J. ROBERT TAYLOR


Founder and President of TAYLOR ARCHITECTS INC.

J. Robert Taylor serves as Principal Architect for most of our projects. Strengths include Programming and Interpreting Clients wants and needs into a three-dimensional environment. With a vast array of experiences over many years, Mr. Taylor brings to each client the wisdom to make good decisions, the knowledge to explore many options, and the ability to create effective construction details. Also having a through understanding of Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing / Structural Systems, Mr. Taylor is very strong at integrating these systems (or solving problems with existing systems) as part of the design resolution.


 



RESUME INFORMATION:



EDUCATION:
M.S. ARCHITECTURE  M.I.T., 1965 SYSTEMS DESIGN
B.S. ARCHITECTURE  UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, 1964; HONORS PROGRAM, CO-OP PROGRAM
  
REGISTRATION: 
N.C.A.R.B.  FILE #11695, RECORD #8546
STATE LICENSES  INDIANA, OHIO
  
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE:
1985 - PRESENT  TAYLOR ARCHITECTS INC., PRESIDENT, MUNCIE, INDIANA
1969 - 1985  GRAHAM, LOVE and TAYLOR, VICE-PRESIDENT, MUNCIE, INDIANA
1967 - 1969  TAYLOR ARCHITECTS, PRESIDENT, YORKTOWN, INDIANA
1965 - 1967  PETERS, HARRISON and WILLIAMS, ASSOCIATE, LAWRENCE, KANSAS
1964 - 1965  HEERY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, PART-TIME, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
1959 - 1964  UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI COOPERATIVE STUDENT SIX FIRMS: DAYTON, MIAMISBURG,
and CINCINNATI, OHIO
  
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS and SERVICE: 
* STATE OF INDIANA REGISTRATION BOARD FOR ARCHITECTS AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS;
PRESIDENT and LIASON TO STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL
* NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION BOARDS: NATIONAL REGISTRATION EXAMINATION COMMITTEE FOR STRUCTURES
  
DESIGN AWARDS 
1988 - CENTRAL SOUTHERN INDIANA A.I.A.  1ST PLACE DESIGN AWARD FOR MITS BUS TERMINAL
1987 - ALTHEA STOEKEL, 1ST AWARD  HISTORIC RESTORATION OF McCULLOCH PARK LODGE
  
PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH:
SPECIAL MASTER FOR FEDERAL COURT, "ADA" SUBJECTS
PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR CONSULTANTS, USSR ARCHITECTURAL FIELD STUDY
INVESTIGATION OF SCHOOL STRUCTURE COLLAPSE, YORKTOWN, INDIANA
INVESTIGATION OF SIX BUILDING COLLAPSE DUE TO STRUCTURAL FAILURE, GREENSBURG, INDIANA
EASTERN / WESTERN EUROPE and ASIA ARCHITECTURAL FIELD STUDY (2)
SOVIET and RUSSIAN ARCHITECTURE FIELD STUDY
WESTERN EUROPE HOUSING FIELD STUDY (2)

  
DESIGN JURY MEMBER: 
I.S.A. CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARDS 
  
EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE: 
CONSULTING, INVESTIGATIONS, INTERROGATORIES, DEPOSITIONS, TRIAL PREPARATION, LIVE TESTIMONY, AND EXHIBIT PREPARATION AND CONSTRUCTION IN CASES INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DESIGN NEGLIGENCE, CONSTRUCTION NEGLIGENCE, MATERIAL FATIGUE ANALYSIS, AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH APPROPRIATE BUILDING AND LIFE SAFETY CODES AND REFERENCE STANDARDS RELATED TO THE PROCESS OF DELIVERING ARCHITECTURAL AND/OR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES. 
  
MEMBERSHIPS - ARCHITECTURE: 
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS 
INDIANA SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS  BOARD OF DIRECTORS (3)
CENTRAL SOUTHERN CHAPTER, I.S.A.  PRESIDENT (2)
ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE SCHOOLS OF ARCHITECTURE, A.C.S.A. 
SCARAB 
NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION 
  
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 
1967 - 2000  BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (RETIRED), PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE
1965 - 1967  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ARCHITECTURE
1964 - 1965  BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL CENTER, INSTRUCTOR OF ARCHITECTURE

COURSES TAUGHT:
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURES
DESIGN - LEVELS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
THESIS COORDINATOR
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
SYSTEMS COORDINATION
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

 

ARCHITECTURAL FIELD STUDY:
(PROGRAMMED TRAVEL WITH STUDENTS UNLESS NOTED)
RUSSIA (51 DAYS) (21 DAYS)
ENGLAND, WALES, IRELAND (27 DAYS)
SCANDINAVIA - SOVIET UNION, EUROPE AND ASIA (61 DAYS)
SOVIET UNION (28 DAYS), A.I.A.
EUROPE, 14 COUNTRIES; B.S.U. POLYARK VII (90 DAYS)
BOSTON, 8 (7-12 DAYS)
CINCINNATI, 2 (2-4 DAYS)
ST. LOUIS, 2 (6 DAYS)
CHICAGO, 3 (1-6 DAYS)
ONTARIO, CANADA, 7 (5-7 DAYS)
COLUMBUS, INDIANA, 3 (1-2 DAYS)
NEW ORLEANS, 1 (7 DAYS)
EUROPE - 17 COUNTRIES; SABBATICAL (90 DAYS)
  
ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS: 
BOOK:  ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES EXCLUSIVE OF MATHEMATICS, 3 EDITIONS
BROCHURES:  STUDENT CLASS PROJECTS
NEWS MEDIA:  MANY STUDENT PROJECTS
  
