previously worked at an award-winning practice Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt, before joining TaylorHare in late 2017.
Geoff has a talent for 3D modelling, and has a particular interest in how buildings are constructed and their material tectonics. In his downtime Geoff is a keen basketball player.
BA (Hons) MArch
Patrick was awarded the 2017/18 Giles Worsley Fellowship from the British School at Rome to study Italian Baroque architecture. He joined TaylorHare in May 2018 after graduating with distinction from the MArch course at the University of Kent; Patrick has previously worked for Charles Holland Architects.
Patrick has a flare for free-hand drawing, with a particular interest in concept design. Outside of the office, Patrick is a design tutor on the undergraduate course at The University of Kent.
BA (Hons) MArch
Jordan joined TaylorHare 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 joined the practice in September 2018 with experience in a range of agricultural sectors, but he is particularly interested by the rural landscape.
After graduating from the Kent School of Architecture with distinction, Charlie worked for Studio Sam Causer, where he developed his interest in the repair and reuse of vulnerable and listed buildings.
Outside of the office, Charlie is a design tutor on the undergraduate course at The University of Kent. He is also a visiting critic for the Lower Thames Crossing and Thames Estuary Commission, discussing strategic developments for 2050.
Amanda is our Studio Manager, fulfilling a range of roles covering human resources, the practice finances and PR, 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 schools before deciding to take a different career path. With over ten years’ experience, five of which were in managerial roles, she is highly organised and has excellent administration and finance skills.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys horse riding. She also supports a local primary school as their Chair of Governors.
Trex is apparently a pedigree Labrador, despite having a build more akin to a Great Dane! He’s usually either chewing something, 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.