We are thrilled to have Taylor Jackson in our Dallas office at BRW Architects!
Taylor grew up in the DFW metroplex with his father working in the construction industry. This sparked an early interest in the fields of Architecture and Construction which took him to Texas A&M University to study Environmental Design. In 2009, he participated in Texas A&M’s Italy Study Abroad program in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy, which heavily influenced his view on art and architecture. After receiving his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University in 2010, he went on to pursue his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas San Antonio in 2012. After graduation, Taylor came back to DFW and worked for a small architecture firm in Plano, Texas for three years before making his move to BRW.
- Favorite Architect? Carlo Scapa. Scarpa had an incredible sense of materiality, and his creative details, especially at transitions, have impressed and inspired me since I was exposed to his work in Italy.
- Where is your dream destination? Tokyo, Japan. I would love to see the contemporary architecture of Tokyo, and would love to experience the mix of old and new both culturally and architecturally that is present in Japan.
- If you could choose one superhero power, what would it be and why? The power to stop time. This would really take the stress out of tight deadlines.
- When you’re not at the office, what are your hobbies? In my free time I love to cook. I believe that there is an intersection between food and architecture, where a central idea of both is to create a scene that is both pleasurable to the senses and healthy for the body. Beyond food and architecture, I enjoy travel, walking/jogging, reading, sports, and I have recently begun home-brewing beer.
- What inspires you? I am inspired by new experiences, ideas, and places. I feel that the best way to learn and grow as a person is to expose yourself to new experiences.