ACADEMIC SERVICE: 
PROMOTION and TENURE COMMITTEE
CHAIRMAN GRADUATION COMMITTEE
UNIVERSITY SENATE
UNDER GRADUATE POLICIES COUNCIL
HOUSE and TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
CONFERENCE DIRECTOR - 2
COLLEGE BUILDING COMMITTEE, CHAIRMAN 2
STUDENT RECRUITING COMMITTEE, ADMISSIONS and ATHLETICS
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
A.I.A.S.C. FACULTY ADVISOR
C.S.I.S.C. FACULTY ADVISOR

SPECIAL EVENTS: 
RUSSIA 29 DAY MULTI-MEDIA COMPUTER PILOTED EXTRAVAGANZA AND EXHIBITION
SCANDI-SOVIET, 61 DAY EUROPEAN AND ASIAN TOUR, MULTI-MEDIA COMPUTER PILOTED SHOW, PLUS EXHIBITION
POLYARK VII, 90 DAY EUROPEAN TOUR, MULTI-MEDIA COMPUTER PILOTED SHOW, PLUS EXHIBITION

RESEARCH:
SCHOLARLY EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH VOLGOGRAD ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE
MOBILE STUDIO DESIGN, BSU
INDIANA ENERGY CODE WORKSHOPS, CONDUCTED TWO FOR BSU
CREATIVE TEACHING GRANT, BSU
MASONRY DESIGN PANEL, M.I.T.
BUREAU OF CHILD RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
CONTINUING EDUCATION,  AIA NATIONAL PROGRAM

CONFERENCES ATTENDED:
INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN, CHICAGO
MASONRY SYMPOSIUM, FREDRICTION, N.B.
GOOD BUSINESS - GOOD DESIGN, INDIANAPOLIS, MODERATOR
A.I.A. NATIONAL CONVENTIONS - 3
A.C.S.A., MONTREAL
A.C.S.A., NATIONAL CONVENTION, SAN FRANCISCO, PRESENTER
A.C.S.A., INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, VANCOUVER, PRESENTER
MASONRY DESIGN INSTITUTE, ARLINGTON, TEXAS
NOTRE DAME DESIGN CONFERENCE
A.I.A. GRASS ROOTS, WASHINGTON, D.C. - 3
BUILDING SYSTEMS, NBS, WASHINGTON, D.C.
LIMESTONE RESEARCH CONFERENCE, CHICAGO
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE, CHICAGO
DESIGN SEMINARS, INDIANAPOLIS - 4
THERMAL NUCLEAR DESIGN CONFERENCE, ASPEN
URBAN DESIGN CONFERENCE, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
OTHER CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS
ASPEN DESIGN INSTITUTE
NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARD CONVENTION - 3
STATE SCHOOL BOARD CONVENTION - 4

CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCES:
WHITE RIVER OVERLOOK, DESIGN-BUILD FOR B.S.U. (2)
ME'S ZOO PAVILION, DESIGN-BUILD FOR B.S.U. (3)
RESIDENCE, PERSONAL (2)
COTTAGE IN CANADA, PERSONAL
ARCHITECT'S OFFICE RENOVATION, PERSONAL
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE RENOVATION
YOUTH CAMP RENOVATION

HOBBIES:
TRAVEL
CONSTRUCTION
FURNITURE DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION & REFINISHING
SPORTS
PHOTOGRAPHY
NATURE, GARDENING
CAMPING, BOATING, FISHING

ATHLETICS:
FOOTBALL SCOUT FOR THREE HIGH SCHOOLS - 9 YEARS
FOOTBALL BOOSTER CLUB PRESIDENT - 5 YEARS
LITTLE LEAGUE COACH - 8 YEARS
BALL STATE CARDINAL VARSITY CLUB - 24 YEARS
BALL STATE FOOTBALL RECRUITING - 8 YEARS
BALL STATE BASKETBALL RECRUITING - 2 YEARS,
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY BULLDOG BASKETBALL CLUB
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI - VARSITY FOOTBALL and TENNIS
COMPETITIVE DISTANCE RUNNING, 10K, MINI and FULL MARATHONS
DOWNHILL SKIING
TABLE TENNIS, TENNIS, RACQUETBALL, HANDBALL
LICENSED HIGH SCHOOL OFFICIAL - FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL
YMCA - 29 YEARS

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
STATE OF INDIANA ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY CARDINAL VARSITY CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS, PRESIDENT
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU - STATE OF INDIANA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS COUNCIL
MAYOR'S DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP DESIGN TEAM
MT. PLEASANT TWP. COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD - 4 YEARS
STATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE FOR SCHOOL BOARDS - 1 YEAR
YMCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 6 YEARS
YMCA CAMP COMMITTEE - 6 YEARS
NASSAU SWIM CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 10 YEARS
MUNCIE TENNIS and COUNTRY CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 12 YEARS
WIPB-TV, CHANNEL 49, GENERAL CHAIRMAN, TELESALE - 1 YEAR
WIPB-TV, CHANNEL 49, CENTRAL COMMITTEE, TELESALE - 4 YEARS
SCARAB, FACULTY ADVISOR - 2 YEARS
FACULTY ADVISOR, SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON FRATERNITY - 4 YEARS
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER DAY SEMINARS - 18
YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER - 7 YEARS
ACADEMY OF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP GRADUATE

MEMBERSHIPS:
ROTARY
YMCA
NASSAU SWIM CLUB 10 YEARS
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION LICENSED OFFICIAL 17 YEARS
TORCH CLUB 9 YEARS
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON ALUMNI
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI ALUMNI
M.I.T. ALUMNI
CARDINAL VARSITY, BSU
PRESIDENT'S CLUB, BSU