Kevin Taylor Legacy
Kevin Taylor Legacy

Kevin Taylor was a founding director of TCL. Throughout his career, Kevin continually explored and challenged how we interact with, interpret and represent the Australian landscape. He was also intrigued by how communities and individuals relate to the civic condition. In 2014 a Legacy was established in Kevin’s name to honour his memory and enduring contribution.

Kevin Taylor Legacy

Kevin Taylor

The Grant

The Kevin Taylor Legacy was established in memory of Kevin Taylor, a founding director of TCL.

Throughout his career, Kevin continually explored and challenged how we interact with, interpret, and represent the Australian landscape.  He was also intrigued by how communities and individuals relate to the civic condition.  Dedicated to the art of landscape architecture, urban design, and social planning throughout his career and employing a sensitive and immersive approach to design, Kevin’s work has left an important and valuable legacy that is integral to TCL’s current practice. By offering this grant, TCL is seeking to continue and expand these fields of inquiry in relation to current practices and conditions.

Now in its tenth year, the grant is open to creative individuals or groups from all professions, industries, or trades who have an interest in the environment and our relationship with it.  Previous recipients include   Kasimir Burgess - filmmaker, Mark Tredinnick -  poet, Simone Slattery  -  classical musician, Karen Berger and David Joseph from Bowerbird Theatre, Amrita Hepi and Claire Windsor - contemporary dancers, James Geurts  - visual artist, Karl Winda Telfer – Burka (Traditional Wisdom Holder and artist/designer, and currently Catherine Buddle -artist and graphic designer.

The application can be Downloaded Here.

Please direct all creative grant inquiries to Alex Lock at

Kevin Taylor

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.

View Kevin’s PhD here.

TCL acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We respect their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.