BLArch RMIT BArch UniSA PhD RMIT FAILA Adjunct Professor University of Adelaide.
Kevin Taylor (13.11.53 – 07.08.11) was one of Australia’s leading landscape architects with thirty years experience in the field.
After working for a number of established Melbourne firms and lecturing at RMIT University, he established the practice Kevin Taylor and Kate Cullity Pty Ltd in 1991, which, in its first year, designed the award-winning Box Hill Community Arts Centre with Gregory Burgess Architects. This was followed by projects such as the Uluru Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Healesville Sanctuary Platypus Exhibit and the Australian Garden Masterplan, all received AILA national awards and were published internationally.
In 1995, Kevin returned to Adelaide where he built a successful design studio that worked throughout Australia. Much of Kevin’s project experience concerned the development of high profile, complex sites where environmental, cultural and political sensitivities existed.
Kevin had a strong interest and considerable experience in the design of urban spaces. He led the design teams for the award-winning North Terrace Redevelopment in Adelaide, Manly Corso refurbishment in Sydney and the Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga Urban Regeneration Plan.
Complementing Kevin’s urban experience were his exceptional skills and experience working in natural environments. He worked in national parks and World Heritage Sites throughout Australia, designing visitor facilities which are sensitive to the surrounding landscape.
Under Kevin’s directorship Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) maintained a strong commitment to environmentally sensitive processes and outcomes. In addition, he fostered the company’s emphasis on socially responsible design based on meaningful community consultation.