Rebecca Taylor

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Rebecca Taylor

Partner
BA (Hons) MSc DipArch RIBA

An architect and Partner at JTP, Rebecca has over 20 years' experience in designing and delivering residential and mixed-use neighbourhoods, in the UK and internationally. Having worked confidently across a range of scales, from strategic masterplanning to detailed residential design, she focusses on the special and unique qualities of each project and using these to create memorable and distinctive placemaking proposals.

With a portfolio of projects covering urban and rural locations, Rebecca has an inherent understanding of creating and delivering new, mixed-use city centre quarters as well as lower-density neighbourhoods, garden communities and urban extensions. As such, she is currently working on four garden village projects, which range from early visioning through to detailed design stages. She is also leading several higher-density estate regeneration projects in Erith and Havering, including Arthur Street, Napier and New Plymouth House and Serena, Solar, Sunrise. Rebecca recently led the design team on Brunel Street Works; a new urban quarter consisting of 975 homes in Canning Town, east London, which has a mix of tenures and was designed in collaboration with two other architectural practices.

Rebecca has worked extensively with Local Authorities, most recently with Winchester City Council and key stakeholders to develop a Supplementary Planning Document for an important new mixed-use quarter within the city’s historic core. Extensive community engagement was a crucial part of the process and Rebecca has substantial experience working with and presenting proposals to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders.

Her work within the practice includes several award-winning Victorian hospital regeneration projects, such as St Clements in east London. These projects typically include listed buildings, heritage assets and sensitive landscapes – all of which have driven the development of innovative new masterplans and sensitive architectural responses.

Within JTP Rebecca is responsible for driving forward the sustainability agenda and exploring how sustainable masterplanning principles can be embedded projects. As part of this, she has developed a series of principles around Healthy Placemaking, exploring the role of design in creating healthy places. She has also been championing nature-led design that considers biodiversity net gain and urban greening from the very early design stages, to make sure that new development creates the right habitats for both people and wildlife.