With a background in three-dimensional design, Professor Taylor has worked in the fields of interior design, construction management, architecture, and scenic construction for the film industry. His experiences have taken him across the US, Sri Lanka, and Haiti. He was the architectural faculty lead for the University of Illinois Solar Decathlon projects in 2009 and 2011 and is currently teaching design studios in the undergraduate and graduate programs. His popular graduate seminar offering aims to bring a sense of play back into the design process.
Professor Taylor was recognized as an Outstanding Educator by the Central Illinois’ Chapter of the AIA in 2011 and awarded the Nathan Clifford Ricker Award in 2014. His work in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake was recognized with an Award for Excellence in Public Engagement by the University of Illinois in 2015. In 2019 Professor Taylor became the chair of the Detail and Fabrication Program Area with a vision to strengthen collaborations with community and industry partners.
- Master of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology (2007)
- Bachelor of Arts, Brighton Polytechnic (1990)
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Chair, Detail & Fabrication Program, School of Architecture
Taylor, M. (2016). Structural laminated bamboo passive house. In P. J. S. Cruz (Ed.), Structures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016 (pp. 607-614). (Structures and Architecture - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture, ICSA 2016). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b20891-84
Taylor, M. (Author). (2013). Building the Kay Fanm Ya (Women's House)—Léogâne Haiti. Digital or Visual Products, The Media Workshop Ltd.
Taylor, M. (Author). (2013). CAMEJO Hospital—Léogâne Haiti. Digital or Visual Products, The Media Workshop Ltd.
Taylor, M. (Author), & Wu, S. (Author). (2013). Construction Sequence of the Kay Fanm Yo. Digital or Visual Products, The Media Workshop Ltd.
Taylor, M. (Designer). (2013). Kay Fanm Yo—Women's House. Design, .