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Taylor French

Taylor French

Atlanta, GA, US

 

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About 

Growing up around t-squares, prismacolors, trash paper (and the dreaded, ammonia-filled blueprint machine), Taylor has always had a keen interest in design. Be it the objects we use everyday, the places we visit, or the spaces we inhabit – he holds the belief that we are all a product of design, as well as designers in our own right.

Having completed formal training in architecture and landscape architecture at Auburn University, Taylor is currently honing his skills and sharing his talents with others in Atlanta, Georgia, so they might appreciate the value of good design.

Whether designing a performative landscape which responds to the seasons, staging a vacant property to make it feel like home, or using3D printing to redefine the architectural workflow, Taylor is constantly challenging himself to find creative solutions to complex problems.

Outside of the design realm, Taylor enjoys many other creative endeavors. On any given day of the week, you may find him taking notes for the next artsATL article, behind the lens at a photoshoot,playing piano for an event, or hunting for treasures at a favorite haunt. Each of these pursuits he treats with the same level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail that drive his design work.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Rabun Rasche Rector Reece, Atlanta, GA, US, Lead Designer

Collaborate directly with clients and firm leadership to create schematic design packages, renderings, and BIM-based performance evaluations for projects in the Hospitality segment. Provide support and lead teaching workshops for Revit and other design software. Utilize real-time 3D rendering programs for client presentations and civic engagement

Mar 2015 - current
 

TVS Design, Atlanta, GA, US, Practicing Professional

Designed and coordinated Revit projects in the Hospitality Segment.
Personnel Committee Chair, responsible for all internal firm events.
IDP+ARE Coordinator, overseeing study materials and study groups, and tracking intern progress.
Co-Founder and Manager of in-house 3D Printing Lab, providing models for internal study and client presentations.

Aug 2012 - Feb 2015
 

French & Associates, Landscape Architects, Columbus, GA, US, Summer Intern

Worked on 3D modeling and topography, CAD, financial spreadsheets, office management, client meetings.

May 2009 - Aug 2009
 

Hecht Burdeshaw Architects, Inc., Columbus, GA, US, Summer Intern

Worked on 3D modeling, rendering, CAD, construction documents, presentation material, client meetings.

May 2008 - Aug 2008
 

Barnes & Company, Architects, Columbus, GA, US, (Multi-)Summer Intern

Worked on 3D modeling, CAD, construction documentation, site visits, company publications; designed (former) company website.

May 2003 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Dual BArch mLA student, with a minor in community planning. Upon completions of 4 years of architecture undergraduate studies, was enrolled in the graduate landscape architecture program, and recently completed a dual-thesis project to obtain both degrees.

Worked as a graduate assistant on the graphic design, layout, and visual elements for the Low Impact Development Manual for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. This manuals focuses on best management practices for landscape architecture and design in stormwater management, including riparian buffers, constructed stormwater wetlands, bioretention/raingardens, and bioswales. The manual will be available online in early 2013.

Jan 2011 - May 2012
 

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Architecture

(see above)

Jan 2006 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Auburn CADC Book Award: 1st year mLA Studio, Other

Book awards are chosen by the faculty of the Auburn College of Architecture, Design and Construction for outstanding students in their respective studios.

2008
 

Graduate Research Assistantship, Grant

2011-2012 Graduate Research Assistantship awarded for the design, layout, and graphic illustration for the Low Impact Development Manual for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

2008
 

W. Warren & W. Warrren, Jr. Endowment Scholarship, Scholarship

2008
 

Auburn CADC Book Award: 3rd Year ARCH Studio, Other

Book awards are chosen by the faculty of the Auburn College of Architecture, Design and Construction for outstanding students in their respective studios.

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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