Taylor Knights believe in creating exciting and meaningful spaces that can enrich our lives. We believe that good design is spirited, thoughtful and a joy to experience. We are a Melbourne-based practice of architects and designers, established in 2013.
Our approach to the design process is a simple but rigorous one that draws deeply upon understanding and responding to that which is essential: the senses, the seasons, the environment. We take delight in creating and discovering these moments in each of our projects.
As a studio, we relish the concept (and the challenge) of ‘hard-working’ design – the idea that good architecture can and should be beautiful, considered, flexible, and enduring. We are a team with an appreciation for the craft of building and making, and we admire and look to the skills of our trades to help realise our projects.
We aim to create unique, highly sensitive and engaging spaces that are a true reflection of their evolving context and situation which can be enjoyed now and into the future.
Clients of Taylor Knights benefit from the diverse knowledge of its founders, gained through their experiences working within a range of related industries.
After successfully completing his studies in architecture, James Taylor turned his attention to the building industry. Working as a carpenter gave him hands-on practical experience and a unique insight that compliments his trained architectural knowledge perfectly.
The study of fine art and a love of architecture lead Peter Knights to a career in interior design. After acquiring valuable industry experience he returned to his studies and achieved his Masters degree in Architecture, subsequently working in some of Melbourne’s most notable design firms.
James and Peter both worked at the multi-award winning Melbourne practice Architects EAT, between them chalking up over eight years with the firm. They worked on both bespoke residential and comercial projects.