Piers Taylor

Piers Taylor is an award winning architect who won a scholarship to study for a PhD at the School of Architecture at the University of Reading.

Piers was awarded one of ten Anniversary PhD Scholarships up for grabs from the University’s Graduate School for 2017 entry. His PhD, entitled ‘Contingent Negotiation’, fits into one of the University’s five research themes – Environment. It will explore the consequences of using making to explore alternative design processes and will be supervised by Professor Flora Samuel.

As a practicing architect, and founder of architects Invisible Studio who have won a number of RIBA Awards for their work, Piers teaches workshops at the School of Architecture that look at designing through making. He was able to offer students a valuable insight into the practicalities of their designs, and supported the design and making of a structure for the students’ end of year show. In addition to being principal of Invisible Studio, Piers is also a broadcaster for the BBC.