Piers Taylor

Award Winning Architect, Broadcaster and Academic

His major BBC Two series, which he co-presents with Caroline Quentin 'The World's Most Extraordinary Homes' aired for its second series in 2018.

Piers has also co-presented three series of ‘The House that £100k Built’ on BBC Two which demonstrates to self-builders how to do more, with less. The opening episode drew close to 3 million viewers – a first for an architectural TV series. Piers also presents the hit spin-off series', Tricks of the Trade and The Final Fix also on BBC Two.

Piers has also presented Britain's Most Spectacular Backyard Builds for BBC Two. He was also crowned the winner of Celebrity Mastermind in December 2016, his specialist subject being Bob Dylan.

Piers has been called ‘One of the brightest architects in the profession’ and has designed a number of seminal buildings, including the RIBA Award Winning ‘Room 13’ and the house ‘Moonshine’ which won the AJ Small Project Award. His built work has been published extensively and internationally, and typically pushes boundaries in terms of cost, technique and process.  He is known for his resourceful ‘thinking outside of the box’ and his challenging of mainstream convention in architecture and in education.

He has founded two architectural practices - Mitchell Taylor Workshop and Invisible Studio. Invisible Studio's Wolfson Tree Management Centre for Westonbirt Arboretum recently won 3 RIBA Awards, 2017 RIBA Award, the RIBA Sustainability Award and the RIBA client of the year Award.

He is widely engaged in a number of topical architectural issues, and contributes regularly to many architectural journals including the Architects’ Journal. He has also written for Blueprint, Building Design and the Architectural Review.

Session Details

Seizing the Future: Rethinking How We Build to Make a Better Tomorrow 

Astor Suite: 9:30am - 10:15am
One of the brightest architects in the profession, with two architectural practice and numerous awards to his name, Piers will challenge his audience to consider what the key issues are facing the construction industry in the next 20 years.  Known for his resourceful ‘thinking outside of the box’ Piers challenges mainstream convention and tackles head-on how we can conquer the environmental challenges facing us and directly address the demands of climate change; what technological issues we need to reconcile in order to rethink how we build and the collaborative networks needed to re-engineer outmoded methods of procurement.  

9.00am - 4.00pm

Networking Breakfast:
7.30am - 9.00am

Gala Dinner:
Reception 5.30pm
Dinner served 6.30pm

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